Game 18 Preview: Flyers at Sabres


The Flyers are off to a good start this weekend, as they took game one in the mini-series against the Buffalo Sabres 3-0. Since their embarrassing loss to the Boston Bruins in Lake Tahoe, the Flyers offense has pushed the petal to the metal, outshooting their opponents 78-50 in these past two games.


With the Sabres in a free fall (3-6-1 in past 10 games), the Flyers have a chance to secure another two points that could prove crucial by the time the season ends. The team has a three-game series with the Penguins coming up this week, but they can not overlook this Sabres team by thinking about that all-important rivalry matchup that is on the horizon. We'll see if the Flyers can avoid playing down to their competition and continue their rampant play.


Records

Flyers: 10-4-3 (23 points, 4th place) Sabres: 6-9-3 (15 points, 8th place)

Flyers Projected Lines

Forwards

van Riemsdyk- Couturier - Farabee

Giroux - Hayes - Patrick

Lindblom - Laughton - Voracek

Raffl - Bunnaman - Aube-Kubel


Defensemen

Provorov - Gostisbehere

Sanheim - Braun

Hagg - Myers


Goalies

Hart

Elliott


Scratches

Kase (healthy), Morin (healthy), Twarynski (healthy), Andreoff (healthy), Sushko (healthy), Gustafsson (healthy), Frost (shoulder - IR)

Covid Protocol

Konecny

Bold Prediction

The defense will play a big part in the offense, producing at least two goals.

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