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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (26-12-4, 16-6-2 away) vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (24-15-4, 13-7-3 home )

BROADCAST INFO:
GAME PREVIEW, NOTES and NHL STATS:
TEAMS' WEBSITES:
MEDIA LINKS:
MEDIA SOURCE LINK
Comcast Sports Philadelphia http://www.csnphilly.com/pages/flyers
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (Sarah Baicker's Twitter) http://twitter.com/#!/sbaickerCSN
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (John Boruk's Twitter) http://twitter.com/#!/JohnBorukCSN
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (Tim Panaccio's Twitter) http://twitter.com/#!/tpanotchCSN
Courier Post http://www.courierpostonline.com/section/sports04
Courier Post (Blog) http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/flyers/
Courier Post (Randy Miller's Twitter) http://twitter.com/RandyJMiller
Delaware County Times http://www.delcotimes.com/sports/
Delaware County Times (Anthony SanFilippo's Blog) http://anthonysintheroom.blogspot.com/
Delaware County Times (Anthony SanFilippo's Twitter) http://twitter.com/AnthonySan37
Flyers' Official Website (Twitter) http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=NHLFlyers
GCobb.com http://gcobb.com/category/flyers/
Meltzer, Bill (Twitter) http://twitter.com/#!/billmeltzer
PhillyBurbs.com http://www.phillyburbs.com/sports/flyers/
PhillyBurbs.com (Wayne Fish's Twitter) http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=waynefish1
Philadelphia Daily News (Frank Seravalli's Blog) http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/frequentflyers/
Philadelphia Daily News (Frank Seravalli's Twitter) http://twitter.com/DNFlyers
Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirerhttp://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/
Philadelphia Inquirer (Sam Carchidi's Blog) http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inqflyersreport/
Philadelphia Inquirer (Sam Carchidi's Twitter) http://twitter.com/broadstbull
Philadelphia Sports Daily http://phillysportsdaily.com/category/flyers/
Philadelphia Sports Daily (Dave Isaac's Twitter) http://twitter.com/#!/davegisaac
Post-Star Phantoms AHL info http://poststar.com/app/sports/phantoms/
Sports Radio WIP 94 FM http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/cat...sports/flyers/
Therien, Chris (Twitter) http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=ctherien6
The Tennessean http://www.tennessean.com/section/SPORTS02?nav=2
The Tennessean (Blog) http://blogs.tennessean.com/predators/
The Tennessean (Jonathan Cooper's Twitter)http://twitter.com/joshuacooper



FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO.PLAYERPOS.HEIGHTWEIGHTDOBPLACE OF BIRTH
11 Blair Betts C 6' 3" 210 February 16, 1980 Edmonton, AB, CAN
48 Danny BriereC 5' 10" 179 October 6, 1977 Gatineau, QC, CAN
14 Sean CouturierC6' 3'' 197 December 7, 1992 Phoenix, AZ, USA
28 Claude GirouxC 5' 11" 172 January 12, 1988 Hearst, ON, CAN
19 Scott HartnellLW 6' 2" 210 April 18, 1982 Regina, SK, CAN
68 Jaromir JagrRW 6' 3" 240 February 15, 1972 Kladno, CZE
14 Ian Laperriere RW 6' 1" 200 January 19, 1974 Montreal, QC, CAN
24 Matt ReadC 5' 10" 185 June 14, 1986 Ilderton, ON, CAN
36 Zac RinaldoLW 5' 11'' 180 June 15, 1990 Hamilton, ON, CAN
10 Brayden SchennC 6' 1" 190 August 22, 1991 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
45 Jody Shelley LW 6' 3" 230 February 7, 1976 Thompson, MB, CAN
17 Wayne SimmondsRW 6' 2" 183 August 26, 1988 Scarborough, ON, CAN
27 Maxime Talbot RW 5' 11" 190 February 11, 1984 Lemoyne, QC, CAN
21 James van RiemsdykLW 6' 3" 200 May 4, 1989 Middletown, NJ, USA
93 Jakub VoracekRW 6' 2" 214 August 15, 1989 Kladno, CZE
29 Harry ZolnierczykRW 5' 11" 180 September 1, 1987 Toronto, ON, CAN

