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Flyers Look To Stay Hot In Their First Visit To Detroit's New Digs


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January 23, 2018  (12:35)
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"Philadelphia Flyers 54 pts (23-16-8)
@
Detroit Red Wings 45 pts (19-20-7)
7:30 p.m. ET
Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBCSN
Radio: 97.5 FM The Fanatic

Season Series/Schedule
Date Game GWG
20-Dec DET 3 @ PHI 4 Sean Couturier
23-Jan PHI @ DET
20-Mar PHI @ DET

Team Leaders
Flyers Red Wings
Claude Giroux, 55 Points Dylan Larkin, 36
Sean Couturier, 28 Goals Anthony Mantha, 15
Jakub Voracek, 45 Assists Dylan Larkin, 29

The Philadelphia Flyers will make their first ever visit to the brand new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit tonight. They enter tonight's game with an 8-2-0 record over their last 10 games and in the top Eastern Conference wild card spot. They are just one point behind the Columbus Blue Jackets, who play in Vegas tonight, for third place in the Metropolitan Division.
The Red Wings have been playing better of late with six wins in their last 10 contests, but they have dug themselves too deep of a hole. They sit eight points out of a wild card spot and they trail the Toronto Maple Leafs by 12 points for third place in the Atlantic Division.
Petr Mrazek is expected to get the start in goal for Detroit tonight as he looks for his third straight shutout. He has been an all or nothing goaltender when he has gotten to play this year. He has three shutouts in his 14 games, but his 3.14 goals-against average and .904 save percentage suggests that when he isn't shutting you out he's giving up the farm.
Despite the roster move on Monday, Dave Hakstol will keep the same lineup that beat the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon. Brian Elliott will get the start in goal.
Claude Giroux, who has 21 points in 18 career games against the Red Wings, had three assists in the Flyers 4-3 win over Detroit back in December. They got single goals from Wayne Simmonds, Sean Couturier, Dale Weise and the first career goal from Robert Hagg.

Probable Flyers Lineup
FORWARDS
Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Travis Konecny
Michael Raffl - Valtteri Filppula - Jakub Voracek
Jordan Weal - Nolan Patrick - Wayne Simmonds
Jori Lehtera - Scott Laughton - Tyrell Goulbourne
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Ivan Provorov - Shayne Gostisbehere
Andrew MacDonald - Robert Hagg
Brandon Manning - Radko Gudas
GOALTENDER
Brian Elliott (18-11-7, 2.79 GAA, .908 save %, 0 SO)
INJURY REPORT
None

Probable Red Wings Lineup
FORWARDS
Anthony Mantha – Henrik Zetterberg – Gustav Nyquist
Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Andreas Athanasiou
Tomas Tatar – Frans Nielsen – Luke Glendening
Luke Witkowski –– Dominic Turgeon –– Martin Frk
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Danny DeKeyser – Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson – Nick Jensen
Niklas Kronwall – Joe Hicketts
GOALTENDER
Petr Mrazek (5-5-1, 3.14 GAA, .904 save %, 3 SO)
INJURY REPORT
RW-Johan Franzen (concussion) out, C-Luke Glendening (upper-body) out , LW-Justin Abdelkader (lower-body) out, RW-Darren Helm (lower-body) out, D-Trevor Daley (lower-body) out"

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