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December 18, 2017  (12:39)
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"Philadelphia Flyers 35 pts (14-11-7)
vs
Los Angeles Kings 44 pts (20-10-4)
7 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 93.3 FM WMMR

Season Series/Schedule
Date Game GWG
10/5 PHI 0 @ LAK 2 Trevor Lewis
12/18 LAK @ PHI

Team Leaders
Flyers Kings
Jakub Voracek, 40 Points Anze Kopitar, 39
Sean Couturier, 15 Goals Anze Kopitar, 17
Jakub Voracek, 33 Assists Anze Kopitar, 22

The Flyers will look to extend their six-game winning streak, but that will be no easy task versus the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings have excelled under former Flyers head coach John Stevens as they have been near the top of the Pacific Division since they beat the Flyers in their first game of the year. A huge reason for their success has been the return to form by veterans like Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Marian Gaborik.
The Kings entered tonight's game tied atop the Pacific with the surprising Vegas Golden Knights. They are 13th in the league in scoring with 2.97 goals per game, which is impressive considering Jeff Carter has been out of action since mid-October.
Los Angeles also boasts the league's top penalty kill unit as they have given up just 15 power play goals on 113 chances (86.7%).
On the Flyers side, Dave Hakstol is not going change what has been working. Brian Elliott will make his six straight start after being named the NHL's Second Star of the Week this morning. This honor comes after being the Third Star of the Week last week.

Probable Flyers Lineup
FORWARDS
Claude Giroux – Sean Couturier – Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl – Valtteri Filppula – Jake Voracek
Dale Weise – Nolan Patrick –Jordan Weal
Taylor Leier – Scott Laughton – Travis Konecny
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Ivan Provorov – Andrew MacDonald
Shayne Gostisbehere – Robert Hägg
Travis Sanheim – Radko Gudas
GOALTENDER
Brian Elliott (12-6-6, 2.61 GAA, .915 save %, 0 SO)
INJURY REPORT
D-Brandon Manning (undisclosed) out, G-Michal Neuvirth (undisclosed) out

Probable Kings Lineup
FORWARDS
Marian Gaborik - Anze Kopitar - Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson - Adrian Kempe - Tyler Toffoli
Alex Iafallo - Nick Shore - Trevor Lewis
Andy Andreoff - Torrey Mitchell - Jonny Brodzinski
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty
Kurtis MacDermid - Alec Martinez
Derek Forbort - Christian Folin
GOALTENDER
Jonathan Quick (15-10-1, 2.33 GAA, .924 save %, 2 SO)
INJURY REPORT
C-Jeff Carter (ankle) out"

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