Defensemen:
NO.PLAYERSHOOTSHEIGHTWEIGHTDOBPLACE OF BIRTH
43Marc-Andre Bourdon Left6' 0"206September 17, 1989St-Hyacinthe, QC, CAN
25 Matt CarleLeft6' 0" 205 September 25, 1984 Anchorage, AK, USA
5 Braydon CoburnLeft 6' 5" 220 February 27, 1985 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
26 Erik Gustafsson Left 5' 10" 180 Dec 15, 1988 Kvissleby, SWE
6 Andreas LiljaLeft 6' 3" 220 July 13, 1975 Helsingborg, SWE
41 Andrej MeszarosLeft 6' 2" 223 October 13, 1985 Považská Bystrica, SVK
20 Chris ProngerLeft 6' 6" 220 October 10, 1974 Dryden, ON, CAN
44 Kimmo TimonenLeft 5' 10" 194 March 18, 1975 Kuopio, FIN

Goaltenders:
NO.PLAYERCATCHESHEIGHTWEIGHTDOBPLACE OF BIRTH
35 Sergei BobrovskyLeft 6' 2" 190 September 20, 1988 Novokuznetsk, RUS
30 Ilya BryzgalovLeft 6' 3" 213 June 22, 1980 Togliatti, RUS

FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Scott HartnellClaude GirouxJaromir Jagr
Maxime Talbot Danny Briere Jakub Voracek
Matt Read Brayden Schenn Wayne Simmonds
Harry Zolnierczyk Sean Couturier Zac Rinaldo

Defensemen:
Pairing Pairing
Kimmo Timonen Braydon Coburn
Matt Carle Marc-Andre Bourdon
Erik Gustafsson Andrej Meszaros

Goaltenders: (Ilya Bryzgalov is tonight's expected starter at Nashville)
Goalie Goalie
Ilya Bryzgalov Sergei Bobrovsky

FLYERS' INJURIES, SCRATCHES, MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Blair Betts left kneeLTIR; out indefinitely
Ian Laperrierepost-concussion syndrome LTIR
Andreas Lilja healthycould be scratched
Chris Pronger severe post-concussion syndrome LTIR; out for season
Jody Shelley healthy could be scratched
James van Riemsdyk concussion out indefinitely

FLYERS' STATS:

PREDATORS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
Colin Wilson David Legwand Patric Hornqvist
Sergei Kostitsyn Mike Fisher Martin Erat
Gabriel Bourque Nick Spaling Jordin Tootoo
Matt HalischukChris Mueller Brian McGrattan

Defensemen:
Pairing Pairing
Ryan Suter Shea Weber
Roman Josi Kevin Klein
Francis Bouillon Ryan Ellis

Goalies: (Pekka Rinne is the expected starter)
Goalie Goalie
Pekka RinneAnders Lindback

PREDATORS' INJURIES:
PlayerReason Status
Jack Hillen healthy could be scratched
Chris Mueller healthy promoted today
Craig Smith flu undetermined
Jerred Smithson lower body injured reserve


PREDATORS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
57 Gabriel Bourque 5' 10" 192 Sep 23, 1990 Rimouski, QC, CAN
10 Martin Erat 6' 0" 201 Aug 29, 1981 Trebic, CZE
12 Mike Fisher "A" 6' 1" 208 Jun 5, 1980 Peterborough, ON, CAN
24 Matt Halischuk 6' 0" 185 Jun 1, 1988 Toronto, ON, CAN
27 Patric Hornqvist 6' 0" 188 Jan 1, 1987 Sollentuna, SWE
74 Sergei Kostitsyn 6' 0" 207 Mar 20, 1987 Novopolotsk, BLR
11 David Legwand 6' 2" 204 Aug 17, 1980 Detroit, MI, USA
23 Brian McGrattan 6' 4" 235 Sep 2, 1981 Hamilton, ON, CAN
17 Chris Mueller 5' 10" 180 Mar 6, 1986 West Seneca, NY, USA
15 Craig Smith 6' 1" 197 Sep 5, 1989 Madison, WI, USA
25 Jerred Smithson 6' 3" 209 Feb 4, 1979 Vernon, BC, CAN
13 Nick Spaling 6' 1" 198 Sep 19, 1988 Palmerston, ON, CAN
22 Jordin Tootoo 5' 9" 199 Feb 2, 1983 Churchill, MB, CAN
33 Colin Wilson 6' 1" 210 Oct 20, 1989 Greenwich, CT, USA

