Time to get smacked: Flyers at Vegas Golden Knights Preview
Well, it’s time to get smacked ladies and gentlemen. Intern head coach Mike Yeo and his 8-12-4 Philadelphia Flyers head to Vegas to take on the 15-10-0 Golden Knights. The Flyers are in the middle of playing in their 2nd game of this little road trip. You can catch the game on at 10pm on NBCSP.
Carter Hart will get the nod again tonight. Hart was the goalie against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, surrendering 3 goals on 27 shots. Again, Hart was and has not been the problem this season. I feel like I write this every preview, but the entire team defense in-front of these two goalies (Hart & Jones) has been straight up embarrassing. I’d throw my goalie pads in the middle of the room and say, “Somebody else’s turn to put on these pads and get shelled night in and night out.”
Derick Brassard is with the team in Vegas, but will not play in tonight’s game. We saw Brassard finally make his return to the line up on Tuesday against the Devils after dealing with that hip injury. Now, a game later, he’s back to not playing. The team did say it’s more of “best interest” thing for Derick, but the injuries so far this season have been brutal.
Kevin Connauton, who was nabbed off of waivers on Tuesday by the Flyers, will make his debut with the team tonight alongside Keith Yandle. Connauton will replace Nick Seeler in the lineup, who’s been okay this season. Seeler is fine defensively, I guess, but his inability to puck handle, pass or do anything worth noting with the puck was getting extremely frustrating.
I have my thoughts on Yandle and how BRUTAL he’s been this year, but there’s literally no chance he gets benched when he’s so close to that iron man streak number.
Projected Flyers Line up vs the Vegas Golden Knights
Scott Laughton – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny
Morgan Frost – Claude Giroux – Cam Atkinson
Max Willman – Kevin Hayes – James van Riemsdyk
Oskar Lindblom – Patrick Brown – Zack MacEwen
Ivan Provorov – Justin Braun
Travis Sanheim – Rasmus Ristolainen
Keith Yandle – Kevin Connauton
The Flyers are 0-5-0 in their last 5 games, and the Golden Knights are 3-2-0 in their last 5. I was talking to my co-host, and good friend Danny Diemer a little earlier about tonight’s game, and we both agree this building is quite literally the last place this team should be playing.
The atmosphere in that arena (though I’ve never been there) is absolutely electric. Vegas does a fantastic job of bringing a ton of energy, which the players definitely feed off of. The only building I can sit here and think that would be worse is Montreal’s, but Montreal sucks too. Still, they’d probably smack us just like the Devils did.
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I don’t expect the Flyers to win, in fact, I’m scared to see how bad this will actually get. The Flyers are 3-3-0 against the Knights all-time, and have a huge task in-front of them tonight.
Mandatory Credit: Flyers twitter - Zack Hill Flyers PR