FLYERS (22-17-6) at CAPITALS (28-9-5)
1 p.m. ET; NBC, TVA Sports, CSN-PH, CSN-DC, NHL.TV
Flyers team scope
Steve Mason could start in goal for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Washington Capitals on Sunday after Michal Neuvirth started Saturday and made 33 saves in a 6-3 loss to the Boston Bruins. The Flyers are 0-6-2 during an eight-game road losing streak and are 3-7-3 since winning 10 games in a row. In the loss to the Bruins, the Flyers allowed two power-play goals, a shorthanded goal and a goal on a rush. The Flyers have allowed eight shorthanded goals, the most in the NHL. "We got to shore it up," coach Dave Hakstol told CSN Philly after the game. "Three areas are obvious. Spending too much time killing penalties, turning pucks over in succession at a critical time in the game to pass on momentum, and then mistakes we are making this time of year, especially, on the rush coverage where it's been the last two or three games. Those are areas that get you in trouble."
Capitals team scope
Backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer could play in the first game of a back-to-back for Washington. Braden Holtby made 24 saves in his NHL-leading sixth shutout of the season in a 6-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. The Capitals have won eight consecutive games and are second in the NHL with 61 points. If they win, they would pass the idle Columbus Blue Jackets (62) for most points in the League. Through the eight-game streak, dating to Dec. 31, the Capitals have scored 35 goals. Coach Barry Trotz has not altered his lineup since. "The lines started getting an identity and you just let them keep creating that identity," Trotz said Saturday. "We've been fortunate. We've had good health. It's easy to keep the lines together when you're not ravaged with injuries. It's been good for us." Washington is 15-2-2 in its past 19 games and 17-5-1 at home this season.
Flyers projected lineup
Michael Raffl -- Claude Giroux -- Travis Konecny
Nick Cousins -- Sean Couturier -- Jakub Voracek
Dale Weise -- Brayden Schenn -- Wayne Simmonds
Chris VandeVelde -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Roman Lyubimov
Ivan Provorov -- Andrew MacDonald
Mark Streit -- Radko Gudas
Nick Schultz -- Shayne Gostisbehere
Scratched: Brandon Manning, Michael Del Zotto
Injured: Matt Read (lower body)
Capitals projected lineup
Alex Ovechkin -- Nicklas Backstrom -- T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- Justin Williams
Brett Connolly -- Lars Eller -- Andre Burakovsky
Daniel Winnik -- Jay Beagle -- Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner -- John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov -- Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik -- Nate Schmidt
Scratched: Taylor Chorney, Chandler Stephenson
Washington recalled Stephenson from Hershey of the American League on Saturday to have an extra forward for an upcoming three-game road trip.
Kuznetsov has nine points in his past six games (two goals, seven assists). … Ovechkin has six points in three games and 13 points in 11 games. … Backstrom has 10 points during a five-game point streak (three goals, seven assists). … Williams has 11 points in his past 10 games (five goals, six assists). … Carlson has seven points in six games (two goals, five assists). …Oshie has 10 points in seven games (four goals, six assists). ... Voracek has four assists in his past five games. … Schenn has a goal in four straight games.