Preview: Flyers vs. Islanders (Preseason Game 3)

Updated: September 18, 2018 at 3:53 pm by Matt Brauckmann

Third night in a row with hockey? We’ll take it.

Fresh off their first preseason win, the Flyers head back up the turnpike to take on the Islanders at Barclay’s Center. The Flyers are pretty much rolling out Phantoms players in what will likely be a very important game for guys looking to fill some of the depth roles on this team

Watch / Listen / FACE-OFF

LISTEN: 97.5 FM

PUCK DROP: 7:00 P.M.

Flyers Roster:

FORWARDS: 

  • Nicholas Aube-Kubel
  • Greg Carey
  • Tyrell Goulbourne
  • Travis Konecny
  • Jori Lehtera
  • Taylor Leier
  • Oskar Lindblom
  • Danick Martel
  • Colin McDonald
  • Nolan Patrick
  • Michael Raffl
  • German Rubtsov
  • Phil Varone
  • Mikhail Vorobyev

DEFENSEMEN: 

  • TJ Brennan
  • James de Haas
  • Christian Folin
  • Mark Friedman
  • Robert Hagg
  • Philippe Myers
  • Zach Palmquist
  • Reece Wilcox

GOALIES: 

  • Alex Lyon
  • Anthony Stolarz

Islanders Roster:

FORWARDS: 

  • Mathew Barzal
  • Anthony Beauvillier
  • Kieffer Bellows
  • Ryan Bourque
  • Casey Cizikas
  • Cal Clutterbuck
  • Jordan Eberle
  • Leo Komarov
  • Jan Kovar
  • Jeff Kubiak
  • Matt Martin
  • Pius Suter

DEFENSE: 

  • Johnny Boychuk
  • Noah Dobson
  • Thomas Hickey
  • Luca Sbisa
  • Mitch Vande Sompel
  • David Quenneville

GOALIES: 

  • Christopher Gibson
  • Robin Lehner

Three Storylines to Watch

  1. The Morgan Frost experiment has ended. I have to admit I was a bit surprised to see Frost get sent back to juniors so quickly. He didn’t look great in the two games he played with the orange and black, but given the way he has played in juniors, I expected him to get more of a shot to make the team. This narrows down the race for third line center.
  2. Given the roster the Flyers are putting on the ice tonight, you have to think that it is a very important game for filling out the bottom six. the Flyers are throwing out a lot of fringe NHL guys tonight, but some of those guys could go a long way to bolstering the bottom six this season. Depth was a huge problem for the Flyers last season, and if some of these guys can impress tonight, there may be a spot waiting for them come October.
  3. Anthony Stolarz is a guy that could really shake things up this pre-season. I fully expect Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth to be the two guys going into the season, but it’s only a matter of time before one of them goes down due to injury. Stolarz, fresh off his own injury, looked great back when he came up and played for the Flyers in 2017. In those 7 games he posted a .928 save-percentage and a 2.07 goals against average. Given the current goalie situation in Philadelphia, anything is possible, and tonight could give Stolarz a chance to get a leg up in that race.

Bookmark and Share

,

Leave a Reply