Now five points out of the final wild card position in the Eastern Conference, the Flyers are in Boston today with their playoff lives on the thinnest of ice and a tough matchup against the Bruins on deck.
Boston’s won seven of their last eight on home ice, and they’re 9-3-0 since making a coaching change in February, so this won’t be an easy test for Philadelphia.
Steve Mason will be back in goal after getting the night off in the loss against Toronto on Thursday. We could see some other lineup changes coming, but we won’t have a sense of that until the team hits the ice for warmups.
It’s a 1 p.m. start this afternoon. CSN Philly has the feed locally, with CSNPhilly.com live streaming and 93.3 WMMR picking up the radio call. In Boston, the game can be seen on NESN, and nationally in the United States the game can be seen on NHL Network. Sportsnet 360 has the broadcast in Canada.
Philadelphia lineup (could change)
- Jordan Weal - Claude Giroux - Wayne Simmonds
- Brayden Schenn - Valtteri Filppula - Jakub Voracek
- Nick Cousins - Sean Couturier - Matt Read
- Chris VandeVelde - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Travis Konecny
- Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald
- Brandon Manning - Shayne Gostisbehere
- Michael Del Zotto - Radko Gudas
- Steve Mason
- Michal Neuvirth
Scratches: Michael Raffl (inj), Dale Weise, Nick Schultz
Boston lineup (via NHL.com)
- Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Backes
- Drew Stafford -- David Krejci -- David Pastrnak
- Frank Vatrano -- Austin Czarnik -- Jimmy Hayes
- Matt Beleskey -- Dominic Moore -- Riley Nash
- Zdeno Chara -- Brandon Carlo
- Torey Krug -- Adam McQuaid
- Colin Miller -- Kevan Miller
- Tuukka Rask
- Anton Khudobin