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The Flyers host the Washington Capitals, a new divisional foe, Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Washington Capitals (5-7-0, 10 pts) at Philadelphia Flyers (3-8-0, 6 pts)
7 p.m. | Wells Fargo Center | South Philadelphia
TV: CSN Philly, CSN DC+, NHL Network | Radio: 93.3 WMMR
Get the Washington perspective at Japers' Rink

Starting Goaltenders GP MIN W L GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Steve Mason (PHI) 9 533 3 6 20 2.25 279 259 .928 0
Braden Holtby (WSH) 10 508 4 5 26 3.07 298 272 .913 0

Flyers lineup

Downie - Giroux - Lecavalier
Hartnell - Schenn - Voracek
Read - Couturier - Simmonds
Raffl - Hall - Rinaldo

Coburn - Grossmann
Timonen - Gustafsson
Streit - Schenn

Rosehill, Meszaros, Gill

Washington lineup

Erat - Backstrom - Fehr
Johansson - Laich - Brouwer
Chimera - Grabovski - Ward
Volpatti - Beagle - Wilson

Schmidt - Green
Alzner - Carlson
Erskine - Oleksy

*projected lineups, subject to change

Questions to Answer

  1. How does Steve Downie perform in his first game?
  2. Can the team control play for more than just half the game this time?
  3. Can the Flyers score more than two goals?
  4. Another solid performance from Steve Mason?
  5. How does the PK look without Max Talbot?