Just the facts
When: Tonight, 7:30 PM
Where: Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA
How to follow: NBCSN, NESN
Rival SBN site: Broad Street Hockey
Where are they: Bruins - 12-10-0, 4th in Atlantic; Flyers - 10-10-3, 6th in Metropolitan
Rival leaders: Wayne Simmonds, 11G-10A-21PTS; Jakub Voracek, 8G-11A-19PTS
- Both teams are coming off of much-needed wins: the Bruins beat the Lightning to end a three-game skid, while the Flyers beat Calgary after dropping three of four.
- John-Michael Liles and Zdeno Chara didn't travel to Philly, per Steve Conroy of the Herald. No one else was called up today, so it looks like Joe Morrow will draw back in.
- Philly has some serious talent in its top-6. Any team that can ice Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds on its top lines is going to have plenty of firepower.
- The Flyers have been scratching dudes as of late: Michael Del Zotto sat for a few games, and vaunted defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere even watched a game from the press box. It’s not really a surprise why: the Flyers are currently 30th in the league in goals-against at 3.30.
- While the defense certainly isn’t helping things, the Flyers haven’t exactly been settled in goal. Steve Mason seems to vary between teetering on the edge of elite and being bad; Michal Neuvirth hasn’t been stellar.
- The Flyers may have a new bright spot between the pipes: Anthony Stolarz, a 22-year-old rookie who won his first NHL start on Saturday. Stolarz is 6’6"; that is quite tall. The big dude had decent numbers in Lehigh last year (2.60 GAA, .916 sv%).
- The Flyers have Radko Gudas, who is trash.
The Great Pastrnak Experience really kicked off in Philly.