LIGHTNING (13-5-1) at FLYERS (9-9-1)
1 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, NBCSP, SUN, NHL.TV
Calvin Pickard will start for the Philadelphia Flyers when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.
Pickard will start in place of Brian Elliott, who was injured in a 3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.
Philadelphia, which has one goal in its past two games (0-2-0), will try to avoid a third straight loss.
Goalie Louis Domingue likely will make his third straight start for the Lightning in place of the injured Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Tampa Bay will try for its sixth win in eight games after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday.
Players to watch
Lightning forward Brayden Point scored three goals in 91 seconds on Thursday for his first NHL hat trick. It was the second-fastest natural hat trick in the expansion era (since 1967-68) behind Derek King who did it in 78 seconds for the New York Islanders on Oct. 15, 1991.
Flyers forward Claude Giroux has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in his past eight games, and is one point from 700 in the NHL.
They said it
"Every team needs capable backups. We feel we have one. He's been a starter in this league before and he's done nothing but impress ever since he's been here. So we're going to need him now, obviously, and we'll see how it goes." -- Lightning coach Jon Cooper, on goalie Louis Domingue
"We picked Calvin (Pickard) up because we believe in him. We also believe that Alex (Lyon) is pretty close. They're going to have a chance here and we'll see how it goes." -- Flyers general manager Ron Hextall, on Philadelphia's goaltending issues
Lightning projected lineup
J.T. Miller -- Steven Stamkos -- Nikita Kucherov
Yanni Gourde -- Brayden Point -- Tyler Johnson
Alex Killorn -- Anthony Cirelli -- Mathieu Joseph
Adam Erne -- Cedric Paquette -- Ryan Callahan
Victor Hedman -- Dan Girardi
Ryan McDonagh -- Erik Cernak
Braydon Coburn -- Mikhail Sergachev
Scratched: Danick Martel, Slater Koekkoek
Injured: Andrei Vasilevskiy (left foot), Ondrej Palat (lower body), Anton Stralman (upper body)
Flyers projected lineup
Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny
Oskar Lindblom -- Nolan Patrick -- Jakub Voracek
James van Riemsdyk -- Jordan Weal -- Wayne Simmonds
Dale Weise -- Scott Laughton -- Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Ivan Provorov -- Robert Hagg
Shayne Gostisbehere -- Christian Folin
Travis Sanheim -- Radko Gudas
Scratched: Andrew MacDonald
Injured: Michael Raffl (lower body), Corban Knight (collarbone), Michal Neuvirth (lower body), Brian Elliott (lower body)
Vasilevskiy will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken left foot sustained during practice Wednesday. … Gudas practiced and is expected to play Saturday after sitting out the because of an illness. Lyon was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Friday. … Elliott is expected to miss approximately two weeks.
Stamkos has eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past three games against the Flyers. … Couturier has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past five games.