Flyers-Penguins Preview: Thanksgiving Hangover

Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror. If not for a late breakdown, the Leaflets could have been celebrating the end of a seven-game losing streak before the NHL’s Thanksgiving day off. Instead, the Capitals tied the game and then won in overtime to extend that streak to eight.

That brings us to this weekend, where the Flyers face another double-digit losing streak right in the face. The Pittsburgh penguins are in town for the annual Black Friday game.

Not too long ago, the Penguins had a streak like this, losing seven straight after a 4-0-1 start to the season. But since then they have won six of their last eight games, including four in a row on Friday.

Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Team leaders

Philadelphia Flyers generalist g A P Pittsburgh penguins generalist g A P
Travis Konecny 17 seven 12 19 Sidney Crosby 20 ten 17 27
Kevin Hayes 20 5 14 19 Yevgeny Malkin 20 8 12 20
Joel Farabee 20 4 9 13 Jake Guentzel 16 ten 8 18
Owen Tippet 15 6 4 ten jason zucker 18 5 ten 15
Tony DeAngelo 20 3 seven ten Rickard Rakell 20 8 5 13

Owen Tippet has been one of the Flyers’ most productive players of late. Three goals in the last five games have taken him to six this season, second on the team.

Sidney Crosby has been a production machine lately. Heading into a shootout win over Calgary on Wednesday, Crosby had 11 points in his previous four games, including two four-point games. In 20 games this season, Crosby has seven multi-point games.

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Carter Hart should come back into the goal. Hart made 25 saves on 28 shots in Monday night’s loss to the Flames before earning a break in the Flyers’ final game on Wednesday. Hart is entering a six-game personal losing streak.

Tristan Jarry should start for the Penguins. Jarry made 33 saves on 34 shots in Wednesday’s win over the Flames to follow a 32-save shutout against Winnipeg last Saturday. Jarry is on a three-game winning streak entering the game.

Projected compositions

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Scratch flyers: Sean Couturier (injury), Cam Atkinson (injury), James van Riemsdyk (injury), Wade Allison (injury), Travis Konecny ​​(injury), Scott Laughton (injury), Max Willman (healthy)

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Penguin Scratches: Kasperi Kapanen (in good health), Chad Ruhwedel (in good health)

Programming Notes

  • Circulars: No changes are expected in the line-up for Wednesday’s game.
  • Penguins: Pittsburgh is expected to use the same formation since winning Wednesday.

Game Notes

  • Power play: Flyers (29th), Penguins (26th)
  • Penalty kill: Flyers (26th), Penguins (13th)
  • Recent history against the penguins
    • April 24, 2022 – Flyers 4, Penguins 1 (at PHI)
    • February 15, 2022 – Penguins 5, Flyers 4 (F/OT) (at PIT)
    • January 6, 2022 – Penguins 6, Flyers 2 (at PHI)
    • November 4, 2021 – Penguins 3, Flyers 2 (F/OT) (at the PIT)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Penguins
    • Kevin Hayes: 30 GP, 7 G, 9 A, 16 P
    • Joel Farabee: 13 GP, 4 G, 8 A, 12 P
    • Justin Braun: 27GP, 4G, 2A, 6P
    • Carter Hart: 10 GP, 4-3-2, 3.18 GAA, 0.902 SV%

where to watch
Television: DTT
Radio: Circular distribution network

Kevin Durso is the Flyers Insider for 97.3 ESPN and the Flyers Editor for Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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