Preview: Flyers vs. Bruins (Preseason Game 6)

Updated: September 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm by Wes Herrmann

For the first time this preseason, the Philadelphia Flyers will play a team that doesn’t call New York home, when they take on the Boston Bruins in Philly tonight at 7 p.m.

The Flyers enter the last week of preseason play with a 3-1-1 record, but with some depth positions to still figure out. The Bruins possess a 4-0-1 record and will play tonight with a roster of mostly fringe NHLers and prospects. 

Watch / Listen / Face-off

TV: NBCSP+

Radio: 97.5 FM The Fanatic

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM, Philadelphia

FLYERS LINEUP

FORWARDS

Giroux – Vorobyev – Konecny

van Riemsdyk – Patrick – Voracek

Laughton – Knight – Raffl

Aube-Kubel – Lehtera – Weise

DEFENSE

Provorov – Gostisbehere

Hagg – Myers

MacDonald – Folin

GOALIES

Elliott

Stolarz

BRUINS ROSTER

FORWARDS

  • Anton Blidh
  • Colby Cave
  • Peter Ceharlik
  • Ryan Donato
  • Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson
  • Trent Frederic
  • Karson Kuhlman
  • Mark McNeill
  • Lee Stempniak
  • Jack Studnicka
  • Jordan Szwarz
  • Chris Wagner
  • Daniel Winnick

DEFENSEMEN

  • Brandon Carlo
  • Connor Clifton
  • Cody Goloubef
  • Matt Grzelcyk
  • Steven Kampfer
  • Jeremy Lauzon
  • Urho Vaakanainen

GOALIES

  • Zane McIntyre
  • Dan Vladar

THREE STORYLINES TO WATCH

1. Andrew MacDonald is returning to the Flyers lineup almost four weeks earlier than expected. His return also has a domino effect for other players, most notably Philippe Myers who had a good chance at making the team if MacDonald missed time. It doesn’t look that way now, but it’ll be interesting to see if Myers keeps battling and how effective MacDonald is coming back from injury so soon.

2. Corban Knight has been one of the biggest surprises at camp and it looks like he’s inching closer to a spot on the Flyers’ fourth line. His biggest opposition may be Jordan Weal, but the former King isn’t playing tonight. Knight will play on the possible fourth line with Scott Laughton and Michael Raffl, meaning tonight could be huge for Knight making the roster

3. In his first preseason game, Brian Elliott looked understandably rusty after the offseason and surgery. He’s back between the pipes tonight and with the Flyers’ goalie situation looking murky, a calm, cool night from Elliott could go a long way in soothing fan’s and team’s nerves. Anthony Stolarz will likely play at some point and continue his shot at being the team’s backup during Michal Neuvirth’s injury.

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