Couturier had 22 goals and 59 points with a plus-21 rating in 69 games prior to the league suspending play in March due to the coronavirus. He cooled off a little just prior to the stoppage, but after the calendar changed to 2020, Couturier had 12 goals and 29 points with a plus-12 rating in 29 games. He was on pace for his third straight 70-point season. Since the start of the 2017-18 season, Couturier has 86 goals and 211 points in 231 games.
Couturier (illness) will be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. Couturier had been deemed a game-time call with flu-like symptoms. He'll assume his usual role centering the top line along with first-unit power-play time. Couturier has racked up three goals and five points in his past five games.
Couturier (illness) is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup against the Rangers. Couturier's possible absence would be a key loss for the Flyers, especially considering he's racked up 57 points though 64 games this campaign. The official word on his avaialbility will come closer to Sunday's 12:00 ET puck drop, but if Couturier can't go, Joel Farabee will draw into the lineup.
Couturier scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Rangers. He opened the scoring for the Flyers late in the first period with his 20th tally of the season, then helped set up Claude Giroux for what proved to be the game-winner in the second. Couturier wraps up a strong February during which he struck for seven goals and 14 points in 13 games.
Couturier generated a pair of goals and an assist -- with two points on the power play -- in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Capitals. Couturier's one of the finest two-way forwards the NHL has to offer, as illustrated by his sterling output of 15 goals, 34 assists and a plus-19 rating through 55 games. The Arizona native is on pace for a third straight campaign of 200-plus shots, and he appears locked in as the Flyers' top-line center in his ninth year with the club.
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