Defensemen:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
51 Francis Bouillon5' 8" 198 Oct 17, 1975 New York City, NY, USA
49 Ryan Ellis 5' 10" 179 Jan 3, 1991 Hamilton, ON, CAN
38 Jack Hillen 5' 10" 190 Jan 24, 1986 Minnetonka, MN, USA
59 Roman Josi 6' 2" 198 Jun 1, 1990 Bern, CHE
8 Kevin Klein 6' 1" 200 Dec 13, 1984 Kitchener, ON, CAN
20 Ryan Suter "A" 6' 1" 198 Jan 21, 1985 Madison, WI, USA
6 Shea Weber "C" 6' 4" 232 Aug 14, 1985 Sicamous, BC, CAN

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
39 Anders Lindback 6' 6" 203 May 3, 1988 Gavle, SWE
35 Pekka Rinne 6' 5" 209 Nov 3, 1982 Kempele, FIN

PREDATORS' STATS: FLYERS-PREDATORS' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL record is 6-3-3-3.
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL record at home is 4-2-1-1.
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL record at Nashville is 2-1-2-2, last winning in March 2000.
  • The Flyers have won just three of the last 11 regular season games played.

1990s:
  • June 27, 1998 -- Dominic Roussel and Jeff Staples were traded by Philadelphia for Nashville's 7th round choice (Cam Ondrik) in the 1998 Entry Draft. Roussel never played in a regular season game for the Predators, he was traded October 5th to Anaheim.
  • January 11, 1999 -- John Vanbiesbrouck made 24 saves and recorded consecutive shutouts for the first time in his career as the Flyers skated to an 8-0 home win in the first series meeting with Nashville. Beezer recorded his 32nd career shutout and extended Philly's streak of not allowing a goal to 189:47 and this was the third straight shutout for the team. Philly went 4-for-6 on the PP including three PPGs in the first period. Eric Lindros (1-3-4), John LeClair (2-1-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (0-3-3) led the offense. The Flyers outshot Nashville 41-24. Tomas Vokoun (14 saves, 19 shots) was replaced in the second period by Chris Mason (19 saves, 22 shots). Dan McGillis scored the first goal in this series. The Flyers also owned a 9-0-4 record against the Western Conference. The Flyers' unbeaten streak reached 14 (9-0-5) games.

  • April 1, 1999 -- In the first ever meeting in Nashville Arena, Mikael Renberg (1-1-2) and Rod Brind'Amour each scored in the second period and John Vanbiesbrouck made 22 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 victory. Tomas Vokoun made 37 saves in the loss. Mark Recchi returned to the lineup after missing the previous three games due to a concussion; he also missed the following two contests. Sandy McCarthy and Patrick Cote fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aIShHlYgQs . Well after the game, Eric Lindros was hospitalized with a collapsed right lung -- http://apse.dallasnews.com/contest/2...ews.first.html
  • December 19, 1999 -- Eric Desjardins, who played a game-high 30:05, scored with 53.2 seconds to play and the Flyers recorded a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. Desjardins' point shot deflected off the chest of Karlis Skrastins and bounced into the net. Patric Kjellberg scored midway in the third period to give the Predators a 1-0 lead. Mike Dunham made 21 saves for the Predators while JVB stopped 19 shots for Philly. The following day Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson reported to Hahnemann University Hospital for a procedure to implant a pump that will regulate chemical therapy he is receiving for multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer.

2000s:
  • March 21, 2000 --- John LeClair and Simon Gagne (1-1-2) scored 2:25 apart in the second period and Brian Boucher made 27 saves for his third shutout in the Flyers' 2-0 win at Nashville. Eric Desjardins (0-2-2) had two assists. Nashville held a 13-6 shots advantage in the scoreless opening period. The Flyers clinched a PO berth with the win. Rick Tocchet fought Marc Moro -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5pNb9ie95w

