This marks the Flyers' third consecutive game in as many days, leading to Ersson being rested. With Hart sidelined for the foreseeable future, Petersen will take the reins in goal. However, Petersen has only made three appearances this season and hasn't provided the level of security needed in the net, typically boasting a GAA of over 3.00. Despite this, the Flyers, at least, won't be rusty.
As for the Kraken, they'll be playing their first game in a while. Normally, I'm wary of teams returning from breaks due to potential rust, which was evident across the league this week. However, given the Flyers' goaltending situation, with Petersen in goal, the Kraken have a chance to capitalize. Although the Kraken emerged victorious in the first meeting of the season with a 2-1 overtime win, Hart was guarding the net at that time.
We'll have to wait and see if backing the Kraken after the break is a misstep, but considering the Flyers' recent schedule and their reliance on a third-string goaltender, it could be an opportunity for the Kraken to seize.