Philadelphia Flyers vs Washington Capitals 1/27/16 Preview

Philadelphia Flyers (20-18-8) at Washington Capitals (35-8-3) (8 pm EST)

 

The Washington Capitals must be chomping at the bit.

Off since January 19 due to #Blizzard2016, the Caps have had over seven days of rest with their last two games being postponed. The NHL’s top team will face-off with the lowly Flyers, a team that struggles in all facets of the game and can’t wait to be on vacation.

In the last couple of games for the Capitals, Alex Ovechkin has a pair of goals, former Flyer Justin Williams has three goals and two assists and Evgeny Kuznetsov has seven (yes seven!) assists over that span.

As if that wasn’t enough to scare Flyers fans or the Flyers themselves, the league’s most potent power-play will take to the ice in a heavily weighted matchup against Philly’s porous penalty kill.

Defenceman John Carlson should be returning to the lineup tonight after missing the last 12 games with a lower-body injury. He is officially listed as probable.

Michal Neuvirth will be facing his former team as well in this one. The former Capital will do his best to stop the star-studded Caps from lighting up the scoreboard, but it will be no easy task with the team he has in front of him.

 

Up front for the Flyers only Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek are consistent DFS options, as Brayden Schenn‘s offensive ability is limited. His linemates Matt Read and Michael Raffl leave much to be desired.

 

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