The Sens had an optional morning skate, and have called up forward Filip Chlapik from Belleville in lieu of an injury to an unknown forward. Chlapik is a natural centre, but has played left-wing occasionally while in Ottawa, so I’m not going to try and guess who’s in and out. Here’s how Crawford lined his crew up against the Bruins:
Smith - White - Ryan
Gibbons - Lindberg - Boedker
Balcers - Tierney - Paajarvi
Chabot - DeMelo
Wolanin - Ceci
Borowiecki - Harpur
Meanwhile, here’s how the Flyers are expected to line-up also interim head coach Scott Gordon:
van Riemsdyk - Patrick - Konecny
Raffl - Laughton - Hartman
Varone - Knight - MacDonald
Provorov - Sanheim
Gostisbehere - Myers
Hagg - Gudas
Extras: Neuvirth (inj.), Hart (inj.), Morin (scratch)
- The Flyers have used... EIGHT different goaltenders this year. Two, including the highly-touted Carter Hart, are currently on the IR. Somehow, Brian Elliott is back healthy in time to face his old club and the goalie he was traded for — Craig Anderson. Mike McKenna is also in the organization but is currently with the team’s AHL club.
- With their season all but over, Philadelphia has transitioned to their youth movement. 22-year-old Oskar Lindbolm is on their top-line and Philippe Myers is up from Lehigh Valley. Myers, you may recall, was Thomas Chabot’s partner at the World Juniors and is a promising right-handed defence prospect.
- Jake Voracek will be missing tonight after being suspended two games for “interference”. He’s appealing his suspension.
- The Senators have lost 10 of their last 11, but have a shot against a streaky Flyers squad — especially if they manage to keep their effort level up. They weren’t present for much of the contest against the Bruins, but were actually >50% in shot attempts in both games against the Islanders.
|Penalty Kill %||79.4||22nd||80.8||13th|
|Corsi (5v5, Score & Venue Adjusted)||44.49||31st||51.61||9th|
|Fenwick (5v5, SVA)||45.01||31st||52.36||9th|
|Goals||Brady Tkachuk||16||Vladimir Tarasenko||28|
|Assists||Thomas Chabot||36||Ryan O'Reilly||41|
|Points||Thomas Chabot||49||Ryan O'Reilly||67|
|Shots||Brady Tkachuk||170||Vladimir Tarasenko||235|
|TOI/GP||Thomas Chabot||24:03||Alex Pietrangelo||23:51|