Gameday FAQ: Flyers vs Red Wings

Image courtesy of Steve Jacot

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Saturday, October 12, 2013.


When and where are the Flyers playing?

The Detroit Red Wings (2-2-0) host the Philadelphia Flyers (1-4-0) at Joe Louis Arena for a 7:00pm game.


How can I watch this game?

You can view this game via Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia (CSN Philly) if you’re in the Philadelphia viewing area and have that channel or you can see it on Fox Sports Detroit (FS-D).

If you’re kicking it old school, driving, or are otherwise unable to watch the game, 93.3 WMMR has you covered with play-by-play delivered by Tim Saunders and color commentary by Chris Therien.


Will the Flyers score more than two goals tonight?

Probably not, but Detroit has given up 11 goals to the Flyers’ 12, so maybe!


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

With Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier out of the linup, and Steve Mason having carried the team on his back the past two games, this is what we expect:


Tye McGinnClaude GirouxJakub Voracek

Michael RafflBrayden SchennWayne Simmonds

Max TalbotSean CouturierMatt Read

Zac RinaldoAdam HallJay Rosehill


Kimmo TimonenLuke Schenn

Mark StreitErik Gustafsson

Nicklas GrossmannBraydon Coburn


Razaor Ray Emery will start tonight.


Should Zac Rinaldo be out of the lineup for this one based on last night’s debacle?

Probably, but then again, with the whole team as listless as it has been, they could use a little jump. Not to mention the penalty kill has been really good through five games, and if Rinaldo can relax a little bit, he’ll be fine. Everyone should be less concerned about him and more concerned about the scoring line forwards that haven’t yet potted a puck.

Still no Erik Gustafsson? UPDATED

YES. Erik Gustaffson will be playing hockey tonight for the Philadelphia Flyers. Meszaros is the likely candidate to be hanging out in the press box.


Who do I have to look forward to yelling at on my TV screen/radio speakers?

Detroit’s lines are expected to look like this:

Henrik ZetterbergPavel DatsyukTodd Bertuzzi

Johan FranzenStephen WeissJustin Abdelkader

Dan ClearyJoakim AnderssonDaniel Alfredsson

Drew MillerLuke GlendeningJordin Tootoo


Niklas KronwallJonathan Ericsson

Dan DeKeyserJakub Kindl

Kyle QuinceyBrendan Smith


Jimmy Howard is expected to man the nets for the Red Wings.