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Game 76, Discussion Thread: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 25:  A general view of Consol Energy Center before the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in a preseason game on September 25 2010 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of Consol Energy Center before the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in a preseason game on September 25 2010 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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#1 Philadelphia Flyers (45-20-10, 100 pts) at #4 Pittsburgh Penguins (45-23-8, 98 pts)

7:00 p.m. tonight at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Catch the action on CSN Philly HD, FSN Pittsburgh (no thanks) and 610 WIP

[Game Page] - [Pittsburgh Perspective]

Tonight's goaltenders:


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Sergei Bobrovsky 48 2701 27 11 114 2.53 1370 1256 .917 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Marc-Andre Fleury 61 3451 34 18 131 2.28 1632 1501 .920 3


Lineups, questions to answer and our in-game chat after the jump.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Hartnell - Briere - Leino
Nodl - Giroux - Carter
JVR - Richards - Versteeg
Powe - Betts - Carcillo

Timonen - Coburn
Carle - Meszaros
Boynton - SOD

Scratches: Jody Shelley (eye), Nikolay Zherdev (healthy), Chris Pronger (hand), Oskars Bartulis (shoulder)

Pittsburgh Projected Lineup

Neal - Letestu - Kovalev
Kunitz - Staal - Kennedy
Dupuis - Talbot - Conner
Asham - Adams - Rupp

Orpik - Letang
Michalek - Martin
Lovejoy - Niskanen

Scratches: Mr. Hilary Duff (healthy), Goon 1 (healthy), Goon 2 (healthy), Matt Cooke (crazy), Sidney Crosby (duh), Evgeni Malkin (knee), Nick Johnson (concussion), Eric Tangradi (concussion), Dustin Jeffrey (knee)

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Flyers get back to their game -- as in, no "lazy hockey" -- in such an important game?
  2. Similarly, does being on the road help them simplify the game and help them stop the stupid turnovers/bad breakouts?
  3. Sergei Bobrovsky has been stellar in Pittsburgh this year. Does that continue?
  4. The Versteeg-Richie-JvR line was the Flyers' best against Boston. Can they keep that going?
  5. The Penguins were very sound defensively against the Flyers last week. They controlled the pace of the game from start to finish. Can the Flyers steal that from them and dictate the flow tonight?

Go Flyers.

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