Just the Facts:
The Time: 7pm
The Place: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Place to Watch: NESN, Sportsnet, NHL Network, TVAS
Place to Listen: 98,5 The Sports Hub
Opposing SBNation Blog: Broad Street Hockey
Know Your Enemy:
- James Van Reimsdyk currently leads the Flyers in points with 15, and Mass-native Kevin Hayes leads the Flyers in goals with 6, both in 11 games.
- Once again, it’s the Carter Hart show in Philadelphia, but Brian Elliott so far has been the man with results in Orange, with a .932 SV% in 4 games started.
- You should know this particular enemy. They played them on Wednesday.
Please don’t use David Pastrnak as a crutch for scoring goals please and thank you
Okay, so that isn’t the only thing you need to keep your eyes on, but it’s close. The Bruins made their dramatic comeback against the Flyers on Wednesday, and took a brief, one game lead on the standings. And then Washington got to play the Rangers with a surprising result (The Capitals in fact lost that game), and now both the Flyers and Bruins are once again fighting to get atop the East but take a moderately commanding lead. The Flyers and Caps games over the past couple weeks were hard wakeup calls: You gotta show up to beat them, or they’re going to make it difficult on you. Very difficult.
Thankfully, it looks like the injury bug who has at long last decided to loosen it’s deathgrip on the Bruins roster, with rumor of DeBrusk and Grzelcyk finally beginning to get back on the ice back in Boston. But for right now, they still have to go and do it without their young guns for at least one more game before a COVID-induced weekend off. Thanks, New Jersey.
Will Boston get to spend another 24 hours atop the East Division? Tune in to find out!