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Preview: Bruins host Flyers for matinee tilt to end homestand

David Krejci will also skate in his 1,000th NHL game this afternoon.

NHL: NOV 17 Flyers at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Just the facts

When: Today, 1:00 PM

Where: TD Garden – Boston, MA

How to follow: NESN, SN, CBC, 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SBN site: Broad Street Hockey

Know your enemy

  • 18-18-7, 43PTS, 7th in Metropolitan Division
  • Travis Konecny: 37GP, 24G, 22A, 46PTS; Kevin Hayes: 42GP, 10G, 27A, 37PTS
  • Carter Hart: 13-12-6, 2.91 GAA, .910 save percentage; Samuel Ersson: 4-0-0, 2.30 GAA, .924 save percentage

Game notes

  • The Boston Bruins wrap up a three-game homestand today with a 1 p.m. tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers!
  • It’s also a milestone game this afternoon for David Krejci. He’ll be skating in his 1,000th career NHL game.
  • The Bruins head into the matinee with full steam from their exciting, third-period clinching win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. The Flyers also won on Saturday, topping the Capitals, 3-1.
  • This is the second meeting of the season with the Flyers. The Bruins last saw them on Nov. 17, beating them 4-1. In the win, the bruins scored two power play-goals. Krejci has a two-goal night, while Tomas Nosek and Jake DeBrusk add the other tallies. Nick Foligno and Pavel Zacha each had two assists. Owen Tippett scored the Flyers’ lone goal.
  • Saturday’s game was big for A.J. Greer. His go-ahead goal in the second period was his first point in 12 games and first goal since Oct. 18.
  • For Pastrnak, his goal on Saturday has him now at a team-leading 33 goals. At this pace, he has a chance to at least meet — and likely exceed — his career-best 48-goal season in 2019-20. He still stands at second overall in the NHL for goals this season currently.
  • Philly might be towards the bottom of their division’s standings, but they have picked up a chunk of points over the last several games. The Flyers are on a three-game win streak and are 5-1-0 in games this month. They’ve only lost one game in their last eight games.
  • Minus last game where he didn’t register any points, Konecny had been on a hot streak, racking up a ten-game point streak. In his last 11 games, he has 10 goals and six assists.
  • There is no confirmation on today’s starting goaltender, but there’s a good chance we’ll see Jeremy Swayman. He’s 3-0-1 in his last five starts. In those games, he had a .923 save percentage average overall which is better than his .905 save percentage from all 2022-23 games. Swayman won his last two games, a pair from the California road trip.
  • See ya soon!