[2:00 PM] Flyers @ Stars

Who will WIN this matchup?

Philadelphia Flyers (19-10-3)

@ Dallas Stars (12-14-6)


Starting Goalies:

Steve Mason (PHI): Confirmed

Kari Lehtonen (DAL): Unconfirmed


Brayden Schenn has been at the root of the Philadelphia Flyers’ scintillating 10-game winning streak following the 25-year-old’s move from left wing to center. Schenn began a stretch of three-game winning goals with a hat trick versus the Dallas Stars last week and looks to continue his good fortune on Saturday afternoon when the clubs meet at American Airlines Center.

While Philadelphia’s offense is humming, Dallas was shut out for the third time this season and fell to 0-5-2 versus Eastern Conference representatives with Thursday’s 2-0 setback to the New York Rangers.

Steve Mason has been confirmed to start for the 15th time in 17 games on Saturday and will look to match current general manager Ron Hextall by winning his ninth straight start. The 28-year-old Mason, who made 21 saves in last Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Dallas, owns a 2.33 goals-against average and .926 save percentage during his eight-game winning streak. While Mason has received plenty of offense from traditional stars Voracek (four goals, 12 assists), Giroux (five goals, seven assists) and Schenn (six goals) during the winning streak, the defense has stepped up by recording 26 points (six goals, 20 assists) in that stretch.

Center Cody Eakin was suspended four games by the NHL on Friday for charging Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist midway into the first period. Antti Niemi has turned aside 62 of 65 shots over the last two games for a .954 save percentage and stopped 53 of 55 shots by Philadelphia last season to complete a two-game sweep.

The Flyers, who own the NHL’s second-ranked power play (23.5 percent), matched a season high with three man-advantage goals versus the Stars last week.


StreakSmarts Pick: Dallas Stars

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick