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Flyers-Capitals preview: Starting an 8-game homestand


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.

Team leaders

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.

Goalkeeper game 2-17

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.

Projected compositions

Flyers Line Combos 2-17

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)

Opposing line combos 2-17

Capitals Scratches: Anthony Mantha (injury), TJ Oshie (injury), Vitek Vanecek (injury), Justin Schultz (injury), Daniel Sprong (healthy), Matt Irwin (healthy)

Composition Notes

  • 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.

Game Notes

  • 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.

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