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Game 20, 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 (7-11-3, 17 pts) at Philadelphia Flyers (11-5-3, 25 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 probable goaltenders:

GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Ilya Bryzgalov 14 815 8 4 2 36 2.65 379 343 .905 1

GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Cam Ward 17 958 7 8 2 51 3.19 534 483 .904 1

Flyers Line Combinations

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

Pronger Marshall- Carle
Timonen - Coburn Bourdon
Lilja - Meszaros

Carolina Line Combinations

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

Allen - Gleason
Harrison - Faulk
McBain - Kaberle

Questions to Answer

  1. Why is it that the Flyers and Hurricanes always play each other in bunches like this? I realize this can't be answered tonight, but whatever.
  2. The Hurricanes won last night, but before that hadn't scored a goal in about a week. After the game in Winnipeg, this seems like the perfect rebound night for the Flyers defense. Is it? Uhh and yes we asked this question before we knew there would be major shakeups on the blueline tonight.
  3. How do Marshall and Bourdon look tonight in their NHL debuts?
  4. With the changes on defense, how does the ice time wind up breaking down?
  5. Can the Read-Talbot-Voracek line stay awesome?

Go Flyers.