5 THINGS: Flyers @ Red Wings

5 POINTS: Leaflets @ Red Wings

VIDEO GAME NOTES

The video game will certainly be aired on NBCSP. The radio program gets on 93.3 WMMR with an on-line simulcast on Flyers Radio 24/7.

This is the initial of 3 conferences this period in between the group, as well as the only video game in Detroit. The Flyers as well as Red Wings will certainly rematch at the Wells Fargo Fixate March 5 as well as the mid-day of March 25.

The Flyers are 8-3-0 in their last 11 video games however are coming off a frustrating 4-1 residence loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. The Flyers statistically beat the Blackhawks as well as additionally prevented taking any kind of charges however were a little out of sync for the majority of the video game. An initial duration objective by Morgan Frost (10th) stood as the only Philly objective. Carter Hart quit 25 of 28 shots in a shedding reason.

The Red Wings are 2-2-1 in their last 5 video games as well as 4-5-1 over their last 10 suits. The group enters this video game coming off a 3-2 roadway win on Thursday versus the Las Vega Golden Knights. Ville Husso provided a 33-save efficiency for the winning side. Lucas Raymond (14th) opened up the racking up in the initial duration. 2nd duration objectives by Dominik Kubalik (PPG, 14th) as well as Joe Velano (sixth) developed a 3-1 lead. The Red Wings hung on in the 3rd duration to win by one objective. Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin gained his 26th aid as well as 41st factor of the period on Raymond’s objective.

Right here are 5 points to view in this video game:

1. Strike early

If the Flyers are to win in Detroit, one of the most simple course undergoes developing a very early benefit. Neither group has actually been specifically excellent in leaving the initial duration with a lead. The Red Wings have actually been outscored by 15 objectives in initial durations (32 GF to 47 GA) while the Flyers have actually been outscored by 9 (37 GF to 46 GA).

Statistically, 2nd durations are the just one in which the Flyers — that were the NHL’s worst 2nd duration a period back — have actually outscored challengers (44 GF to 41 GA). The Red Wings have actually been outscored by 6 objectives (45 GF to 51 GA) in the 2nd duration.

By the time the video game reaches the 3rd duration, nonetheless, the season-long stat fad changes to preferring Detroit. The Red Wings have actually racked up 12 even more objectives than they have actually admitted the 3rd duration (57 GF to 45 GA) while the Flyers remain in the red by 9 objectives (46 GF to 55 GA). 

When leading (13-0-2) or connected (4-2-3) going into the 3rd duration, the Red Wings are a mixed 17-2-5. The group’s 3rd duration racking up expertise this period has additionally allowed them to find away with 1 or 2 factors in 5 of the 20 video games in which they got in the 3rd duration routing (2-15-3).

The Flyers are 14-0-1 when they take an introduce the 3rd duration however a relatively frustrating 3-4-6 when they enter into the last policy verse in the “win a duration, win the video game” situation of being connected at the 2nd intermission. When routing after the initial duration, the Flyers are 4-10-4. If routing at the end of the 2nd duration: the Flyers are 2-16-0.

Profits: The Flyers most likely demand to place themselves in the vehicle driver’s seat in the opening 20 mins preferably as well as definitely by the end of the initial 40 mins. Afterwards, period background to day recommends the Red Wings are the likelier group to win the 3rd duration on the scoreboard.

Tweet from @billmeltzer: Jan. 21: Leaflets at Red WingsKey group statistics through https://t.co/ZQd16CzPgL pic.twitter.com/glBQc6A0hd

 2. Create possibilities off the forecheck

The Flyers were locked out 3 video games back in Boston as well as held to one objective by Chicago on Thursday. Nevertheless, the bigger fad over the Flyers’ last 18 video games is that they have actually had actually a chosen uptick in their offending outcome contrasted to the initial 28 video games of the period. 

There are several factors for the racking up rise, however 2 vital aspects have actually been: 1) Cleanser outbreaks as well as playing quicker. This has actually resulted in a rise in chances off the thrill, consisting of possibilities for the D to delve into the play. 2) Winning extra small-area fights, making plays in limited rooms, as well as racking up even more grinding objectives off the forecheck or on low-to-high have fun with website traffic in front.

Tortorella claimed after Thursday’s video game that he really felt the Flyers escaped the 2nd location in the video game versus Chicago. 

“I assume we need to understand that. I assume often versus excellent groups when you begin racking up off the thrill as well as you begin racking up some objectives like we have, you ignore what it is for us. We’re a forechecking group as well as I assume we neglected that a bit [against Chicago]. When we reached the 3rd duration as well as we understood we needed to press, we were down there. Required it to take place in the initial as well as 2nd,” Tortorella claimed.

Heading right into Detroit, the Flyers will certainly want to improve their forecheck as well as small-area implementation as a whole, since those are the plays that develop chances at the web. Also Frost’s highlight-reel in between the legs objective from along the objective line on Tuesday versus Arnaheim happened through James van Riemsdyk‘s forechecking job behind the web as well as prolonged puck property by Philly leading up to the ultimate tally.

3. The Konecny Variable

Although he did not gain a place in the upcoming NHL All-Star Video game, the whole NHL is aware that Travis Konecny has actually been having a profession year this period. He’s never ever gone greater than back-to-back video games without a factor, as well as also that has actually just taken place two times the whole period. 

Konecny’s current 10-game factor touch in which he acquired 20 factors (10g, 10a) naturally attracted a great deal of focus. Challengers significantly vital on consisting of Konecny. There are additionally the inescapable ups and downs of puck good luck.

