SENATORS (42-26-13) at FLYERS (33-30-18)
TV: RDS2, TSN5, CSN-PH
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers will have a different look to their lineup Saturday against the Ottawa Senators (12:30 p.m. ET; SN, RDS2, TSN5, CSN-PH).
The Senators enter the final day of the season holding the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference and need at least one point against the Flyers to clinch their playoff spot. They also can move as high as third in the Atlantic Division with a win and a regulation loss by the Detroit Red Wings.
The Senators still can get into the postseason with a regulation loss but would need help from the Pittsburgh Penguins or Boston Bruins.
The Flyers recalled forward Jason Akeson and defenseman Mark Alt from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Saturday. Akeson will replace forward Vincent Lecavalier, who sustained an upper-body injury in a 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.
It's unclear who Alt, who was called up under emergency conditions, would play for.
Alt, 23, made his NHL debut on March 28 against the San Jose Sharks; he had a minus-1 rating in 9:25 of ice time, and was returned to the AHL after the game. In 39 AHL games, Alt has two goals and six assists.
Akeson started the season with the Flyers but after going 12 games without a point was sent to the AHL. He led Lehigh Valley with 22 goals this season.
Here are the projected lineups:
Clarke MacArthur - Kyle Turris - Mark Stone
Mike Hoffman - Mika Zibanejad - Bobby Ryan
Erik Condra - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Curtis Lazar
Zack Smith - David Legwand - Alex Chiasson
Marc Methot - Erik Karlsson
Patrick Wiercioch - Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki - Eric Gryba
Scratched: Colin Greening, Jared Cowen
Injured: Robin Lehner (concussion), Chris Phillips (back), Chris Neil (thumb), Milan Michalek (upper body), Matt Puempel (ankle)
Michael Raffl - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek
Matt Read - Sean Couturier - Brayden Schenn
Zac Rinaldo - Nick Cousins - Ryan White
Chris VandeVelde - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Jason Akeson
Nicklas Grossmann - Mark Streit
Nick Schultz - Michael Del Zotto
Carlo Colaiacovo - Brandon Manning
Scratched: Mark Alt
Injured: Luke Schenn (lower body), Radko Gudas (knee), Andrew MacDonald (upper body), Wayne Simmonds (lower body), R.J. Umberger (hip/abdomen), Vincent Lecavalier (upper body)
Status report: Hammond is expected to start his seventh straight game. ... Mason returns in goal for the Flyers after Emery started Thursday against Carolina.
Who's hot: Hammond is 5-0-1 with a .941 save percentage in his past six games. ... Voracek has 14 points in his past 12 games. He has 81 points on the season, three behind the New York Islanders' John Tavares and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the League lead. The Flyers never have had an Art Ross Trophy winner.