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Flyers at Capitals: Lineups, TV info, game time and discussion thread

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The Flyers will try and rebound from their gut-punch shootout loss on Saturday quickly, as they head down to Washington to face the NHL's top team.

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2015-16 NHL Season :: Game 51 of 82
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23-18-9, 52 points
7th in Metropolitan
37-9-4, 78 points
1st in Metropolitan
Sunday, February 7, 2016 :: 12:00 p.m. ET
Verizon Center :: Washington, D.C., USA
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Projected Lineups
Voracek - Giroux - Simmonds 1st Line Ovechkin - Backstrom - Oshie
Gagner - Cousins - B. Schenn 2nd Line Burakovsky - Kuznetsov - Williams
VandeVelde - Bellemare - White 3rd Line Chimera - Richards - Wilson
Raffl - Laughton - Read 4th Line Laich - Carey - Latta
Del Zotto - Gostisbehere 1st D Pair Alzner - Niskanen
Streit - Schultz 2nd D Pair Schmidt - Carlson
Medvedev - Gudas 3rd D Pair Orlov - Chorney
Mason / Stolarz Goalies Holtby / Grubauer
Couturier, Manning, Umberger, Weal Notable Scratches Beagle, Orpik, Johansson

Questions to Answer:

  1. Both of these teams played in shootout games yesterday afternoon -- with fatigue possibly being a factor, does this one end up getting a bit sluggish?
  2. The last time these teams played, Claude Giroux's line was hard-matched to the Ovechkin/Backstrom unit, and Evgeny Kuznetsov's line ran amok on everyone else. Assuming the top lines face off again, how do the other lines fare against Kuznetsov?
  3. Either we get Mason on a back-to-back or Stolarz in his NHL debut in net. Tough ask against the NHL's top offense. How does the Flyers' netminder, whoever he may be, fare today?
  4. Yesterday's Flyers game got heated pretty quickly, and the Caps and Flyers have had their share of tussles in recent years. Does today's game turn into an angry one?
  5. If the Flyers get a lead at some point, can they actually hold it?

Go Flyers.