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About the Flyers - 02-20-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Flyers.

When and where: 7:30 p.m. EST. Consol Energy Center.

TV: NBC Sports Network, TSN2, RDS.

Record: 7-9-1, 15 points. The Flyers are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference and fourth place in the Atlantic Division

Leading Scorer: Jakub Voracek (right), 15 points (3 goals, 12 assists).

Last Game: 7-0 road win against the Islanders, Monday. Ilya Bryzgalov made 19 saves for the Flyers.

Last Game against the Penguins: 3-1 home loss, Jan. 19. Paul Martin had a goal and an assist for the Penguins

Flyers Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Claude Giroux. He has scored in his last seven consecutive games against the Penguins.

Ex-Penguins on the Flyers: Ruslan Fedotenko, LW; Kevin McCarthy, assistant coach; Joe Mullen, assistant coach; Simon Nolet, scout; Maxime Talbot, C.

Ex-Flyers on the Penguins: None.

Useless Flyers Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: The Flyers' all-time leadering penalty minutes is former Penguins right winger Rick Tocchet with 1,817.

Best Flyers Video We Could Find: "The Penalty Box" as sung by former Flyers and Penguins left winger/enforcer Dave "The Hammer" Schultz:

Probable goaltenders: Tomas Vokoun (3-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 SV%) for the Penguins. Ilya Bryzgalov (7-7-1, 2.42 GAA, .911 SV%) for the Flyers.

Injuries: For the Penguins, they are reporting no injuries. For the Flyers, left wingers Scott Hartnell (foot), Jody Shelley (hip), defensemen Andrej Meszaros (left shoulder), Chris Pronger (concussion) and goaltender Michael Leighton ("upper body") are on injured reserve.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins primary lines during practice today were:

14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 9 Pascal Dupuis
24 Matt Cooke - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 18 James Neal
19 Beau Bennett - 16 Brandon Sutter - 48 Tyler Kennedy
10 Tanner Glass - 46 Joe Vitale - 27 Craig Adams

-Their expected defensive pairings are:

2 Matt Niskanen - 58 Kris Letang
44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
41 Robert Bortuzzo - 5 Deryk Engelland

-The Flyers primary lines and defensive pairings against the Islanders Monday were:

24 Matt Read - 28 Claude Giroux - 93 Jakub Voracek
48 - Daniel Briere - 10 Brayden Schenn - 17 Wayne Simmonds
25 Maxime Talbot - 14 Sean Couturier - 9 Mike Knuble
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- Harry Zolnierczyk - 26 Ruslan Fedotenko - 36 Zac Rinaldo

44 Kimmo Timonen - 22 Luke Schenn
5 - Braydon Coburn - 27 Bruno Gervais
8 Nicklas Grossman - 29 Erik Gustafsson

Notes:

-The last time the Penguins played the Flyers, this happened:

-Vokoun had 49 career shutouts.

-Marc-Andre Fleury has 22 career shutouts. He needs one more to surpass goaltender Tom Barrasso for most in franchise history.

-Cooke has 197 career assists.

-Voracek has 198 career points.

(Photo: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

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