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Another afternoon game, folks!

Tampa Bay Lightning v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Another weekend, another Saturday afternoon game, this time with the Tampa Bay Lightning coming in to town for the 1pm tilt. The Bolts will be without their Vezina-caliber starting goaltender, Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is out 4-6 with a fracture so the Flyers will be testing their backup, Louis Domingue. That said, the Lightning are coming off of a wild 4-3 comeback win over the Penguins Thursday night that included an absolutely insane hat trick by Brayden Point, while the Flyers are coming off of a let down of a game that saw them shut out by the Devils and lose Brian Elliott to a yet-to-be-know injury. Way she goes, eh? We were joined by Matt Esteves of Raw Charge to preview the game, and here’s what came up:

  • How the Bolts might fare without Vasilevskiy for over a month
  • The Lightning’s insane forward depth
  • Our old friend Danick Martel
  • The Flyers terrible PK
  • The battle for the Eastern Conference

Tomorrow’s game is at 1pm, airing on NBC Sports Philly locally and you should be able to catch it on the NHL Network if you’re out of town. Go Flyers!