About the Flyers - 3-22-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Flyers.

When and where: 12:30 p.m. (Stupid NBC), Mellon Arena.

TV: Stupid NBC.

Record: 38-22-10, 86 points. Philadelphia is in second place in the Atlantic Division and fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Leading Scorer: Mike Richards, 74 points (28 goals, 46 assists).

Last Game: 6-4 win at Buffalo, Friday. Daniel Briere had two goals for the Flyers.

Last Game against the Penguins: 5-4 home loss, Feb. 21. Sidney Crosby had two goals and two assists while Ruslan Fedotenko added two goals and an assist.

Flyers Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Jeff Carter. He has seven points (three goals, four assists) in five 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: Daniel Carcillo, LW (He was a former Penguins prospect but never suited up for the NHL Penguins); Joe Mullen, assistant coach.

Useless Flyers Trivia: Only two goaltenders have recorded more than100 wins for the Flyers. They are Ron Hextall (240) and Bernie Parent (232).

Best Flyers YouTube Video We Could Find: In honor of NBC butchering covering today's game, here's former Flyers forward Tim Kerr fighting former Bruins defenseman and current NBC analyst Mike MIlbury:


-Marc-Andre Fleury (30-16-6, 2.73 GAA, .911 SV%) and Martin Biron (23-15-5, 2.77 GAA, .915 SV%) are the expected starters in net.

-Check out this insane save Biron made on Buffalo's Tim Connolly Friday night:

-Mark Eaton is more than familiar with the Penguins-Flyers rivalry.

-Dan Bylsma defended Evgeni Malkin's hit on Wayne Simmonds.

-Fourth place is on the line today.

-How long should Dan Bylsma be the interim head coach?

-Chris Kunitz admits he's somewhat streaky.

-Martin Biron (right) thinks Sergei Gonchar's return is the secret to the Penguins' recent success.

-The Flyers have built up their impressive record against weak teams.

-Is Penguins-Flyers as intense as the Pirates-Phillies rivalry of the 1970s?

-Flyers defenseman Randy Jones (hip) will be a game-time decision.


-The Penguins will be marketing wearing their dreaded blue throwback uniforms today. They are 2-5-2 in those rags and have been outscored, 27-19, in them.

-We fully expect a 6-2 Flyers win and an injury to Rob Scuderi.

-Our live blog begins at approximately 11:30 A.M. (Stupid NBC.) Please tune in.

(Photo: Biron-Don Heupel/Associated Press)

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