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The Bruins will look to put Saturday's overtime loss to the Capitals behind them when they take the ice tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers at the TD Banknorth Garden. Last time these two teams met, the Flyers won 4-3 in overtime on floater from the pointer by Randy Jones that deflected in off of Andrew Ference.

Just who are these Flyers you speak of?
Philadelphia Flyers 33-18-10; 76 pts (2nd in Atlantic, 4th in East)

Leading Goal Scorers


G A P +/- PIM
2008 - Jeff Carter 36 29 65 13 46


G A P +/- PIM
2008 - Simon Gagne 24 31 55 26 34


G A P +/- PIM
2008 - Mike Richards 24 38 62 25 46



Goaltending
GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Martin Biron 38 2205 19 13 5 1 105 2.86 1167 1062 .910 2


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Antero Niittymaki 26 1516 14 5 5 1 66 2.61 786 720 .916 1



Guys Who Like to Drop the Gloves

Riley Cote: 18 Fighting Majors
Aaron Asham: 15 Fighting Majors

'08-'09 Season Series
Bruins record vs. PHI 1-0-1
2/4 @ PHI 3-1 W
2/7 vs. PHI 4-3 SO L

Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Lucic other-excused 03/03/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marco Sturm knee 12/19/2008
Petteri Nokelainen eye 02/11/2009


Philadelphia Flyers Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Simon Gagne hand 03/03/2009
Kimmo Timonen other-excused 03/03/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Derian Hatcher knee 09/20/2008
Josh Gratton abdomen 01/09/2009

Notes:

- Manny Fernandez was the first goalie off the ice for the morning skate. He will likely be the starter for the B's tonight.

- Matt Hunwick skated as the left wing on the Savard/Kessel line again during the morning skate.

- Milan Lucic (upper body) skated during morning skate but was not with his usual linemates (Savard & Kessel), but instead working with the injured Petteri Nokelainen and Providence call-up Martins Karsums.

- Could this be someone's last game in Black & Gold? If so, who?

- The Bruins need to take advantage of their power play opportunities. The Flyers lead the league in PIMs, so the B's will probably get a few chances with the man advantage.

- Danny Briere is back in the lineup for the Flyers after missing significant time with a groin injury.

-For more on the Flyers, check out Broad Street Hockey

- Public Skate (open thread) starts at 6:00