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Preseason Game 2, Discussion Thread: Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers

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Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (1-0-0)

7 p.m. tonight at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia (!!)

Catch the action on TCN (locally), Versus (nationally), Sportsnet Ontario and 94WIP

[Game Notes PDF] - [Game Page] - [Toronto Perspective]

Tonight's goaltenders (all four could play):

2010-11 with Phoenix GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Ilya Bryzgalov 68 4060 36 20 10 168 2.48 2125 1957 .921 7
2010-11 with Adirondack GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Johan Backlund 33 1900 10 19 3 104 3.28 838 734 .876 0


2010-11 with Toronto GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Jonas Gustavsson 23 1242 6 13 2 68 3.29 620 552 .890 0
2010-11 with Toronto (AHL) GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Ben Scrivens 33 1929 13 12 5 75 2.33 - 912 .924 2

Full rosters, questions to answer and our in-game discussion after the jump.

Philadelphia Flyers Lineup

Forwards: Andreas Nodl, Danny Briere, Jakub Voracek, Scott Hartnell, Claude Giroux, Tomas Hyka, Maxime Talbot, Brayden Schenn, Matt Read, Jody Shelley, Blair Betts, Ben Holmstrom.

Defensemen: Kimmo Timonen, Erik Gustafsson, Oskars Bartulis, Braydon Coburn, Kevin Marshall, Andrej Meszaros.

Toronto Maple Leafs Lineup

Forwards: Colby Armstrong, Darryl Boyce, Tyler Bozak, Luca Caputi, Joe Colborne, Jerry D'Amigo, Philippe Dupuis, Matt Frattin, Ryan Hamilton, Nikolai Kulemin, Greg McKegg, Colton Orr, Jay Rosehill.

Defense: Keith Aulie, Cody Franson, Jake Gardiner, Carl Gunnarsson, Korbinian Holzer, Mike Komisarek, Juraj Mikus, Luke Schenn.

Questions to Answer

  1. Pension Plan Puppets describes tonight's Leafs lineup as a "Brian Burke wet dream," meaning it's a tough freakin' lineup. Barely any NHL vets. Fight night in Philly?
  2. Bryzgalov. In goal. For the Flyers. ¿Que pasa?
  3. Take a closer look at the defense tonight (that's just a personal note for myself). Who stands out, who looks like crap?
  4. Tomas Hyka, once cut from camp and now apparently not cut from camp, is playing. What's he do?
  5. Can Matt Read build on last night?
  6. What's the response to Max Talbot on his first night in front of the Flyers crowd?

Go Flyers.