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Flyers Aim To Close Out Successful January With Another Win Over Caps


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January 31, 2018  (3:28 PM)
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"Philadelphia Flyers 56 pts (24-17-8)
@
Washington Capitals 63 pts (29-15-5)
8 p.m. ET
Verizon Center – Washington, DC
TV: NBCSN
Radio: 93.3 FM WMMR

Season Series/Schedule
Date Game GWG
10/14 WAS 2 @ PHI 8 Wayne Simmonds
1/21 PHI 2 @ WAS 1 Travis Konecny
1/31 PHI @ WAS
3/18 WAS @ PHI

Team Leaders
Flyers Capitals
Claude Giroux, 57 Points Alex Ovechkin, 53
Sean Couturier, 26 Goals Alex Ovechkin, 30
Jakub Voracek, 47 Assists Evgeni Kuznetsov, 32

For the second time in 10 days, the Flyers are in DC to take on the Capitals as they look to improve to 3-0-0 against the Metropolitan Division leaders this season. A win in regulation tonight will put the Flyers into third place in the division and just five points behind the Capitals.
Claude Giroux looks to continue his career long success versus Washington tonight. He as 18 goals and 36 points in 35 games against the Caps including two goals and four points in two games this season.
The Flyers look to close out a very successful month of January as the are 8-3-0 in 2018. In kind of a weird fact, all three of those loses have come by a 5-1 score.
Dave Hakstol has decided to change up his lines a bit coming out of the All-Star break. Nolan Patrick will move up to the second line tonight, centering Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds. The new third line will feature Valterri Filppula in between Jordan Weal and Michael Raffl.
Travis Konecny will remain on the top line as he is riding a four-game goal streak and five-game point streak, which includes the overtime game winner versus the Capitals back on January 21. In his last 13 games, Konecny has six goals and 12 points with four of those goals being game winners.
Heading into the All-Star break, the Capitals earned points in eight of their last 10 games, going 6-2-2 over that span. They are currently 18-7-1 on home ice this season.

Probable Flyers Lineup
FORWARDS
Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Travis Konecny
Jakub Voracek - Nolan Patrick - Wayne Simmonds
Jordan Weal - Valtteri Filppula - Michael Raffl
Tyrell Goulbourne - Scott Laughton - Jori Lehterä
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Ivan Provorov - Shayne Gostisbehere
Andrew MacDonald - Robert Hägg
Brandon Manning - Radko Gudas
GOALTENDER
Michal Neuvirth (5-6-1, 2.46 GAA, .918 save %, 1 SO)
INJURY REPORT
G-Brian Elliott (lower-body) out

Probable Capitals Lineup
FORWARDS
Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Tom Wilson
Andre Burakovsky - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Chandler Stephenson - Lars Eller - Brett Connolly
Alex Chiasson - Jay Beagle - Devante Smith-Pelly
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Christian Djoos - John Carlson
Matt Niskanen - Dmitri Orlov
Brooks Orpik - Madison Bowey
GOALTENDER
Braden Holtby (25-9-2, 2.68 GAA, .917 save %, 0 SO)
INJURY REPORT
None"

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