The Flyers (18-7-3) enter the game with 39 points and sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. The Flyers have won five straight games and seven out of their last ten. The Capitals (15-12-1) enter with 31 points and are tied for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Washington has won two straight and 5 of their last ten. However, Washington is 7-0-3 in their last ten games against the Flyers.
Despite leaving Saturday’s game in the third period with a lower-body injury, Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov (13-5-2) is expected to be ready for the game tonight and will be the starting goaltender.
The Capitals are expected to start Tomas Vokoun between the pipes against the Flyers. Vokoun is 4-2-0 with a 2.18 GAA in his last six games against the Flyers (five of those starts coming with the Panthers).
Puck drops at 7pm in Washington. The game will be on Comcast Sportsnet and 94.1 WIP.