A preview of the Flyers.
When and where: 8 p.m., EDT, Consol Energy Center.
TV: NBC Sports Network, Sportsnet One, TVA.
Record: 30-29-17, 77 points. The Flyers are in sixth place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division.
Leading Scorer: Right winger Jakub Voracek (right), 76 points (21 goals, 55 assists).
Last Game: 3-2 home shootout loss to the Sharks Saturday. Voracek had two assists.
Last Game against the Penguins: 3-2 home overtime win Jan. 20. Goaltender Ray Emery made 33 saves for the Flyers.
Flyers Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Voracek. He has 23 points in 22 career games against the Penguins.
Ex-Penguins on the Flyers: Assistant coach Joe Mullen, player development Kjell Samuelsson.
Ex-Flyers on the Penguins: Right winger Steve Downie, assistant coach Rick Tocchet.
Useless Flyers Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald (372) is one of four active NHL players born in Nova Scotia with more than 300 career games. The others are Islanders right winger Eric Boulton (643), Penguins center Sidney Crosby (621) and Bruins left winger Brad Marchand (372).
The last time the Penguins played the Flyers, this happened:
Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (33-17-8, 2.26 GAA, .921 SV%) for the Penguins. Steve Mason (15-17-11, 2.24 GAA, .927 SV%) for the Flyers.
Injuries: For the Penguins, defensemen Christian Ehrhoff ("upper body") and Kris Letang (concussion) are out. Right winger Pascal Dupuis (blood clot) and defenseman Olli Maatta (shoulder) are on injured reserve. For the Flyers, defenseman Luke Schenn ("lower body"), right winger Wayne Simmonds ("lower body") and center R.J. Umberger (abdomen/hip) are out. Defensemen Radko Gudas ("lower body") and Chris Pronger (head) are on injured reserve.
Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins had an optional morning skate. Consider this a guess based on their lines and defensive pairings from yesterday's practice:
26 Daniel Winnik - 87 Sidney Crosby - 72 Patric Hornqvist
14 Chris Kunitz - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 39 David Perron
17 Blake Comeau - 16 Brandon Sutter - 23 Steve Downie
13 Nick Spaling - 40 Maxim Lapierre - 19 Beau Bennett
27 Craig Adams
7 Paul Martin - 51 Derrick Pouliot
4 Rob Scuderi - 28 Ian Cole
12 Ben Lovejoy
-The Flyers expected lines and defensive pairings are:
12 Michael Raffl - 28 Claude Giroux - 93 Jake Voracek
24 Matt Read - 14 Sean Couturier - 10 Brayden Schenn
76 Chris VandeVelde - 78 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - 40 Vinny Lecavalier
25 Ryan White - 52 Nick Cousins - 36 Zac Rinaldo
8 Nick Grossmann - 32 Mark Streit
15 Michael Del Zotto - 55 Nick Schultz
26 Carlo Colaiacovo - 43 Brandon Manning
-Ehrhoff skated in with strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar prior to the morning skate.
-Center Sidney Crosby has 299 career goals.
-Defenseman Rob Scuderi has 98 career points.
-Flyers defenseman Mark Streit returned to the team after missing one game to attend to his ill grandmother in Switzerland.
-The referees are Gord Dwyer (No. 19) and Ian Walsh (No. 29). The linesmen are Mike Civik (No. 88) and Tim Nowak (No. 77).
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