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Flyers vs. Penguins preview: Round 2 of the Battle of Pennsylvania

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The Flyers are in Pittsburgh tonight for Round 2 of the Battle of Pa.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

After a tough loss on opening day a month ago, the Flyers are in Pittsburgh today for the second of four meetings with the Penguins during this shortened 48-game season. You could just feel the hate when you woke up this morning, couldn't you?

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Philadelphia Flyers (7-9-1, 15 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (11-5-0, 22 pts)
7:30 p.m. | Consol Energy Center | Pittsburgh, Pa.
TV: NBC Sports Network, TSN2, RDS | Radio: 93.3 WMMR
Get the Pittsburgh perspective at Pensburgh

According to reports from the lesser half of the Commonwealth this Wednesday, the Flyers will likely go with the same lineup tonight as we saw in Monday's 7-0 win over the Islanders. That makes sense considering the 7-0 win thing. So, here's what we'll expect:

Read - Giroux - Voracek
Schenn - Briere - Simmonds
Talbot - Couturier - Knuble
Rinaldo - Zolnierczyk - Fedotenko

Timonen - Schenn
Grossmann - Coburn
Gustafsson - Gervais

Scratches: McGinn, Sestito, Foster.

The Penguins are coming off of a solid win against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. They scored two quick goals early before allowing the Sabres to come back a bit, something that's been a bit of a concern lately for Pens fans over at Pensburgh.

The Pens have had a bad habit of starting off really fast, as we saw [Sunday], but then playing with an air of indifference. Often times, it has cost the Pens games and other times, they've managed to get away with it. It was looking like the Sabres were going to take the game after Ott's goal, but the Pens' response couldn't have been better. Instead of getting bogged down in penalties like they've done a few times already, they buckled down and played hockey.

Marc-Andre Fleury is super mediocre, and he was shaky on Sunday vs. Buffalo. Dan Bylsma will start Tomas Vokoun against the Flyers tonight. Ilya Bryzgalov will go for Philadelphia.