  • September 29, 2000 -- Mark Eaton was traded to Nashville by Philadelphia for Detroit's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Patrick Sharp) in the 2001 Entry Draft.
  • November 2, 2000 -- Tomas Vokoun made 27 stops and Cliff Ronning and Rob Valicevic scored first period goals en route to a 3-1 victory in Philadelphia. Nashville sealed the win in the final seconds on an ENG while Daymond Langkow was in the box.
  • December 12, 2000 -- The teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Nashville in a game aired on ESPN2 as part of the NHL Rules! presentation. The Predators' Bill Houlder scored midway through the third period, 39 seconds after Keith Primeau gave Philly a 2-1 lead. The Flyers outshot Nashville 31-20 including 4-1 in OT. Tomas Vokoun made 29 saves It was the Flyers second game under new head coach Bill Barber.
  • July 31, 2001 -- Andy Delmore was traded by Philadelphia for Nashville's 3rd round choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Joe Callahan) in the 2002 Entry Draft.
  • January 24, 2002 -- Denis Arkhipov scored 1:16 into OT to lift Nashville 3-2 in Philadelphia. Cliff Ronning's second goal tied the score 2-2 in the third period. It was Nashville's sixth road win of the season. Mike Dunham made 27 saves in the win and said afterwards "I think we dodged a couple of bullets tonight. Gagne hit the crossbar, they caught a couple of posts, and I was lucky to get my glove on a shot by (John) LeClair. But you need things like that to happen sometimes. It's how you're going to win games." The Flyers ended a stretch of seven games in eleven nights. Roman Cechmanek made 24 stops in the loss. Jiri Dopita and Simon Gagne scored for the Flyers.

  • March 25, 2003 -- The Predators' Mark Eaton scored off a feed from Scott Hartnell with 1:24 to play in a 1-1 tie at Nashville. Tomas Vokoun, who played in 50 of his team's last 51 games, made 42 saves. Said Jeremy Roenick "Their goaltender definitely earned it. Every guy on that team should pat their goalkeeper on the back. If it wasn't for him, it would have been 8-1 or 9-1.'' Michal Handzus scored for the Flyers with less than nine minutes left in the third period. Philly outshot the Predators 31-13 after two periods and 43-21 in the game. Nashville was in a 9-game (0-5-3-1) skid.
  • March 3, 2004 -- Led by Kim Johnsson (2-1-3), Alexei Zhamnov (1-2-3, +4), Tony Amonte (1-2-3) and Robert Esche (22 saves), the Flyers defeated Nashville 5-2 in Philadelphia. Johnsson gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at the 0:27 and his second goal gave the Flyers a 4-0 lead in the third period. The Predators scored twice before Sami Kapanen ended the scoring with an ENG. Prior to the game, Dave Poulin was inducted into the Flyers' Hall of Fame, the 18th member to be so chosen.

  • August 2, 2005 -- Danny Markov was traded to Nashville by Philadelphia for Nashville's 3rd round choice (later traded to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Bud Holloway) in the 2006 Entry Draft.
  • December 3, 2005 -- The Predators won 4-3 in a (2-0) shootout victory at Nashville. Steve Sullivan and Paul Kariya had the shootout goals. It was the first time the Flyers participated in a shootout. Derian Hatcher (1-1-2) scored with 2:09 left in regulation to send the game into OT. Martin Erat (1-2-3) had three points and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves for Nashville. Antero Niittymaki made 29 stops in the loss. It was the 200th victory in Predators' history.
  • November 29, 2006 -- Nashville's Martin Erat scored the GWG 1:22 after the Flyers' R.J. Umberger tied the score in the Predators' 3-2 win at Philadelphia. Prior to the game, Mike Knuble signed a two-year contract extension and then gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Jukka Timonen, father of the Flyers' Jussi and the Predators' Kimmo, was in attendance as were over 20 fathers of Nashville players and staff. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqc0JoLjZ8U

  • February 15, 2007 -- Peter Forsberg was traded to Nashville by Philadelphia for Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent and Nashville's 1st (later traded back to Nashville - Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) and 3rd (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Phil Desimone) round choices in the 2007 Entry Draft. Press conference -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEkXwH3Tbnk

  • June 18, 2007 -- Impending UFAs Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell were traded to Philadelphia in exchange for Nashville's 1st round choice (23rd overall, previously acquired, Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) in the 2007 Entry Draft. The Flyers then signed Timonen to a reported 6-year, $37.8 million contract and Hartnell to a reported 6-year, $25.2 million deal.
  • October 30, 2008 -- Josh Gratton was re-acquired by the Flyers for Tim Ramholt.
  • March 7, 2009 -- Joffrey Lupul scored twice and Martin Biron made 31 saves to lead the Flyers to a 4-1 home win. Lupul's second goal came 1:06 after Martin Erat cut the Flyers lead to 2-1 in the third period. Nashville's six-game win streak was halted. Daniel Carcillo and Greg de Vries fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZl0j_zG8VE and two seconds later Riley Cote and Wade Belak battled -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8CEv4LNU6M Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R5oYe6GbPE


