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About the Flyers - 03-07-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Flyers.

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

TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), CSN Philadelphia (Philadelphia market), NHL Network (rest of United States).

Record: 11-12-1, 23 points. The Flyers are in ninth place in the Eastern Conference and fourth place in the Atlantic Division

Leading Scorer: Jakub Voracek, 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists).

Last Game: 4-2 road loss to the Rangers, Tuesday. Wayne Simmonds (right) and Jakub Voracek each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers.

Last Game against the Penguins: 6-5 road win, Feb. 20. Paul Martin had three assists for the Penguins

Flyers Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Simmonds. He has a three-game scoring streak.

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: Mark Eaton, Flyers.

Useless Flyers Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: The Flyers' record for longest consecutive goal-scoring streak is held by former Penguins right winger Rick Tocchet who scored nine consecutive games in the 1988-89 season.

Best Flyers Video We Could Find: Former Flyers center Rod Brind'amour scoring two short-handed goals on the same power play against the Penguins in the 1997 postseason:

Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (11-5-0, 2.44 GAA, .911 SV%) for the Penguins. Ilya Bryzgalov (11-10-1, 2.68 GAA, .903 SV%) for the Flyers.

Injuries: For the Penguins, they are reporting no injuries. For the Flyers, defensemen Marc-Andre Bourdon (concussion), Andrej Meszaros (left shoulder),  Chris Pronger (concussion), Matt Walker (back/groin), left wingers Tye McGinn (orbital bone) and Jody Shelley (hip) are on injured reserve.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins primary lines during practice today were: (PG+)

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

2 Matt Niskanen - 58 Kris Letang
44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
4 Mark Eaton - 5 Deryk Engelland

-There were a lot of varied reports about the Flyers' lineup today. Based on those reports, consider this an educated guess:

19 Scott Hartnell - 28 Claude Girou - 93 Jakub Voracek
48 Daniel Briere -10 Bradyen Schenn - 17 Wayne Simmonds
25 Maxime Talbot - 14 Sean Couturier - 12 Simon Gagne
28 Matt Read - 26 Ruslan Fedotenko - 36 Zac Rinaldo

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

Notes:

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

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

-Goaltender Tomas Vokoun had 49 career shutouts.

-Martin returns after missing two games due to a "lower-body" injury. (PG+)

-Flyers left winger Harry Zolnierczyk is suspended.

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(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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