About the Flyers - 2-21-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Flyers.

When and where: 1 p.m., Wachovia Center.

TV: FSN Pittsburgh, CSN.

Record: 31-16-9, 71 points. Philadelphia is in second place in the Atlantic Division and fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Leading Scorer: Jeff Carter, 59 points (34 goals, 25 points).

Last Game: 6-3 home rout of the Sabres, Thursday. Mike Richards led Philadelphia with two goals and three assists.

Last Game against the Penguins: 4-2 home loss, Jan. 13. Sidney Crosby had two assists.

Flyers Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Kimmo Timonen. He has seven points, all assists, in four games against the Penguins this season.

Ex-Flyers on the Penguins: Mark Eaton, defenseman, Ruslan Fedotenko, LW; Kevin Stevens, professional scout.

Ex-Penguins on the Flyers: Joe Mullen, assistant coach.

Useless Flyers Trivia: Philadelphia's Paul Holmgren is one of eight current general managers to have actually played for the team he manages. The others are Bob Gainey (Canadiens), Ken Holland (Red Wings), Brett Hull (Stars), Glen Sather (Rangers), Garth Snow (Islanders), Dale Tallon (Blackhawks) and Doug Wilson (Sharks).

Best Flyers YouTube Video We Could Find: Darius Kasparaitis vs. Eric Lindros. Keep your head up:

-Should we feel bad for posting that?


-Marc-Andre Fleury (20-15-4, 2.84 GAA, .910 SV%) and Martin Biron (18-11-5, 2.87 GAA, .909 SV%) are the expected starters in net.

-We'll be curious to see if Fleury gets each start this weekend. The Penguins probably need him in both games, but back to back road games against the Flyers and Capitals is a tall order.

-We didn't notice this initially but Fleury only hit the 20-win mark in season for the second time in his career Thursday night.

-Biron (right) is starting to warm up.

-Biron has some less than stellar career numbers against the Penguins.

-This is the start of a tough weekend for the Penguins.

-Dan Bylsma explains his pure utter hatred for Kris Letang's soul.

-Forwards Daniel Briere (groin), Josh Gratton (stomach) and Jon Kalinski (thigh) and defenseman Derian Hatcher (knee) are all on injured reserve for Philadelphia. Goaltender Antero Niittymaki is day-to-day due to the flu.

-The Flyers sure like their soccer.

-Philadelphia isn't taking the Penguins for granted.


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(Photo: Biron-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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