Game 3, Discussion Thread: Vancouver Canucks at Philadelphia Flyers

PHILADELPHIA PA - JANUARY 20: Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers look on as their team warms up before playing against the Ottawa Senators on January 20 2011 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Vancouver Canucks (1-0-1, 3 pts) at Philadelphia Flyers at (2-0-0, 4 pts)

7:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia

Catch the action on CSN Philly HD, TSN and 94WIP

[Game Page] - [Game Notes PDF] - [Vancouver Perspective]

Tonight's goaltenders:

GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Ilya Bryzgalov 2 120 2 0 0 1 0.50 43 42 .977 1

GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Roberto Luongo 1 65 0 0 1 3 2.77 28 25 .893 0

 

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

 

Flyers Line Combinations

van Riemsdyk - Giroux - Jagr
Voracek - Briere - Simmonds
Hartnell - Couturier - Read
Rinaldo - Talbot - Nodl

Pronger - Carle
Timonen - Coburn
Meszaros - Lilja

Scratches: Matt Walker (healthy), Jody Shelley (suspension: game 3 of 5), Blair Betts (knee)

Vancouver (Possible) Line Combinations

D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Burrows
Samuelsson - Hodgson - Sturm
Higgins - Malhotra - Hansen
Weise - Lapierre - Volpatti

Hamhuis - Bieksa
Salo - Edler
Ballard - Alberts

Scratches: Chris Tanev (healthy), Alex Sulzer (healthy), Andrew Ebbett (healthy)

Questions to Answer

  1. First big defensive test for the Flyers tonight. How do they hold up?
  2. Who goes head to head with the Sedins?
  3. The power play has been decent, but it could be better. How's it look tonight?
  4. Over/under on the amount of derisive Luongo chants tonight is set at FOUR. So, over or under?
Note the 7:30 start time. Go Flyers. 
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