Gameday FAQ: Flyers vs Rangers

Vinny Lecavalier photo by Steve Jacot

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Tuesday, September 17, 2013. For your convenience, there’s only one team of Flyers to follow tonight.

When and where are the Flyers playing?

The Flyers host the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center for a 7:00pm match.

How can I watch/listen to this game?

For those of you in Philadelphia, you can watch this on The Comcast Network (TCN). Sorry Fios people, this means standard definition for you. If you want to see it in person, I’m sure you can find some cheap seats.

97.5 The Fanatic will be carrying the radio broadcast.

This game will also be broadcast nationally on the NHL Network (you lucky out of area dogs, you).

Who do I have to look forward to seeing in orange and black?

Steve Mason is starting in net.

UGH, that guy? He’s awful!

Now, now, his numbers the past few years haven’t been very good and his first preseason appearance was less than stellar, but let’s try to remain optimistic for five minutes, guys.

I guess. Who else?

Settle down, Pushy. I have not seen an update on the Flyers roster tonight outside of Mason and some scratched players, but you can bet that it’s mostly going to be the group we saw against the Capitals last night. The lines of Michael Raffl – Vincent Lecavalier – Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek – Sean Couturier – Jason Akeson were especially effective in that game, and I’m sure fans want to see more of that.

Who do I have to look forward to viciously booing?

It’s the Rangers, so it shouldn’t matter who is in that vile blue sweater. Boo ‘em all. That said, the guys in those blue sweaters tonight…well they ain’t the cream of the crop. Former Flyers Marty Biron, Darroll Powe, and Danny Syvret will be in the house for the Blueshirts. They’ll also have Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, and Mats Zuccarello. Not quite Rick Nash. Full roster here, per Katie Strang.

Anything else I should know?

Samuel Morin was impressive last night and signed an entry-level contract. The Flyers seem very high on him at the moment. There’s not really any room for him at the NHL level for even a cup of coffee, but it sure sounds like something the Flyers wish they could do.