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Game 11, Discussion Thread: Carolina Hurricanes 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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Carolina Hurricanes (4-3-3, 11 pts) at Philadelphia Flyers (5-4-1, 11 pts)

7:00 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia

Catch the action on CSN Philly HD, FS Carolinas and 94WIP

[Game Page] - [Carolina Perspective]

Tonight's goaltenders:

GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Ilya Bryzgalov 8 452 3 4 1 26 3.45 200 174 .870 1

GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Brian Boucher 2 121 0 1 1 9 4.46 60 51 .850 0

Flyers Projected Lineup

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

Coburn - Carle
Timonen - Meszaros
Lilja - Gustafsson

Scratches: Chris Pronger (face), Matt Walker (healthy), Andreas Nodl or Jody Shelley (healthy)

Carolina Projected Lineup

Tlusty - Staal - LaRose
Skinner - Jokinen - Ruutu
Ponikarovsky - Sutter - Dwyer
Boychuk - Brent - Stewart

Allen - Gleason
McBean - Pitkanen
Harrison - Kaberle

Questions to Answer

  1. Brian Boucher is in goal for the Canes. How's that? And speaking of goalies, how does Ilya Bryzgalov bounce back from his little therapy session the other night?
  2. The defense has been absolutely atrocious lately. All over the place, out of position, slow. How do they look tonight?
  3. And as a team, how is the defense? Does Laviolette make any lineup changes in an attempt to improve the team D? And can it be like... even a little bit better?
  4. Hartnell and Jagr have been carrying the offense -- we're kind of ignoring most of the Winnipeg game, for the record, since it was so nuts, although even there, those two still played well in the offensive zone. Can we get some other contributions tonight?
  5. The Flyers should win the special teams battle tonight, but will it actually happen?

Go Flyers.