2010s:
  • March 16, 2010 -- Pekka Rinne made 42 saves and Martin Erat scored the only goal during the shootout of Nashville's 4-3 home win. Rinne stopped Danny Briere, Claude Giroux and Mike Richards in the shootout while Erat's goal was on Nashville's second try. The Flyers held a 45-30 shots advantage including 29-15 after two periods. Jeff Carter, who had a game-high 11 shots, gave Philly a 1-0 lead 1:21 into the game but the Predators rallied to take a 3-1 lead at the 10:05 mark. Michael Leighton (3 saves, 5 shots) suffered a high ankle sprain and was removed for Brian Boucher (24 saves, 25 shots) after Erat gave Nashville a 2-1 lead. Leighton didn't return until Game 5 of the PO series vs. Boston. Simon Gagne and Chris Pronger scored third period goals to tie the game 3-3. Ian Laperriere fought Jordin Tootoo ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM5ly1QBI84 ) which accounted for 10 of the 14 PIMs called in the game (Nashville had nine and the Flyers had five). The Flyers went 1-for-2 on PPs, Nashville was 0-for-0. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V55bWl1Nywc
  • June 19, 2010 -- The Flyers acquired the negotiating rights to UFA Dan Hamhuis and a 2011 conditional draft pick in exchange for Ryan Parent. Hamhuis was dealt six days later to Pittsburgh for a 2011 third round draft pick but opted for free agency and signed a contract with Vancouver on July 1, 2010.
  • February 3, 2011 -- Ville Leino scored twice in the third period, including the GWG with 3:14 to play, in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Leino (2-0-2), Jeff Carter (1-2-3) and Claude Giroux (0-2-2) combined for seven points. Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves as did opposing netminder Anders Lindback. Midway through regulation, Nashville appeared to take a 2-1 lead when Marcel Goc scored but referee Dennis LaRue negated the goal ruling that Patric Hornqvist interfered with Bobrovsky. Prior to the game, the Flyers presented Bobby Clarke the original retired number banner that hung from the rafters at the Spectrum (third in a series of four). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wE2AMU1lJM

  • January 14, 2012 -- Pekka Rinne made 36 saves in Nashville's 4-2 home win. Martin Erat, Sergei Kostitsyn and Mike Fisher each had a goal and an assist and Nick Spaling scored the GWG that made it 3-1 in the third period. It was the first time the Flyers didn't earn at least one point in a game at Nashville (2-1-2-2). The Flyers held a 38-25 shots advantage. Ryan Ellis' hipcheck on Wayne Simmonds -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km9I73WKhiY .
  • February 2, 2012 -- at Philadelphia 7:00 p.m. ET

FLYERS' SCHEDULE AND RESULTS: ( http://flyers.nhl.com/club/schedule....012&gameType=2 )
DATEGAME TIME (ET)TELEVISION
Tue Jan 17, 2012 Wild at Flyers 7:00 PM FS-N (HD), CSN-PH
Thu Jan 19, 2012 Islanders at Flyers 7:00 PM MSG PLUS 2, CSN-PH
Sat Jan 21, 2012 Flyers at Devils 1:00 PM CSN-PH, MSG PLUS
Sun Jan 22, 2012 Bruins at Flyers 3:00 PM NBC, or NESN (HD), CSN-PH
Tue Jan 24, 2012Flyers at Panthers 7:30 PM CSN-PH, FS-F
Tue Jan 31, 2012Jets at Flyers 7:00 PM TSN-JETS, CSN-PH
Thu Feb 2, 2012 Predators at Flyers 7:00 PM FS-TN, CSN-PH
Sat Feb 4, 2012 Devils at Flyers 1:00 PM MSG PLUS, CSN-PH
Sun Feb 5, 2012 Flyers at Rangers 1:00 PM CSN-PH, MSG
Tue Feb 7, 2012 Islanders at Flyers 7:00 PM MSG PLUS, CSN-PH
Thu Feb 9, 2012Maple Leafs at Flyers 7:00 PM TSN, NHLN-US (HD), CSN-PH

GDT MUSIC: "Saturday Night Special" by Lynyrd Skynyrd


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