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Gostisbehere heating up as Flyers have decisions on the back end

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Alain Vigneault's team is coming off consecutive 39-shot performances and a second straight 3-0 shutout of Buffalo.

The healthier Flyers (10-4-3) will look to keep things going when they play the Sabres (6-9-3) again Sunday.

Let's get into the essentials for the game:

  • When: 3 p.m. ET with Flyers Pregame Live at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: KeyBank Center
  • Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app

• Shayne Gostisbehere is showing how much of a game-changer he is when he's moving the puck with moxie.

The elusive defenseman has two goals, one assist and 12 shots in the last two games.

"The last two games, he has played extremely well," Vigneault said after the Flyers' win Saturday. "Very confident with the puck, using the right option — that first available option that permits the team to play fast."

"I like the way he has been playing and, for our team, he's got to continue it."

Philippe Myers was a healthy scratch Saturday. Vigneault said he could rotate some guys on the back end during the team's busy stretch. We'll see closer to game time if Myers is back in and who might come out.

• After losing their first matchup with Buffalo, 6-1, the Flyers took the next two by a combined score of 6-0. Brian Elliott delivered a pair of shutouts.

Carter Hart is back in net Sunday after allowing six goals to the Bruins in the team's 7-3 NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe loss last Sunday.

• Sabres star Jack Eichel is a game-time decision Sunday. He missed Saturday's game because of a lower-body injury.

 

Projected lineup

 

Forwards

James van Riemsdyk-Sean Couturier-Joel Farabee

Claude Giroux-Kevin Hayes-Nolan Patrick

Oskar Lindblom-Scott Laughton-Jakub Voracek

Michael Raffl-Connor Bunnaman-Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Defensemen

Ivan Provorov-Shayne Gostisbehere

Travis Sanheim-Justin Braun

Robert Hagg-Philippe Myers

Goalies

Carter Hart

Brian Elliott

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