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Avoiding a skid? Flyers stare down 3 tough games in 4 days originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Amid their first losing streak of the season, the Flyers begin a challenging stretch of three games in four days.
It starts Tuesday night when the Flyers (8-5-3) visit the two-time defending champion Lightning (10-4-3) for the opening game of a back-to-back road set.
Let's get into the essentials for the game:
When: 7 p.m. ET with The Warm Up at 6 p.m. ET and Flyers Pregame Live at 6:15 p.m. ET
Where: Amalie Arena
Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app
• Prior to their 5-2 loss to the Bruins last Saturday, the Flyers were one of three NHL teams that had yet to lose consecutive games. The other side of the coin, the Flyers' longest winning streak of the season is two games and the club has yet to win consecutive games in November.
The Flyers' schedule doesn't get any easier ahead. The team's next three games come against the Lightning, Panthers and Hurricanes, clubs with a combined record of 37-8-7.
The Flyers faced Tampa Bay five days ago in Philadelphia and lost, 4-3, in a shootout. They forced overtime with under 10 seconds left in regulation.
“Tying the game on Thursday, that was huge for our team. We played with like the best team in the league, they won the last two years," Derick Brassard said Saturday after the Flyers followed up the loss by dropping to the Bruins. "It could have went either way. Good teams find a way to not lose two in a row. And now we’re going to have to have our best effort going to Florida and Tampa, and make sure that we’re ready to go.”
• The Flyers and Lightning are both missing important pieces.
Tampa Bay is missing Nikita Kucherov (lower body) and Brayden Point (upper body).
• The last time the Flyers won at Amalie Arena was Dec. 29, 2017, in a 5-3 decision.
The Flyers received goals from Wayne Simmonds, Shayne Gostisbehere, Sean Couturier, Brandon Manning and Valtteri Filppula.
Joel Farabee-Sean Couturier-Travis Konecny
Claude Giroux-Derick Brassard-Cam Atkinson
Max Willman-Scott Laughton-James van Riemsdyk
Oskar Lindblom-Nate Thompson-Zack MacEwen
Looks like Alain Vigneault has made some tweaks to the bottom six in practice today. Max Willman with Scott Laughton and James van Riemsdyk, Oskar Lindblom with Nate Thompson and Zack MacEwen.
— Olivia Reiner (@ReinerOlivia) November 22, 2021
Ivan Provorov-Justin Braun
Travis Sanheim-Rasmus Ristolainen
Keith Yandle-Nick Seeler
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