Philadelphia Flyers (27-11-5, 59 pts) at Atlanta Thrashers (22-16-7, 51 pts)
7:30 p.m. tonight at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
Catch the action on The Comcast Network in HD, SportSouth in HD and 610 WIP
After the jump, a guess at lineups, questions to answer and our in-game chat.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Zherdev - Richards - Nodl
Hartnell - Briere - Leino
van Riemsdyk - Carter - Giroux
Shelley - Betts - Powe
Coburn - Timonen
Meszaros - O'Donnell
Carle - Walker
Scratches: Dan Carcillo (healthy), Oskars Bartulis (healthy), Chris Pronger (foot)
Atlanta Projected Lineup
Ladd - Peverley - Bergfors
Kane - Little - Stewart
Boulton - Antropov - Machacek
Cormier - Burmistrov - Thorburn
Byfuglien - Enstrom
Bogosian - Hainsey
Oduya - Sopel
Likely scratches: Ben Eager (suspended), Freddy Meyer (healthy), Fredrik Modin (lower body), Jim Slater (concussion)
Questions to Answer
- Dustin Byfuglien has been really strong on the back-end in Atlanta. Can the Flyers make him look silly like they did for most of the Final a year ago, despite the fact that they don't have Pronger and he's playing a different position?
- A few guys on the Thrashers like to drop the gloves. Any fights tonight?
- Can Matt Walker have a better game tonight?
- Atlanta is good this year, and they beat the Flyers four times last year. Can't brush them aside anymore. Do the Flyers come out hard against a worthy opponent?
- Snow last weekend still has Atlanta crippled. How many fans are in the building tonight?
7:30 start. Go Flyers.