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Flyers vs. Islanders preseason (now at special Pope Time): Preview, lineups, how to watch

Remember, it's a 6 p.m. start.

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After two days off, the Flyers are back in game action on Friday night when they host the New York Islanders in their fourth preseason game of 2015.

The game will start at 6 p.m. ET at Wells Fargo Center -- not the originally-scheduled time of 7 p.m. -- because the Pope is coming to Philadelphia and major roads are going to be shutting down later tonight. Getting the game over with earlier will help you get home. And to get you to come out in the first place, the Flyers are offering free soda and free hot dogs to all fans in attendance tonight, as well as 50 percent off merchandise at WFC stores. Not bad.

As for the game, here's your expected lineup:

  1. Raffl -  Giroux - Voracek
  2. Gagner - Lecavalier - Read
  3. Porter - Cousins - Schenn
  4. VandeVelde - White - Bellemare
  1. Del Zotto  - Medvedev
  2. Gudas - MacDonald
  3. Gostisbehere - Hagg

You'll notice that, again, Brayden Schenn is on a line with players expected to start the season in the AHL. Just gets more and more curious by the day, doesn't it?

Michal Neuvirth will get the start in net and likely play the entire game. He and Steve Mason are the only goaltenders remaining in Flyers camp. Notable scratches include Sean Couturier and Scott Laughton.

Here's the Isles lineup:

You can watch the game on TCN in the Philadelphia area and MSG+ in the New York area. 97.5 The Fanatic has your radio coverage.