Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 4:00 PM
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On Tuesday afternoon the Philadelphia Flyers, currenlty 8th in the new Metropolitan Division, play host to the Vancouver Canucks (6th place Pacific Division).
The Flyers are looking to bounce back from a 5-2 road loss against the Red Wings on Saturday and avoid a 3 game losing streak. The Flyers will be without Vinny Lecavalier and Scott Hartnell and have called up Tye McGinn and Michael Raffl from the Phantoms to fill their respective positions.
The Canucks are looking for a good start to their 7 game road trip. The Canucks didn't fair well against the Canadians on Saturday. Even though they had plenty of chances to get on the scoreboard, they were only able to get 1 goal by Montreal's Carey Price. Hopefully Tuesday we'll see more of those quality opportunities end up in the back of Steve Mason's net.
Center Jordan Schroeder has joined the club on the road trip and has been skating with the team for the past few days.
Both teams have new coaches, highly paid under performing players, and sit near or at the bottom of their division. The Canucks and Flyers both have something to prove.
12-Oct-11 : Vancouver Canucks - 4 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 5
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22 SEDIN 33 SEDIN 25 SANTORELLI
20 HIGGINS 17 KESLER 36 HANSEN
7 BOOTH 45 SCHROEDER 9 KASSIAN
29 SESTITO 15 RICHARDSON 32 WEISE
5 GARRISON 3 BIEKSA
2 HAMHUIS 8 TANEV
6 WEBER 18 STANTON
Scratches, Injuries and Suspensions: DALPE (Healthy), EDLER (Suspended), BURROWS (Foot), JENSEN (Shoulder)
15 MCGINN 28 GIROUX 93 VORACEK
12 RAFFL 10 B.SCHENN 17 SIMMONDS
25 TALBOT 14 COUTURIER 24 READ
36 RINALDO 45 NEWBURY 18 HALL
44 TIMMONEN 22 L.SCHENN
32 STREIT 29 GUSTAFSSON
8 GROSSMANN 5 COBURN
Scratches, Injuries and Suspensions: Lecavalier (Lower Body), Hartnell (Lower Body)
LUONGO - W: 2 L:3 GAA 2.99 SV% .898
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MASON - W: 1 L:3 GAA 2.03 SV% .935
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Flyers seek some offense as they host Canucks
CANUCKS (3-3-0) at FLYERS (1-4-0)
Season series: This is the first meeting between the teams since Oct. 12/2011, when the Philadelphia Flyers earned a 5-4 victory at home.
Big Story: After getting swept in back to back games over the weekend, the Flyers return home hoping to right their ship. The Vancouver Canucks look to start their seven-game road trip on the right foot while also snapping their two-game losing streak.
Canucks: The Canucks will be away from home for the next seven games, but captain Henrik Sedin said Monday a long road trip could be just what his team needs.
“I think it’s nice to go away during the season, get together as a team,” he said. “We’re playing some tough teams [but] it’s easier to get into team game on the road rather than at home. It’s good for us.”
He said part of the reason the team was outscored 8-1 in the past two games is the slow learning of coach John Tortorella’s systems.
“You see during games we attempt to get back to things we did in the past instead of doing the things we want to do now and that’s been hurting us so far,” Sedin said. “Instead of doing 1-3-1 or [defensemen] getting back more, we attempt to be aggressive at times and it’s cost us a few times.”
Flyers: One of the biggest problems for the Flyers during their 1-5-0 start has been the number of penalties the team has taken – a League-high 39 minor penalties, leaving them shorthanded 33 times, the most in the League.
The latest issue came Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings, when the Flyers gave the Red Wings five power plays, and Detroit score on three of them en route to a 5-2 victory.
“We have to stop taking penalties,” Berube told reporters after the loss to the Red Wings. “It’s been an issue in this organization for too long. It’s got to get better, and we will get better because of the style we want to play, and [with better] skating you won’t take as many penalties when you’re moving your feet. The hooking and holding and dumb penalties have to be eliminated. They’re unacceptable.”
Spending so much time killing penalties also makes it harder for the Flyers to find their offense. Their eight goals through six games are the second-fewest in the League.
Who’s hot: With four goals in his first six games, Canucks forward Mike Santorelli is off to the best start of his NHL career. Tortorella is rewarding his strong play with increased ice time; after averaging about 15 minutes per game in his first three games, he’s played more than 20 minutes in his past two games.
Edited by Assistant GM, 15 October 2013 - 11:48 AM.