FLYERS (34-20-10) at LIGHTNING (44-17-4)
1 p.m. ET; SUN, NBCSP, NHL.TV
The Philadelphia Flyers can move into first place in the Metropolitan Division when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Saturday.
The Flyers are 10-1-2 in their past 13 games and are second in the division with 78 points, one behind the first-place Washington Capitals.
Tampa Bay forward Nikita Kucherov will be a game-time decision after missing the past two games because of an upper-body injury. He leads the NHL with 82 points (33 goals, 49 assists) in 63 games.
The Lightning are 5-0-1 in their past six games. They lead the Atlantic Division with 92 points, six points ahead of the second-place Boston Bruins, and are three points ahead of the Nashville Predators for first place in the NHL.
Players to watch
Flyers forward Claude Giroux has 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in the past 11 games.
Anthony Cirelli had a goal and an assist in his NHL debut against the Dallas Stars on Thursday.
They said it
"We know that down the stretch that things are so close and everybody's fighting so hard for something that you have to be at your very best to have a chance to win. We weren't at our best [Thursday]." -- Flyers coach Dave Hakstol, on the 4-1 loss against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday
"We came out determined. We deserved to get those goals [in the second period] and then we kind of had to hold on in the end there. A little unfortunate how the game went to overtime, but the boys found a way." -- Lightning coach Jon Cooper, after a 5-4 win against the Dallas Stars on Thursday
Flyers projected lineup
Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny
Oskar Lindblom -- Nolan Patrick -- Jakub Voracek
Taylor Leier -- Scott Laughton -- Michael Raffl
Jori Lehtera -- Valtteri Filppula -- Dale Weise
Ivan Provorov -- Shayne Gostisbehere
Robert Hagg -- Andrew MacDonald
Brandon Manning -- Radko Gudas
Scratched: Johnny Oduya, Mark Alt, Matt Read, Jordan Weal
Injured: Brian Elliott (lower body), Michal Neuvirth (lower body), Wayne Simmonds (upper body)
Lightning projected lineup
Chris Kunitz -- Steven Stamkos -- Ryan Callahan
Alex Killorn -- Brayden Point -- Nikita Kucherov
Adam Erne -- Tyler Johnson -- J.T. Miller
Anthony Cirelli -- Yanni Gourde -- Cory Conacher
Victor Hedman -- Anton Stralman
Mikhail Sergachev -- Dan Girardi
Braydon Coburn -- Andrej Sustr
Scratched: Slater Koekkoek, Jake Dotchin, Michael Bournival, Cedric Paquette
Injured: Ondrej Palat (lower body), Ryan McDonagh (upper body), Peter Budaj (lower body)
Oduya practiced with the Flyers for the first time Friday after being claimed off waivers from the Ottawa Senators on Monday. He had been waiting for his immigration status to be cleared. He could make his Flyers debut Saturday. Simmonds skated for part of practice, the first time he has been on the ice with his teammates since sustaining an upper-body injury against the New York Rangers on Feb. 18. He is expected to miss his sixth straight game. Gostisbehere and MacDonald had maintenance days Friday and did not practice. ... Paquette likely would play if Kucherov misses his third straight game.
Mrazek is 3-1-0 with a .197 goals-against-average and .928 save percentage in his four starts with the Flyers. ... Stamkos has 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in the past 18 games.