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Game 6, Discussion Thread: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 12:  An exterior view of the Wells Fargo Center prior to the game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Philadelphia Flyers  on October 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 12: An exterior view of the Wells Fargo Center prior to the game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Philadelphia Flyers on October 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Washington Capitals (5-0-0, 10 pts) at Philadelphia Flyers at (4-0-1, 9 pts)

7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia

Catch the action on CSN Philly HD, NHL Network and 94WIP

[Game Page] - [Washington Perspective]

Tonight's goaltenders:

GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Ilya Bryzgalov 4 241 3 0 1 8 1.99 109 101 .927 1
GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Tomas Vokoun 4 247 4 0 0 8 1.94 123 115 .935 1

Flyers Projected Lineup

Not guessing at lines here with the addition of Brayden Schenn. We'll know during warmups for sure. Just slotting Schenn in Zac Rinaldo's spot for the time being. Don't read into it.

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

Pronger - Carle
Timonen - Coburn
Meszaros - Lilja

Scratches: Matt Walker (healthy), Jody Shelley (healthy)

Washington Projected Lineup via Brian McNally

Ovechkin - Backstrom - Brouwer
Semin - Johansson - Knuble
Chimera - Laich - Ward
Hendricks - Perrault - Halpern

Alzner - Carlson
Hamrlik - Green
Schultz - Wideman

Questions to Answer

  1. How does Schenn look in his Flyers debut? And where does he play?
  2. Considering we don't expect Schenn to play on the fourth line (although I guess he could), who gets bumped down, and how does that impact that player?
  3. We're expecting some sort of shakeup. If that shakeup impacts the Briere line, does it help get Danny out of his funk?
  4. Jaromir Jagr needs a goal. Is tonight the night?
  5. Vokoun vs. Bryzgalov. What happens there?
  6. Which line goes head-to-head with Ovechkin and Backstrom for most of the night, and like in previous years, can this Flyers team still frustrate Ovi with their strong defensive play?

Go Flyers.