The Flyers are currently free falling in the East Division standings. They are now sitting outside of the playoff picture after going 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. Meanwhile, the Penguins, Capitals, and Islanders all have records of 7-3-0 or better in their last 10 games.
The biggest concerns with this team are the defensive struggles along with the regression of Carter Hart. This team will certainly need to make a trade for an impact defenseman if they want to be in the postseason, and the sooner they make a trade the better their chances will be.
With Hart still trying to get in the right mindset, AV will be starting Brian Elliott in net once again.
Flyers: 13-8-3 (29 points, 5th place) Capitals: 16-6-4 (36 points, 2nd place)
Flyers Projected Lines
van Riemsdyk - Couturier - Farabee
Laughton - Hayes - Konecny
Voracek - Giroux - Aube-Kubel
Lindblom - Patrick - Andreoff
Provorov - Braun
Sanheim - Myers
Gostisbehere - Prosser
Gustafsson (healthy), Hagg (healthy), Kase (healthy), Raffl (hand), Sushko (healthy), Twarynski (healthy), Frost (shoulder - IR)
The fourth line deposits two goals tonight.