Game 23 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Florida Panthers

 

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Monday, November 25, 2013.

 

When and where are the Flyers playing?

The Philadelphia Flyers (10-10-2) travel down to Sunrise to take on the Florida Panthers (6-13-5) for a 7:30 PM (ET) matchup.

 

How can I watch this game?

This game will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet (CSN Philly) locally. You can also find it on FSFL if you’re down south.

The game will also be broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic for those who prefer the smooth sounds of Tim Saunders and Chris Therien.

 

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

The lines are expected to stay steady, because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

 

Scott Hartnell – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek
Brayden Schenn– Vincent Lecavalier – Wayne Simmonds
Matt Read – Sean Couturier – Steve Downie
Zac Rinaldo – Adam Hall – Jay Rosehill

 

Kimmo Timonen – Braydon Coburn
Nicklas Grossmann – Mark Streit
Luke Schenn – Erik Gustafsson

 

Steve Mason will be between the pipes for the Flyers in this one. Mason is 7-7-2 with a 2.11 GAA and a .933 save % in 16 games this season.

 

Who do I have to look forward to booing?

The Panthers’ lines are expected to look like this:

 

Jonathan Huberdeau – Nick Bjugstad – Tomas Fleischmann
Scottie Upshall – Aleksander Barkov – Brad Boyes
Marcel Goc – Scott Gomez – Sean Bergenheim
Jimmy Hayes – Shawn Matthias – Krys Barch

 

Brian Campbell – Tom Gilbert
Erik Gudbranson – Dmitry Kulikov
Mike Mottau – Matt Gilroy

 

Our dear old friend Tim Thomas will be between the pipes for the Panthers in this one. He is 5-7-1 with a 2.79 GAA and .908 save % in 14 games this season.

 

Anything else I should know?

The Flyers and Panthers are headed in different directions at this point in the season. The Panthers are 3-5-2 in their last 10, and are already selling off players, having sent Kris Versteeg (Christopher Steeg???) off to Chicago earlier this month. The Flyers are red hot, posting a record of 7-1-2 in their last 10 games.

The Panthers are dedicating their press box to the first head coach in the team’s history, Roger Neilson, before tonight’s game. Neilson is probably best known for being one of the first coaches to use videotape to analyze other teams. He also coached the Flyers in the late 90s before having to step down due to cancer and his subsequent dismissal by Flyers GM Bob Clarke (it’s absolutely worth looking into the controversy surrounding that story) . Neilson passed away in 2003 at the age of 69.