Bruins vs. Flyers Preview: Get your donating, prize-winning faces on

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Game Time: 7:00 PM, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA. TV Broadcast: NESN, NBCSN, TSN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Records: Bruins (27-11-5, 59 points, second in the East) vs. Flyers (20-22-3, 43 points, twelfth in the East)

The Other Side's SB Nation Site: Broad Street Hockey

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Flyers projected lines:

Gagne - Giroux - Voracek
Read - Schenn - Simmonds
Hartnell - Couturier - Briere
Rosehill - Hall - Fedotenko

Schenn - Lauridsen
Gustafsson - Timonen
Foster - Manning

Bryzgalov

Bruins projected lines:

Marchand - Bergeron - Seguin
Lucic - Krejci - Peverley
Soderberg - Kelly - Jagr
Paille - Campbell - Thornton

Chara - Hamilton
Seidenberg - Bartkowski
Ference - Boychuk

Khudobin

Preview:

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This is the third and final meeting this year between the Bruins and Flyers. The Flyers are a weird case this year -- excellent on special teams, terrible five on five. They've scored more goals than any other team but Washington while on the man advantage (34); they're in the top third of the league at 4-on-4, and their penalty kill is ranked sixth in the league. And yet, at even strength, they've only scored 75 goals in 45 games. Their goals for/against ratio at even strength is .86; in comparison, the Bruins are up at 1.33.

As it's the Flyers, part of the problem is also weird, terrible goaltending - not exactly news.

On the Bruins side, Boston is looking to retain second place in the conference, ahead of the Canadiens, who are also in action tonight. Defensive pairings appear to be the same for Boston, and up front, Nathan Horton's injury has shuffled the lines slightly. Merlot has been reunited, as have David Krejci and Milan Lucic, who will skate with Rich Peverley. Hoping to see Jaromir Jagr and Carl Soderberg keep working on that chemistry, and the Patrice Bergeron line will probably be the same way forever.

Anton Khudobin will likely get the start tonight.

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