The Colorado Avalanche will host the Philadelphia Flyers in an inter-conference battle Wednesday night from the Pepsi Center. The Flyers are coming off a 4-3 home win over the Senators, and the Avalanche came up short in a 5-4 overtime home loss to the Flames on Monday night. The Avalanche defeated the Flyers in both meetings last season.
Flyers Open Three Game Road Trip
The Philadelphia Flyers head out on a three-game road trip starting in this one. They are playing terrific hockey recently, earning the win in six out of their last seven games overall including a 4-3 home win against the Senators in their latest action. Sean Couturier has cooled off slightly, recording only one point in his last three games. The 27-year old center had a big month of November and he has eight goals along with 14 assists on the season.
Claude Giroux has tallied three points in his last four games. The 12-year veteran center is third in team points with 21 on the season. The Flyers are playing without their point leader Travis Konecny who is out with a concussion, and rookie Joel Farabee is questionable. Philadelphia is 7-6-0-1 on the road this season.[embed]https://twitter.com/NHLFlyers/status/1203727742610628609[/embed]
The Flyers continue to rotate between Carter Hart and Brian Elliot between the pipes. Hart got the start on Saturday and the young goaltender features a terrific 2.39 GAA and a .909 save percentage accompanied with a 10-5-3 record while Elliot holds a 2.66 GAA and a .915 save percentage on the season. Philadelphia is scoring an average of 3.1 goals, ranking them 13th in the NHL. They are allowing an average of 2.7 goals, good for sixth overall.