The Florida Panthers are taking on the Philadelphia Flyers tonight. As we discussed in our preview, it should be a very entertaining contest between the two teams. The Flyers will be looking to rebound, as they were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning last night by a 4-0 final score. With that, they also have lost three straight games and five out of their last seven.
As we wait for the puck to drop, there are a few players who fans should keep a very close eye on tonight. In this piece, we will be discussing who.
Keith Yandle is once again playing in Florida, but this time, it will be as a member of the Flyers. Considering the fact that he was bought out by the team, there’s no question that he will have more pep in his step. Let’s see how the Panthers handle him.
Sergei Bobrovsky will be Florida’s starting goaltender tonight. His play has been stupendous this season, as he sports an 8-0-2 record, 1.99 GAA and .937 SV%. If he continues to play this well, he should land himself another win.
The Flyers called up Morgan Frost earlier today and he’s expected to make his season debut. The former first-round pick who will be looking to impress the NHL club and secure himself a permanent NHL spot. In 16 games this season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, he has 15 points.
On Saturday night against the Minnesota Wild, Frank Vatrano scored two goals and added an assist. It’ll be fascinating to find out if the 27-year-old winger can carry over this kind of momentum for tonight’s game. Another multi-point game would be monstrous for his confidence.
With Aleksander Barkov still out, Anton Lundell has been given a bigger role in the lineup. However, over his last four games, he has failed to get on the scoresheet. The 20-year-old has three goals and seven points in 14 games, so he already has shown that he can produce. Tonight, we shall see it again.