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Shayne Gostisbehere collected two assists in the Flyers' 2-1 win against Columbus on Thursday.

It was Gostisbehere's second straight multi-point contest and his third in the span of five games. He's up to 10 goals and 49 points in 57 contests this season. That's a new career-high in points with a good chunk of time left in the campaign.
Feb 23 - 5:23 AM

Sean Couturier is on a four-game point streak.

Couturier reached that by registering an assist in a 2-1 win against Columbus on Thursday. He has 29 goals and 61 points in 61 contests in 2017-18. As an aside, he hasn't had a point streak exceed four games this season despite his strong overall play, so he has a chance to set a season-high on Saturday.
Feb 23 - 5:21 AM

Jori Lehtera (illness) was able to play on Thursday.

Lehtera was questionable for the contest after missing Wednesday's practice. He ended up dishing out two hits in 12:31 minutes of ice time.
Feb 23 - 2:29 AM

Peter Mrazek stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced on Thursday night as he won his first game as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Mrazek looked comfortable in his debut with the Flyers, making key saves along the way, including a beauty against Zach Werenski. He was beaten only by Artemi Panarin, but Nolan Patrick and Claude Giroux's third period goals lifted the Flyers to victory. Mrazek's play earned him the player-of-the-game robe from his teammates, a Philadelphia tradition. He improves to 9-7-3 on the season with a 2.80 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 9:50 PM

Nolan Patrick scored the game-winning goal as the Philadelphia Flyers topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday night.

The Flyers trailed by one heading into the third period until goals from Giroux and Patrick put them ahead for good and led them to victory. Patrick's goal, his eighth of the season and his third in as many games, was scored off a rebound of a Shayne Gostisbehere shot. He now has 17 points in 52 games and has recorded a point in four straight games.
Feb 22 - 9:38 PM

Michael Raffl is skating on Philadelphia's top line with Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier.

Raffl is in that spot because Travis Konecny (foot) is out of the lineup. He has 10 goals and 18 points in 60 games this season, but this move certainly gives him a nice short-term fantasy boost.
Feb 22 - 7:05 PM

Updating a previous item, Travis Konecny (foot) won't play on Thursday night.

Konecny appeared to suffer the injury in Tuesday's game against Montreal, after he blocked a shot in the opening period. Taylor Leier will take Konecny's spot in the lineup. Mark Alt will serve as a healthy scratch for the Flyers.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 22 - 6:55 PM

Petr Mrazek is projected to get in his first start with the Flyers on Thursday.

That's not set in stone, but Mrazek was the first goaltender off the ice following Wednesday's practice, which is likely a sign of who the starter will be. The Flyers acquired Mrazek from the Red Wings and the hope is that he'll be solid while Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth are sidelined. He had a 2.89 GAA and .910 save percentage in 22 games with Detroit this season.
Feb 22 - 6:14 AM

Jori Lehtera is dealing with an illness.

Lehtera missed Wednesday's practice as a result. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 21 - 2:27 PM

Travis Konecny might have sustained a foot injury on Tuesday.

Konecny blocked a slapshot in the first period of that contest and while he got through the rest of the game, he did appear hurt. After that, he missed Wednesday's practice, further raising speculation about his status. However, he's still termed as probable for Thursday's game, so while we'll err on the side of caution by listing him as day-to-day, it wouldn't be surprising if he turned out to be healthy enough to stay in the lineup.
Feb 21 - 1:00 PM

Claude Giroux has gotten to the 70-point milestone.

Giroux needed just 60 games to get there. This is the first time since 2014-2015 that he's recorded at least 70 points, but it's also the fifth time in his career that he's reached this milestone. There's a chance that he'll end up topping his career-high of 93 points.
Feb 21 - 11:28 AM

Nolan Patrick is on a three-game point streak.

Patrick reached that mark by scoring a goal in the Flyers' 3-2 overtime win against Montreal on Tuesday. Patrick still has just seven goals and 16 points in 51 games, but the 19-year-old has a lot of long-term offensive potential.
Feb 21 - 11:26 AM

Sean Couturier has reached the 60-point milestone.

Keep in mind that Couturier had never even gotten 40 points in a single season before 2017-18. His breakout this season has been remarkable, but not out of the blue as it was always believed that he had this kind of high-end offensive potential. It helps that he's gotten a golden opportunity to display it this season as Couturier has primarily played on the Flyers' top line. With that in mind, we don't expect Couturier to significantly slow down.
Feb 21 - 11:25 AM

Oskar Lindblom made his NHL debut on Tuesday.

For a first game, Lindblom got a good amount of ice time as he logged 15:11 minutes. He finished the contest with one shot on goal. The 21-year-old has 16 goals and 34 points in 54 AHL contests in 2017-18.
Feb 21 - 11:22 AM

Alex Lyon turned aside 25 of 27 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens.

The Flyers didn't lead until the very end when Jakub Voracek scored the game-winner in overtime. Lyon has picked up his first two NHL wins in his last two outings. He has a 2-1-0 record with a 2.88 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage this season. With Petr Mrazek now in the fold, expect Lyon to see less action than he's seen in the last couple of days.
Feb 20 - 10:53 PM


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