The Flyers are headed into a tough stretch of three games in four nights in different cities as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET.
Here’s three storylines and the projected lineups:
8th straight game without Ellis
This’ll be game number eight in a row where the Flyers are without defenseman Ryan Ellis.
Ellis practiced Tuesday and took part in Wednesday’s optional morning skate at the Wells Fargo Center.
“He says he’s turning the corner,” Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault said after the morning skate. “Hope the corner arrives soon.”
There’s a chance Ellis returns during the back-to-back set which begins in Carolina on Friday.
Hart in net
Carter Hart will take the net for the Flyers against the Maple Leafs.
The last time the Flyers faced Toronto was December 3, 2019. They scored five third-period goals for a 6-1 win at the Wells Fargo Center.
This season, after starting 2-4-1, the Maple Leafs have won five of their last six games. They had won five straight before losing Monday to the Kings, 5-1.
“Their offense was dynamite,” Vigneault said Tuesday. “The speed and the quickness and the skill.
“There’s no doubt that that’s one of the top offensive teams in the league.”
Military Appreciation Night
Wednesday’s game is Military Appreciation Night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Among the related activities will be recognition of the Flyers Warriors disabled veteran hockey program. The Flyers Warriors Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 teams all won their respective tier tournament championships at the 2021 USA Hockey Warrior Classic held this past weekend at the FTC in Voorhees and Hollydell Ice Arena in Sewell.
There’ll be a ceremony before the game honoring the veterans and the Flyers Warriors program. Should be very touching to those in attendance.
Also, the Flyers will be wearing camo uniforms for pregame skates and are giving away camo rally towels.
28 Claude Giroux – 14 Sean Couturier – 11 Travis Konecny
86 Joel Farabee – 19 Derick Brassard – 89 Cam Atkinson
23 Oskar Lindblom – 21 Scott Laughton – 25 James van Riemsdyk
38 Patrick Brown – 44 Nate Thompson – 17 Zack MacEwen
9 Ivan Provorov – 61 Justin Braun
6 Travis Sanheim – 70 Rasmus Ristolainen
3 Keith Yandle – 24 Nick Seeler
79 Carter Hart
[35 Martin Jones]
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