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Flyers visit Bruins after split-squad games as preseason slate continues.

NHL: Preseason-Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Flyers continue their 2017 preseason slate with a trip to Boston to face the Bruins on Thursday night.

Coming off the annual split-squad games last night (a 3-2 loss in Brooklyn and a 3-2 overtime win in Lehigh Valley), the Flyers will finally face a team not named the Islanders for a change.

The Flyers in Lehigh Valley last night got a game winner in overtime from Shayne Gostisbehere on a pretty feed from Nolan Patrick to down the Islanders 3-2, while the other half of the squad dropped a 3-2 game in Brooklyn.

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. and the game will air on NHL Network, so you hopefully won’t have to stream hunt and you can simply plop on the couch and watch the Flyers this time around. That’s if you get NHL Network, of course.

With the split-squad games out of the way and cuts expected to start taking place as soon as today, the Flyers on the ice at TD Garden will look more like the Flyers you’ll see on opening night and beyond. Those names include Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek and Wayne Simmonds among others in action this evening.

Look for the youngsters like Nolan Patrick, Travis Sanheim and Sam Morin in particular to try and make a strong impression tonight playing with many of the Flyers’ NHL regulars. Also look for Brian Elliott to make his Flyers debut in net.

The roster for tonight straight from the Flyers:




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