Just the Facts:
Game Time: 1:00 PM, Wells Fargo Center.
TV Broadcast: NESN, CSNP
Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Rival SB Nation Site: Broad Street Hockey
Brayden Schenn - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek
Michael Raffl - Scott Laughton - Wayne Simmonds
R.J. Umberger - Sean Couturier - Matt Read
Chris VandeVelde - Vincent Lecavalier - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
Nicklas Grossmann (now on IR) - Mark Streit
Nick Schultz - Braydon Coburn
Luke Schenn - Michael Del Zotto
Goalies: Steve Mason, Ray Emery
IR: Nick Grossmann, Chris Pronger, Kimmo Timonen
Brad Marchand - David Krejci - David Pastrnak
Milan Lucic - Patrice Bergeron - Daniel Paille
Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Reilly Smith
Jordan Caron - Gregory Campbell - Craig Cunningham
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
IR: (questionable) Loui Eriksson
Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg
- For some healthy perspective, twitter superstar Joe McIntyre (@dr_pizza_MD) filled me in on the current state of the Flyers. He said, "though they may tell you differently based on two measly extra time wins this week, the 2014-15 Flyers are one of the worst teams to ever play organized professional sports. Prior to winning two games this week against the similarly talented Senators (2-1 shootout win) and the Capitals (3-2 OT win), the Flyers lost five straight games, four of which came against some of the worst teams in the NHL – the Devils (a 5-2 laugher of a loss), Hurricanes (2-1 loss), Avalanche (3-2 OT loss) and Coyotes (4-2 loss). Their lone acceptable loss came against Peter Laviolette’s Predators (4-1 loss)." It could always be worse.
- Loui Eriksson is questionable for today's matinee with a right hand injury. Flyers defenseman Nick Grossmann will be out with a shoulder injury.
- Although Bruins are still dead last in the league with only 97 power play opportunities, lately they've been creating and capitalizing on more opportunities. Boston's PP% is 18.6%, compared to Buffalo's 9.4% and St. Louis's 26.4%.
- The fancy stats from Bruins vs Devils are very encouraging. It always feels good to have more than zero shot attempts in 16:55 minutes. Bruins will have to keep that up to continue this streak regardless of opponent. The great Michael Scott once said "you miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take."
Last Game in Fancy stats
Guess we got our swagger back...