It’s been a little over a week since these two teams last met and it was a game the Flyers would like to forget and what better way to get that bad taste out of your mouth than going out and beating the Bruins tonight. After a 6-1 loss the last time out you can bet the Flyers will be doing what they can to make sure that doesn’t happen again. We have a change of scenery for this set of two games as the Flyers will be the home team. Now, I’m not really sure if that matters this year because these are two teams that don’t allow fans in the building yet. The only real advantage the Flyers will have is they have the last change so they will be able to get some matchups they want.
David Pastrnak is back in the lineup for the Bruins as he missed that last two games these teams played. While he will only be playing in his third game since returning from injury he already has two goals along with an assist. He will be a key player the Flyers will have to stop if they want to beat this Bruins team. The Bruins also come into this game having won 5 out of their last 6 including picking up points in all 6 games with the one loss being in overtime to the Capitals this past Saturday. The Flyers will look to slow the Bruins down and continue their own winning streak.
Still no Sean Couturier for the Flyers however, he should be back possibly by next week and Phil Myers returned to the lineup this past weekend. The Flyers have won four straight since losing the last two games to the Bruins and they will look to continue that streak. While they haven’t played their best hockey yet, they have been finding ways to win and thats a good thing. We’d all love for them to be at the top of their game every night but the fact they have been able to do what they are doing without one of their top players is pretty impressive. They will need a big game out of their top guys once again to slow down this Bruins team. One of the things we all want to see is for this team to player better in front of their goaltenders. Defense has been the biggest weakness so far this season for the Flyers and it starts with their forwards doing a better job of creating more offensive zone time along with making sure they are playing smartly in their own end. It really is just a matter of them cleaning things up and once they do that we are really going to start seeing what this team can do.
Start Time: 7:00pm on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Location: Wells Fargo Center
Bruins lead the Flyers 2-0 so far this season.
Projected Flyers Lines:
Projected Bruins Lines:
Projected Starting Goalies:
Carter Hart(4-2-1, 3.33GAA .900SV%)
Tuukka Rask(3-1-1, 2.49GAA .890SV%)