Preview: Flyers vs Coyotes (Game 2)

Updated: October 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm by Andrew Principe

Flyers: 1-0-0 (2nd in Metro)

Coyotes: 0-0-0 (3rd in Pacific)

When: 9:00 pm

Where: Gila River Arena (Glendale, Arizona)

Flyers Goalie: Steve Mason (54 GP, 2.51 GAA, .918 SV%, 4 SO)

Coyotes Goalie: Mike Smith (32 GP, 2.63 GAA, .916 SV%,  3 SO)

Flyers projected lineup

Michael Raffl — Claude Giroux — Wayne Simmonds

Travis Konecny — Sean Couturier — Jakub Voracek

Nick Cousins — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Dale Weise

Chris VandeVelde — Boyd Gordon — Matt Read

Shayne Gostisbehere — Andrew McDonald

Ivan Provorov — Mark Streit

Brandon Manning — Nick Shultz

Scratched: Roman Lyubimov

Injured: Michael Del Zotto (knee), Scott Laughton (knee)

Suspended: Radko Gudas, Brayden Schenn

Coyotes projected lineup

Max Domi — Martin Hanzal — Radim Vrbata

Tobias Rieder — Christian Dvorak — Anthony Duclair

Jordan Martinook — Brad Richardson — Shane Doan

Lawson Crouse — Laurent Dauphin — Ryan White

Oliver Ekman-Larsson — Connor Murphy

Alex Goligoski — Luke Schenn

Jakob Chychrun — Jamie McBain

Scratched: Zbynek Michalek, Dylan Strome

Injured: Kevin Connauton (lower body), Jamie McGinn (upper body), Michael Stone (knee)

Suspended: Jarred Tinordi

Flyers last game: 4-2 Win vs LA

Coyotes last game: N/A

Status report

Rieder moves to the second line to replace the injured McGinn. … Steve Mason is expected to start in goal for the Flyers. Michal Neuvirth made 23 saves Thursday. … The Flyers are expected to use the same 18 skaters Saturday that they did Friday.

Who’s hot

Doan has six goals and 15 points in 27 career games against the Flyers. … It took Couturier 18 games to score his second goal last season. … Konecny was the first Flyers player with multiple points in his NHL debut since David Laliberte had a goal and an assist Oct. 31, 2009 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

What to watch for

Arizona Coyotes forwards Christian Dvorak and Lawson Crouse, and defenseman Jakob Chychrun, will make their NHL debuts against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Broadcast info: CSN-Philly, 97.5 The Fanatic

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