Game 46, Discussion Thread: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers

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Washington Capitals (25-14-7, 57 pts) at Philadelphia Flyers (29-11-5, 63 pts)

7 p.m. tonight at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia

Catch the action on CSN Philly in HD, CSN DC in HD, 610 WIP, XM 204, SIRIUS 208

[Game Preview] - [Game Page] - [Washington Perspective]

Tonight's goaltenders:


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Sergei Bobrovsky 28 1592 17 6 67 2.53 811 744 .917 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Michal Neuvirth 28 1577 15 6 67 2.55 758 691 .912 1

 

After the jump, lineups, questions to answer and our in-game discussion.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Zherdev - Richards - Nodl
Hartnell - Briere - Leino
van Riemsdyk - Carter - Giroux
Powe - Betts - Shelley

Coburn - Timonen
Meszaros - SOD
Carle - Walker

Scratches: Oskars Bartulis (healthy), Dan Carcillo (healthy), Chris Pronger (IR, foot)

Washington Projected Lineup: The Caps' lines have been all over the place, but here's a guess.

Laich - Johansson - Ovechkin
Hendricks - Backstrom - Knuble
Chimera - Perreault - Beagle
B. Gordon - Steckel - King

Schultz - Green
Erskine - Hannan
Carlson - Alzner

Scratches: Matt Bradley (finger), Eric Fehr (shoulder), Andrew Gordon (healthy), Tom Poti (lower body), Alex Semin (lower body)

Questions to Answer

  1. The Caps have D.J. King in the lineup tonight for the first time in a long time. He's a goon. Go figure. He fights tonight, right?
  2. Washington's had scoring trouble lately, notably with Ovechkin and Backstrom. Can the Flyers keep them down?
  3. Michal Neuvirth vs. Sergei Bobrovsky. Who wins the duel?
  4. Briere-Leino-Hartnell. Continued awesomeness?

Go Flyers.

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