NBCSN’s coverage of the 2019-20 NHL season continues with Monday’s matchup between the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
The Flyers currently occupy the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference under new head coach Alain Vigneault. Vigneault, who has led each of his previous two teams (Canucks and Rangers) to the Stanley Cup Final, is turning around a Flyers team that finished 16 points outside the playoffs last season.
Starting goaltender Carter Hart remains out with an abdominal strain that has kept him sidelined since mid-January. While Hart is back skating and could return to action later this week, Brian Elliott and Alex Lyon continue to fill his spot in net. Lyon earned his first win of the season on Saturday, while Elliott has earned points in each of his last five starts (3-0-2). The Flyers are 4-1-1 in their last six games since Hart went down injured.
The Red Wings, perennial contenders during their recent 25-season playoff streak, are headed towards missing the postseason for the fourth straight year. They are currently in their longest playoff drought since 1979 to 1983, when they missed the postseason in five straight seasons.
Detroit has lost 41 of their first 53 games this season, which includes four separate losing streaks of six or more games. Their 28 points on the season are 15 fewer than any other team.
WHAT: Philadelphia Flyers at Detroit Red Wings
WHERE: Little Caesars Arena
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. ET
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Flyers-Red Wings stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
James van Riemsdyk – Claude Giroux – Travis Konecny
Joel Farabee – Sean Couturier – Jakub Voracek
Scott Laughton – Kevin Hayes – Tyler Pitlick
Michael Raffl – Connor Bunnaman – Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Starting goalie: Brian Elliott
Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Andreas Athanasiou
Robby Fabbri – Valtteri Filppula – Brendan Perlini
Darren Helm – Luke Glendening – Adam Erne
Justin Abdelkader – Christoffer Ehn – Givani Smith
Starting goalie: Jonathan Bernier
John Forslund and AJ Mleczko will call the action from Detroit. Paul Burmeister will anchor studio coverage alongside Patrick Sharp and Mike Johnson.