Game 81, Discussion Thread: Philadelphia Flyers at Buffalo Sabres

BUFFALO NY - DECEMBER 31: The exterior of HSBC Arena before dawn prior to the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between Slovakia and Finland on December 31 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Flyers (46-23-11, 103 pts) at Buffalo Sabres (41-29-10, 92 pts) 

7:30 p.m. at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York

Catch the action on The Comcast Network and 94WYSP

[Game Preview] - [Game Page] - [Buffalo Perspective]

Tonight's goaltenders:


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Sergei Bobrovsky 52 2944 28 13 123 2.51 1488 1365 .917 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Jhonas Enroth 12 700 8 2 29 2.49 343 314 .915 1


After the jump, lineups, questions to answer and out in-game chat.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Hartnell - Briere - Leino
Zherdev - Giroux - Carter
JVR - Richards - Versteeg
Nodl/Shelley - Powe - Carcillo

Timonen - Coburn
Carle - Meszaros
Syvret - SOD

Scratches/Injuries: Blair Betts (knee), Nick Boynton (healthy?), Chris Pronger (hand), Oskars Bartulis (shoulder)

Buffalo Projected Lineup

Vanek - Connolly - Pominville
Ennis - Boyes - Stafford
Gerbe - Gaustad - McCormick
Niedermayer - Ellis - Mancari

Sekera - Weber
Butler - Myers
Montador - Gragnani

Scratches/Injuries: Shoane Morrison (healthy), Mike Grier (knee), Jochen Hecht (upper body), Patrick Kaleta (knee), Jordan Leopold (finger), Derek Roy (leg)

Questions to Answer

  1. How does Danny Briere look?
  2. Can Nikolay Zherdev keep up his high level of play?
  3. The power play looked better in Ottawa, about the only decent portion of the game. More?
  4. After getting bitched out by Paul Holmgren, do the Flyers ratchet up the intensity level?
  5. Can I buy a nice Atlantic Division champions shirt by the end of the night?

Go Flyers.

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