Flyers (34-22-11, 79pts) @ Bruins (41-15-8, 90pts)
Flyers have entered a slump as of late, losing their last 4 games. Last nights loss versus the Penguins hurt even more than the others when the Flyers at one point had a 2-1 lead but in the end lost 5-2. Wayne Simmonds is back from injury and the Flyers could really use him to help with bottom 6 production which has been abysmal for most of the season. Alex Lyon is confirmed to start in goal for the Flyers tonight.
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LINE COMBINATIONS (Courtesy of Daily Faceoff)
Philadelphia: Flyers Line Combinations
Flyers will use the same lineup as they did yesterday versus the Penguins. Simmonds being the addition to the third line instead of Taylor Leier. Alex Lyon will as stated above get the start since Mrazek played last night.
Giroux – Couturier – Konecny
Lindblom – Patrick – Voracek
Read – Filppula – Simmonds
Lehterä – Laughton – Weise
Provorov – Gostisbehere
MacDonald – Hägg
Sanheim – Gudas
Boston Bruins Line Combinations
The Boston Bruins have consistently been one of the best teams in the league all year and they are continuing their great play even with the likes of Patrice Bergeron injured. Flyers will need to find a way to contain Marchand and Pastrnak if they want to have a chance to break their current slump. Tukka Rask is confirmed to start tonights game for the Bruins.
Marchand – Nash – Pastrnak
DeBrusk – Krejci – Rick Nash
Heinen – Wingels – Gionta
Schaller – Kuraly – Acciari
Chara – Carlo
Krug – McQuaid
Grzelcyk – Miller
THREE STORYLINES TO WATCH
Last night the Flyers played a pretty good game but their defensive breakdowns and bad defending in general cost them the game yet again. They need to do a better job in the defensive end tonight or they will most likely leave Boston without a point.
Flyers penaltykill is at the bottom of the league and the Flyers took way too many dumb penalties last night. Cant afford to do that tonight against a high caliber Bruins team. Flyers also need to get their powerplay back on track.
Alex Lyon hasnt played since Mrazek joined the team, but tonight he is finally back in net. He needs to be ready to go from the start and possibly steal a point or two for the Flyers tonight.