FLYERS (9-9-2) at SABRES (13-6-2)
7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSP+, NHL.TV
The Buffalo Sabres will try to extend their winning streak to seven games when they play the Philadelphia Flyers at KeyBank Center on Wednesday.
It would be their longest streak since beginning the 2006-07 season with 10 straight wins from Oct. 4-26.
Goalie Alex Lyon will make his first start of the season for Philadelphia, which has lost three straight after a 5-0-1 stretch. The Flyers have scored at least four goals in four of their past six games.
Lyon, who was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League last week, was 3-2-1 with a 2.75 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in seven NHL starts last season.
Players to watch
Flyers forward Sean Couturier has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his past six games.
Sabres forward Jeff Skinner has 20 points (13 goals, seven assists) in his past 15 games.
They said it
"Puck battles and scrums once we create that pressure, we've got to win more of those because too many pucks are ending up on our net 10 seconds after those scrums." -- Flyers coach Dave Hakstol on his team's penalty kill, which ranks 30th in the NHL (68.6 percent).
"We never changed the way that we play. It's one thing that's been really good throughout this whole season."-- Sabres forward Kyle Okposo on Buffalo's ability to come back in games when trailing
Philadelphia Flyers projected lineup
Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny
Oskar Lindblom -- Nolan Patrick -- Jakub Voracek
James van Riemsdyk -- Jordan Weal -- Wayne Simmonds
Dale Weise -- Scott Laughton -- Jori Lehtera
Ivan Provorov -- Robert Hagg
Shayne Gostisbehere -- Christian Folin
Travis Sanheim -- Radko Gudas
Scratched: Andrew MacDonald, Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Injured: Michael Raffl (lower body), Corban Knight (collarbone), Michal Neuvirth (lower body), Brian Elliott (lower body)
Sabres projected lineup
Jeff Skinner -- Jack Eichel -- Jason Pominville
Tage Thompson -- Vladimir Sobotka -- Sam Reinhart
Conor Sheary -- Casey Mittelstadt -- Kyle Okposo
Zemgus Girgensons -- Johan Larsson -- Evan Rodrigues
Jake McCabe -- Rasmus Ristolainen
Rasmus Dahlin -- Zach Bogosian
Nathan Beaulieu -- Casey Nelson
Scratched: Remi Elie
Injured: Marco Scandella (lower body), Patrik Berglund (upper body), Scott Wilson (ankle), Matt Hunwick (neck)
Scandella, who sustained a lower-body injury in a 5-4 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, left the morning skate early and coach Phil Housley said he is day to day. ... Berglund didn't skate and is day to day. ... Lehtera will play after being scratched the past two games.
Giroux needs one assist to pass Brian Prop (480) for second place in Flyers history. … Pominville will play in his 682nd game with the Sabres, ninth-most in team history. … Hutton is 5-0-0 with a 1.99 goals-against average and .936 save percentage in the past five games. ... Buffalo is second in the NHL with five wins when trailing after two periods (Calgary Flames, six).