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Philadelphia goes for sweep of home-and-home; Detroit has gotten at least one point in six of past nine games

by Dave Hogg / NHL.com Correspondent

FLYERS (27-24-7) at RED WINGS (23-28-8)

6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The Philadelphia Flyers will try for their second win against the Detroit Red Wings in as many days when the teams play at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.

The Flyers blew a four-goal third-period lead at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday before winning 6-5 on Travis Konecny's goal at 1:27 of overtime.

Philadelphia is 11-1-1 in its past 13 games and is seven points behind the Carolina Hurricanes for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

Detroit has gotten at least one point in six of its last nine games (5-3-1).

 

Players to watch

Flyers forward Sean Couturier had two assists Saturday and has 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) in his past 17 games.

Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha scored twice during the third-period comeback Saturday, including the tying goal with seven seconds left.

 

They said it

"Obviously we've got a lot to clean up before we play them tomorrow. We got up 5-1 at the start of the third period, and then we just stopped playing. We really hung [goalie Carter Hart] out to dry, but [Konecny] saved us in overtime, so I can enjoy my goal." -- Flyers forward Scott Laughton, who scored for the first time in 27 games Saturday

 

"I thought it would be harder to come back, but I felt good. The way we played in the third period -- when we are hounding pucks, playing simple and getting pucks to the net -- that's when we score goals." -- Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi, who had a goal and an assist Saturday in his first game since sustaining a concussion Jan. 22

 

Flyers projected lineup

James van Riemsdyk -- Claude Giroux -- Travis Konecny

Oskar Lindblom -- Sean Couturier -- Jakub Voracek

Scott Laughton -- Nolan Patrick -- Wayne Simmonds

Michael Raffl -- Phil Varone -- Justin Bailey

Ivan Provorov -- Travis Sanheim

Shayne Gostisbehere -- Andrew MacDonald

Robert Hagg -- Radko Gudas

Carter Hart

Mike McKenna

Scratched: Philippe Myers, Cam Talbot

Injured: Brian Elliott (lower body), Michal Neuvirth (lower body)

 

Red Wings projected lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi -- Dylan Larkin -- Gustav Nyquist

Thomas Vanek -- Jacob de la Rose -- Anthony Mantha

Darren Helm -- Luke Glendening -- Andreas Athanasiou

Justin Abdelkader -- Michael Rasmussen -- Christoffer Ehn

Niklas Kronwall -- Mike Green

Danny DeKeyser -- Nick Jensen

Filip Hronek -- Trevor Daley

Jonathan Bernier

Jimmy Howard

Scratched: Luke Witkowski, Jonathan Ericsson

Injured: Evgeny Svechnikov (knee surgery), Frans Nielsen (illness)

 

Status report

Talbot, the goalie acquired from the Edmonton Oilers on Friday in a trade for goalie Anthony Stolarz, will not join the Flyers in time for the game. … Philadelphia loaned forward Mikhail Vorobyev to Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Saturday.

 

Stat pack

Saturday was the third time in their history that the Red Wings earned a point after being down by four goals in the third period. They defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-6 on Dec. 4, 1984, and tied the Maple Leafs 7-7 on Dec. 27, 1989.

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