After a two-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Flyers are focusing on earning a 3-0 start to the season as they will face the Buffalo Sabres tonight at 7:30 PM. If the Flyers can pull off another victory, it would give them three straight wins to start a season for the first time since the 2011-12 season, and it would be just the 12th time in team history the team achieves the feat.
The Sabres are coming into this game winless in their first two tries, but their offseason addition of Taylor Hall could be hard to contain, especially with Sean Couturier out for the next few weeks with a costochondral separation. The orange and black own a 92-69-20 record all-time against Buffalo and have won seven consecutive games at the Wells Fargo Center against this squad.
Carter Hart will get his third-straight start in net after posting back-to-back wins over the Pittsburgh Penguins. He posted a 2.51 GAA and .925 SV% in that mini-series. The team will have to find a way to win this game without much help from the powerplay, as the Sabres have only taken two penalties so far this season.
Flyers 4 Sabres 2
Flyers Projected Lines
Giroux - Hayes - Farabee
van Riemsdyk - Patrick - Voracek
Lindblom - Frost - Konecny
Raffl- Laughton- Aube-Kubel
Provorov - Braun
Sanheim - Myers
Hägg - Gustafsson
Couturier (costochondral separation), Friedman (healthy), Gostisbehere (IRN - COVID protocol), Bunnaman (healthy).