FLYERS (8-5-2) at MAPLE LEAFS (9-5-3)
7 p.m. ET; CBC, SNO, SNW, SNP, NBCSP, NHL.TV
The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games when they host the Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday.
Goalie Frederik Andersen will start for the Maple Leafs, who are playing the first of back-to-back games; they visit the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Sunday.
Goalie Brian Elliott will start for the Flyers, who look to extend their season-high point streak to five games. They have won two in a row and are 3-0-1 in their past four.
Players to watch
Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk has eight points (four goals, four assists) in his past eight games after starting the season without a point in his first seven games.
Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews has scored in each of his past two games and has eight points (five goals, three assists) in his past six games.
They said it
"We had a couple off-games where we weren't really good enough early in the season but I think we're skating very well now which is the biggest reason why we're winning some games. They're a fast team, everybody knows what kind of skill they have over there so we can't give them an opportunity to use it. We have to keep the puck away from them." -- Flyers forward Jakub Voracek
"I just like the fact that our guys seem to be enjoying each other more, getting to know each other better, we have more energy as a group and we seem to be playing better." -- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock
Flyers projected lineup
James van Riemsdyk -- Claude Giroux -- Joel Farabee
Oskar Lindblom -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny
Carsen Twarynski -- Kevin Hayes -- Jakub Voracek
Andy Andreoff -- Michael Raffl -- Tyler Pitlick
Ivan Provorov -- Matt Niskanen
Shayne Gostisbehere -- Justin Braun
Travis Sanheim -- Philippe Myers
Scratched: Robert Hagg, Chris Stewart
Injured: Nolan Patrick (migraines), Scott Laughton (broken finger), Samuel Morin (knee)
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Andreas Johnsson -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander
Trevor Moore -- John Tavares -- Mitchell Marner
Ilya Mikheyev -- Alexander Kerfoot -- Kasperi Kapanen
Dmytro Timashov -- Nicholas Shore -- Frederik Gauthier
Morgan Rielly -- Cody Ceci
Jake Muzzin -- Tyson Barrie
Travis Dermott -- Justin Holl
Scratched: Jason Spezza, Martin Marincin
Injured: Zach Hyman (ACL)
Forward Mikhail Vorobyov was assigned to Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League. Andreoff was recalled and will play. … The Maple Leafs will use the same lineup for the second straight game.
Voracek is one goal from 200 in the NHL. ... Giroux has five points (two goals, three assists) during a three-game point streak. … Couturier has six points (three goals, three assists) during a five-game point streak. … Lindblom had a four-game point streak (two goals, three assists) end against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. … Rielly has five points (one goal, four assists) in his past six games. … Marner has six points (one goal, five assists) in his past six games.