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Bruins vs. Flyers Preview: Taking on the third worst team in the league

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That's right - the Flyers are currently the third worst team in the league based on total points. They were tied with Tampa, but Tampa actually won a game last night. Shocker.

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Just the Facts

Game Time: 1PM, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA. TV Broadcast: New England Sports Network (NESN), NHL-N US. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Records: Bruins (21-7-4, 46 points, fourth in the East) vs. Flyers (13-17-3, 29 points, fourteenth in the East)

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

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Flyers projected lines:

Rinaldo - Couturier - Talbot
Hartnell - Schenn - Simmonds
Voracek - Read - Giroux
Fedotenko - Knuble - Gagne

Schenn - Timonen
Lauridsen - Gervais
Foster - Gustafsson

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Bruins projected lines:

Lucic - Krejci - Horton
Marchand - Bergeron - Seguin
Paille - Peverley - Caron
Pandolfo - Campbell - Thornton

Chara - Hamilton
Seidenberg - Bartkowski
Ference - Johnson

Rask

Preview:

Man will it ever be good to focus on an actual game again.

The Flyers are so terrible this year! It goes without saying that they'll likely be in the lottery this spring, but regardless, they usually seem to manage to play the Bruins tough. Braydon Coburn went out with an injury in their last game, and Oliver Lauridsen will be filling in, in his first NHL game. The Bruins should have some good opportunities to exploit the Flyers' admittedly weak defense today - because really, when Luke Schenn is on your top pairing, how could you not.

On the Bruins' side, the lines are back to as normal as they can be in the Chris-Kelly-IR-era, and Johnny Boychuk will likely be a game time decision. Tuukka Rask will likely get the start.

The Bruins are like 7-1-0 in matinee games this year, what even. Let's keep that streak rolling.