Flyers take on the Hurricanes following Tippett’s hat trick
Carolina Hurricanes (44-15-8, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (25-32-11, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)
Philadelphia; Saturday, 5 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Hurricanes -200, Flyers +168; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Flyers host the Carolina Hurricanes after Owen Tippett recorded a hat trick in the Flyers’ 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Philadelphia is 6-11-5 against the Metropolitan Division and 25-32-11 overall. The Flyers have a 21-7-5 record when scoring at least three goals.
Carolina is 44-15-8 overall and 16-5-1 against the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes are 39-4-4 in games they score three or more goals.
Saturday’s game is the fourth time these teams meet this season. The Hurricanes won the previous matchup 4-3 in overtime.
TOP PERFORMERS: Travis Konecny has 27 goals and 27 assists for the Flyers. Kevin Hayes has four assists over the last 10 games.
Brent Burns has 12 goals and 38 assists for the Hurricanes. Jesperi Kotkaniemi has scored four goals and added six assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flyers: 2-7-1, averaging two goals, 2.6 assists, 3.8 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.
Hurricanes: 5-5-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.5 assists, 2.5 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
INJURIES: Flyers: Cam Atkinson: out for season (neck), Ryan Ellis: out for season (back), Travis Konecny: out (upper-body), Sean Couturier: out (back).
Hurricanes: Antti Raanta: day to day (lower body), Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles), Andrei Svechnikov: out for season (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.