The Philadelphia Flyers can turn their win streak to five games as they visit the Nashville Predators to wrap up a three-game road trip on Tuesday night.
It’s the first of two meetings between the Flyers and Predators. They will meet again in Philadelphia on Dec. 21. The away team won each matchup. Joel Farabee had a three-point night in a 3-1 victory on Oct. 22. The Predators took the overtime win on Feb. 11 courtesy of a Matt Duchene goal 34 seconds into the extra period.
Since the Flyers lost to the San Jose Sharks on Nov. 7, they have won 10 of their last 14 games. That includes the current four-game win streak that they are on. That includes wins over the Los Angeles Kings, Vegas Golden Knights, and the Colorado Avalanche. So they aren't just beating the teams they should be. They are also beating some of the top teams in the league. And they've done so while only allowing 2.29 goals per game and scoring 3.07.
Travis Konecny has continued his hot start as he has four goals and six points as part of a three-game point streak. He has eight points over his last six games after going pointless in three straight before that. Sean Couturier has come on as of late as he has a five-game point streak (1G, 4A's) coming in.
The Flyers' penalty kill is now fifth in the league, and since the Sharks game, it has only given up four goals in 48 opportunities. They've also scored three shorthanded goals during that, two of which have come in the last four games. It has kept them alive while the power play has continued to struggle more often than now.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Tyson Foerster - Sean Couturier - Travis Konecny
Joel Farabee - Scott Laughton - Cam Atkinson
Owen Tippett - Morgan Frost - Bobby Brink
Nicolas Deslauriers - Ryan Poehling - Garnet Hathaway
Cam York - Travis Sanheim
Nick Seeler - Sean Walker
Egor Zamula - Rasmus Ristolainen
Struggling to start the season, the Predators have been much better lately. They have won seven of their last 10 games. They also had a six-game win streak toward the end of November. With the wins coming in bunches, they have moved into the top wild-card spot in the West and are four points off one of the top three spots in the Central.
Filip Forsberg is in his 12th year with the Predators and leads players in all offensive categories. He has 14 goals and 31 points. He also has four points in his last five games. Newcomer Ryan O'Reilly has been having a good season for Nashville as well. He is second on the team in goals (12) and is tied with Roman Josi for second in points (22).
Juuse Saros has helped the Predators with wins in his last four straight starts. He has only given up one goal in three of those games. He's put up decent numbers in his 22 games, posting a 2.83 GAA and a .908 SV%.
Predators Projected Lineup
Filip Forsberg - Ryan O'Reilly - Gustav Nyquist
Kiefer Sherwood - Tommy Novak - Luke Evangelista
Yakov Trenin - Cody Glass - Colton Sissons
Cole Smith - Michael McCarron - Juuso Parssinen
Roman Josi - Dante Fabbro
Ryan McDonagh - Alexandre Carrier
Jeremy Lauzon - Luke Schenn
When, Where, and How to Watch/Listen
Time: 8:00 PM
Where: Bridgestone Arena
Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic
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