Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Wednesday, October 6, 2013.
(Updated at 4:40 pm)
When and where are the Flyers playing?
The Philadelphia Flyers (0-2-0) travel to Raleigh to take on the Carolina Hurricanes (0-1-0) at PNC Arena for a 5:00 pm matchup.
How can I watch this game?
This game will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet (CSN Philly) locally. You can also find it on NHLC and FSCR.
The game will also be broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic for those who prefer the smooth sounds of Tim Saunders and Chris Therien.
Can I panic yet?
Because we’re only two games into the season. Sure, things are not going well for the Flyers so far, but it’s incredibly early. We don’t need to be throwing Claude Giroux and company under the bus based on two quiet games. Let’s review: concern is good and necessary, panic is dumb.
Who do I have to look forward to seeing in orange and black?
We’re expecting the lines to come together line this; however, this is always subject to change:
Scott Hartnell – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek
Matt Read – Vincent Lecavalier – Wayne Simmonds
Zac Rinaldo - Sean Couturier - Brayden Schenn
Max Talbot - Adam Hall - Kris Newbury
Kimmo Timonen – Braydon Coburn
Luke Schenn – Mark Streit
Andrej Meszaros – Nicklas Grossmann
Steve Mason will be between the pipes for the Flyers in this one.
Updated line information per Dave Isaac.
Who do I have to look forward to booing?
The Hurricanes’ lines are expected to look like this:
Jiri Tlusty – Eric Staal – Alexander Semin
Nathan Gerbe – Jordan Staal – Pat Dwyer
Jeff Skinner – Riley Nash – Radek Dvorak
Brett Sutter – Elias Lindholm – Drayson Bowman
Justin Faulk – Andrej Sekera
Brett Bellemore – Ron Hainsey
Jay Harrison – Ryan Murphy
Anton Khudobin will be making his ‘Canes debut in this one.
Anything else I should know?
This is the Flyers’ first matchup in the new Metropolitan Division.
This game features a brother-off! The Flyers will be throwing the Schenn brothers (Brayden and Luke) out there, while the Hurricanes will be throwing the Staal brothers (Eric and Jordan) out there. Unfortunately for the Flyers, the Staal brothers are pretty clearly the superior pair.