Last video game versus Chicago, Konecny obtained a little bit unfortunate on the offending side of the puck. A 2-on-1 possibility led to a directly missed out on shot. He created 6 shots on objective in 11 shot efforts (4 misses out on, one obstructed effort) as well as made a play off a takeaway. At the end of the evening, however, he completed without a factor. 

Nights like those will certainly take place, as well as there’s no reason for worry as long as the possibilities maintain coming. It is, nonetheless, worth keeping in mind that Konecny has actually do without a factor in 3 of the Flyers’ last 4 video games. The exemption was his two-assist evening (consisting of an undermanned assistant on Rasmus Ristolainen‘s initial objective of the period) versus Anaheim.

An efficient evening for Konecny in Detroit would certainly raise the possibilities of the Flyers preventing back-to-back losses for the very first time considering that the last 2 video games before the leaguewide vacation break. For the period, Konecny leads the Flyers with 24 objectives as well as 48 factors in 48 video games.

Below is the Flyers racking up leaderboard over the group’s last 18 video games.

Tweet from @billmeltzer: Leaflets racking up statistics over the last 18 video games played heading right into tonight’s video game in Detroit.Stats through https://t.co/ZQd16CzPgL pic.twitter.com/8BE0fiIfQm

4. Flyers Line Play

The Flyers held an optional early morning skate at Little Caesars Sector at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday early morning. 

On Friday, the Flyers appointed goaltending possibility Samuel Ersson to the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He remained in web for the Phantoms on Friday night, as well as quit 28 of 30 shots on objective in a 5-2 sway the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Felix Sandström, that finished a volunteer seven-game conditioning project to the Phantoms on Wednesday, is back with the moms and dad group. Sandström would certainly call for waivers to car loan to the Phantoms, while Ersson is waiver-exempt.

The Flyers have actually continually opted for the very same beginning line mixes for the last month. Nevertheless, in both the 6-0 nothing loss in Boston on Monday as well as the 4-1 residence loss to Chicago on Thursday, Tortorella did rather considerable line mix balancing. At Saturday’s early morning skate, the Flyers went back to their now-familiar plan of 12 forwards as well as 6 defensemen. The additional skaters were, once more, defenseman Justin Braun as well as winger Kieffer Bellows.

Projected schedule 

86 Joel Farabee – 49 Noah Cates – 11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk – 48 Morgan Frost – 74 Owen Tippett
13 Kevin Hayes – 21 Scott Laughton – 57 Wade Allison
44 Nicolas Deslauriers – 38 Patrick Brown – 17 Zack MacEwen

9 Ivan Provorov – 45 Webcam York
6 Travis Sanheim – 77 Tony DeAngelo
24 Nick Seeler – 55 Rasmus Ristolainen

79 Carter Hart
[32 Felix Sandström]

PP1: Tippett, Laughton, Konecny, Farabee, DeAngelo.
PP2: Hayes, Frost, JVR, Cates, York.

Extras: 61 Justin Braun, 20 Kieffer Bellows

5. Behind Firing Line: Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings bring an 11-9-3 residence document on the period. The group’s over Las vega broke a three-video game winless spell (0-2-1). Saturday’s game is the Red Wings’ 4th in 6 evenings: the specific like the Flyers. There is no on-paper “tiredness variable” side for either club.

Getting in Saturday’s video game, Larkin (15g, 26a, 41 factors), Kubalik (14g, 18a, 32 factors) as well as defenseman Filip Hronek (7g, 25a, 32 factors) are Detroit’s 3 leading markers. Raymond has 31 factors (14g, 17a) as well as professional David Perron (14g, 16a, 30 factors) has actually uploaded 30.  

Twenty-one-year-old defenseman Mortiz Seider (3g, 17a, 20 factors) has really high lasting advantage, appreciated an outstanding novice period in 2021-22 as well as logs massive ice time for Lalonde’s group in difficult matches. His statistics are down a little bit from his novice rate as well as he’s had periodic missteps when attempting to do way too much, however Seider is currently the keystone to his club’s blueline corps. His play, in general, has actually been more powerful than his statistics would certainly look.

Twenty-two-year-old novice Jonatan Berggren invested component of the period in the AHL with Grand Rapids however has actually discovered some NHL success considering that his recall. The Swedish onward has actually uploaded 7 objectives as well as 17 factors total in 31 video games with the Red Wings. He’s cooled down a little bit since late however Berggren left the Xmas brake with factors in 6 of 8 video games (3 objectives, 3 aids).

In web, Husso has actually played in 31 video games (15-10-5, 3.06 GAA, .900 save portion, 3 nothings). Magnus Hellberg has actually shown up in 8 video games (3-3-1, 2.70 GAA, .897 save portion).

Projected schedule per Anser Khan of MLIVE.com (conditional)

81 Dominik Kubalik – 71 Dylan Larkin – 23 Lucas Raymond
27 Michael Rassmussen – 18 Andrew Copp – 57 David Perron
73 Adam Erne – 24 Pius Suter – 14 Robby Fabbri
52 Jonatan Berggren – 90 Joe Veleno – 70 Oskar Sundqvist

96 Jake Walman – 53 Moritz Seider
8 Ben Chiarot – 17 Filip Hronek
2 Olli Määttä – 82 Jordan Oesterle

35 Ville Husso
45 Magnus Hellberg

PP1: Perron, Larkin, Raymond. Berggren, Seider
PP2: Sundqvist, Veleno, Fabbri, Kubalik, Hronek

Extras: 38 Robert Hägg, 28 Gustav Lindström, 59 Tyler Bertuzzi (everyday, reduced body).

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