Alex Lyon will make his first NHL start in goal, as the Flyers look to snap a two-game losing streak Thursday evening at Prudential Center in New jersey.
Philadelphia is playing in the second half of a back-to-back, falling 5-3 to the Washington Capitals on the road Wednesday evening.
The Flyers are currently sitting fourth in the Metropolitan Division with 56 points and hold the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
This will be the third time in less than four weeks that the Flyers and Devils are squaring off. The Flyers defeated the Devils 5-3 at Prudential Center on Jan. 13 and 3-1 at Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 20.
Keith Kinkaid is expected to start in goal for the Devils, who ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win in Buffalo on Tuesday.
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Philadelphia: Flyers Line Combinations
The Flyers are going with the same lines they iced in the loss to the Capitals, except for one minor change. Taylor Leier is entering the lineup in place of Tyrell Goulbourne.
Nolan Patrick impressed in his promoted role on the second line, notching a goal and an assist. He combined for a great goal with Wayne Simmonds and will look to build on that performance Thursday.
With Brian Elliott place on IR, goaltending is once again a pressing issue. The team is giving Lyon his first NHL start after he made a brief relief appearance for Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday. The 25-year-old has been fairly average with the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms this season, posting a .910 save percentage through 24 appearances.
Claude Giroux — Sean Couturier — Travis Konecny
Jakub Voracek — Nolan Patrick — Wayne Simmonds
Jordan Weal — Valtteri Filppula — Michael Raffl
Taylor Leier — Scott Laughton — Jori Lehtera
Ivan Provorov — Shayne Gostisbehere
Robert Hagg — Andrew MacDonald
Brandon Manning — Radko Gudas
New Jersey: Devils Line Combinations
The Flyers catch a break with elite starting netminder Cory Schneider (groin) on the shelf.
The Devils will also be without Marcus Johansson (undisclosed) and Brian Gibbons(thumb).
Taylor Hall has been carrying the offense all season long and he’s red-hot right now, riding an eight-game point streak (six goals, seven assists).
Kinkaid has been getting the job done in place of Schneider, posting a 3-1-1 record with a 2.33 goals-against average in his past five starts.
Taylor Hall — Nico Hischier — Jesper Bratt
Miles Wood — Pavel Zacha — Kyle Palmieri
Blake Coleman — Travis Zajac — Stefan Noesen
Drew Stafford — Brian Boyle
Andy Greene — Sami Vatanen
John Moore — Damon Severson
Will Butcher — Ben Lovejoy