FLYERS (24-16-6) at BLUES (30-10-7)
8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS
The St. Louis Blues can break their record for most consecutive home wins when they play the Philadelphia Flyers at Enterprise Center on Wednesday.
The Blues have won nine straight on home ice, tying a previous record set Jan. 26-Feb. 26, 1991, while outscoring opponents 36-15. St. Louis can sweep a homestand of at least five games for the first time in its history with a victory.
Flyers goalie Carter Hart will miss 2-3 weeks with a right lower abdominal strain sustained in practice Tuesday. Brian Elliott will start against the Blues and Alex Lyon was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions to be the backup.
The Flyers have points in three of their past four games (2-1-1), including a 6-5 shootout win against the Boston Bruins on Monday after trailing 5-2. Assistant Mike Yeo returns to St. Louis for the first time since he was fired as Blues coach Nov. 19, 2018.
Players to watch
Flyers center Sean Couturier has nine points (three goals, six assists) in his past six games.
Blues forward Alexander Steen has six points (three goals, three assist) in his past five games after having six assists in his first 26 games of the season.
They said it
"It's tough losing a guy like that. You never want to see an injury, but for that to happen at this time when we're going into [the NHL All-Star] break is probably the best-case scenario." -- Flyers forward Travis Konecny on goalie Carter Hart
"They can score goals, they've got some really good young defensemen. They activate really well offensively, jump up the play a lot, aggressive team." -- Blues coach Craig Berube
Flyers projected lineup
Claude Giroux -- Kevin Hayes -- Travis Konecny
Michael Raffl -- Sean Couturier -- Jakub Voracek
James van Riemsdyk -- Scott Laughton -- Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Tyler Pitlick -- Connor Bunnaman -- Chris Stewart
Ivan Provorov -- Matt Niskanen
Travis Sanheim -- Philippe Myers
Robert Hagg -- Mark Friedman
Injured: Carter Hart (abdominal strain), Nolan Patrick (migraine), Oskar Lindblom (Ewing's sarcoma), Justin Braun (groin), Shayne Gostisbehere (knee)
Blues projected lineup
Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn -- Oskar Sundqvist
Zach Sanford -- Ryan O'Reilly -- David Perron
Alexander Steen -- Robert Thomas -- Tyler Bozak
Mackenzie MacEachern -- Jacob de la Rose -- Ivan Barbashev
Vince Dunn -- Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester -- Justin Faulk
Niko Mikkola -- Robert Bortuzzo
Scratched: Carl Gunnarsson, Troy Brouwer, Jordan Kyrou
Injured: Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder), Colton Parayko (upper body), Sammy Blais (wrist)
The Flyers loaned forward Joel Farabee to Lehigh Valley. ... Stewart, placed on waivers Wednesday, replaces Farabee. ... Parayko will miss his sixth straight game. The defenseman was placed on injured reserve Tuesday retroactive to Jan. 2.
Flyers coach Alain Vigneault needs one win to pass Mike Keenan (672) for sole possession of 11th place in NHL history. He will coach his 1,263nd NHL game and pass Jacques Lemaire for 16th place. ... Perron has six points (four goals, two assists) in his past five games.