Flyers are in Newark to face the Devils after dropping three of their last four games
The Flyers have lost three of four games and have fallen to 5th place in the East Division. Tonight, they will be in Newark, opening a two-game series against 3rd place New Jersey Devils. The Devils are coming off a 2-0 shutout against the New York Islanders.
For the Flyers, they will be looking to bounce back after a 6-1 beatdown at the hands of the Boston Bruins on Saturday, a game in which they managed just 17 shots on goal. The Flyers went one for four on the penalty kill and failed to convert on both of their power-play chances. Kevin Hayes was the lone scorer late in the second period and the Bruins tallied 5 goals with no answers after that.
Tonight, Brian Elliot will get the nod in net. Elliot has started one game this season, which was a 40-save shutout in a 3-0 win vs the Buffalo Sabres. Carter Hart could use the night off and has had a rough start to the season. Hart made 20 saves on Saturday and is 2-2-1 on the year with a 4.18 GAA and .880 save percentage. It’s hard to blame everything soley on Hart, as the Flyers are currently allowing the third most shots on goal in the entire NHL.
The Flyers are missing Morgan Frost, Phil Myers, and Sean Couturier. It does look like the Flyers will get some help defensively with the return of Shane Gostisbehere tonight but it’s unsure on how ice-ready he will be given the fact that he’s only skated three times since returning from COVID-19 protocols.
Kevin Hayes leads the Flyers with eight points in six games. TK leads all Flyers scoring with five goals.
The Flyers were outscored 11-5 against the Bruins in their two-game series and now facing the Devils is a less than ideal situation. This team typically handles themselves pretty well when a bounce-back game is needed. The Flyers have won eight straight games after letting up five or more goals in their previous game. The last four times the Flyers have faced the Devils, they are 3-1.
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