the Leaflets had a win in sight before letting another game slip away. It’s just a continuation of the frustrating season that still has 34 games to play.
The next eight games are at home for the Flyers, starting Thursday night when they face the Washington Capitals.
Game time is 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||generalist||g||A||P||Washington Capitals||generalist||g||A||P|
|Cam Atkinson||48||17||20||37||Alex Ovechkin||49||31||31||62|
|Claude Giroux||45||16||21||37||Yevgeny Kuznetsov||48||15||33||48|
|Travis Konecny||46||8||20||28||John Carlson||47||9||29||38|
|Scott Laughton||45||ten||13||23||Thomas Wilson||47||15||19||34|
|James van Riemsdyk||48||11||9||20||Dmitry Orlov||47||seven||16||23|
Scott Laughton continued his hot streak Tuesday with a goal and an assist, extending his point streak to six games. He scored four goals during that span, which suddenly earned him a tie for third place on the team.
From one last killer Flyers game to another in this one. Alex Ovechkin will be in town to continue his outstanding season and overall success against the Flyers. In their lone meeting of the season, the Flyers knocked Ovechkin off the board, but he barely managed a six-game scoreless drought with two goals in his last game.
Martin Jones gets the start for the Flyers. Jones makes his first appearance since Jan. 25, when he made 29 saves on 33 shots in a loss to the Islanders. Jones hasn’t won a game since Dec. 29 against Seattle.
Ilya Samsonov departs for Washington. Samsonov made 33 saves on 34 shots in a win over Nashville on Tuesday. He also won three of his four starts in February.
Flyers Scratches: Sean Couturier (injury), Ryan Ellis (injury), Nate Thompson (injury), Kevin Hayes (injury), Patrick Brown (injury), Joel Farabee (injury), Wade Allison (injury), Rasmus Ristolainen (injury ), Derick Brassard (injury)
Capitals Scratches: Anthony Mantha (injury), TJ Oshie (injury), Vitek Vanecek (injury), Justin Schultz (injury), Daniel Sprong (healthy), Matt Irwin (healthy)
- Circulars:Gerry Mayhew returns to the lineup after missing a game with an eye injury. jacksonKates out of range.
- Capitals: Michal Kempny is for justin schultz, who was injured on Tuesday and is day to day. No other changes are planned.
- Power play: Flyers (30th), Capitals (27th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (24th), Capitals (19th)
- Recent history vs. capitals
- November 6, 2021 – Flyers 2, Capitals 1 (at WSH)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Capitals
- Claude Giroux – 54 GP, 23 G, 26 A, 49 P
- Cam Atkinson – 28GP, 12G, 8A, 20P
- James van Riemsdyk – 43 GP, 12 G, 16 A, 28 P
- Martin Jones – 11 GP, 6-4-1, 2.82 GAA, 0.904 SV%
- Milestone watch
- Claude Giroux needs five points to reach 900 for his career.
where to watch
Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: Circular distribution network
Kevin Durso is the Flyers Insider for 97.3 ESPN and the Flyers Editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.
Philadelphia Flyers uniforms through the years