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Game #33|Sun., Dec. 15, 2013|Flyers at Capitals|3:00 p.m. ET

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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (14-15-3, 6-8-3 away) vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (17-12-3, 11-7-0 home )



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BROADCAST INFORMATION

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GAME PREVIEW, NOTES and STATISTICS

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TEAMS' WEBSITES

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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
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FLYERS' ROSTER
Forwards
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
14 Sean Couturier 6' 3" 197 Dec 7, 1992 21 Phoenix, AZ, USA
9 Steve Downie 5' 11" 191 Apr 3, 1987 26 Newmarket, ON, CAN
28 Claude Giroux "C" 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 25 Hearst, ON, CAN
18 Adam Hall 6' 2" 212 Aug 14, 1980 33 Kalamazoo, MI, USA
19 Scott Hartnell "A" 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 31 Regina, SK, CAN
40 Vincent Lecavalier 6' 4" 215 Apr 21, 1980 33 Ile Bizard, QC, CAN
12 Michael Raffl6' 0" 192 Dec 1, 1988 25 Villach, AUT
24 Matt Read 5' 10" 185 Jun 14, 1986 27 Ilderton, ON, CAN
36 Zac Rinaldo 5' 11" 169 Jun 15, 1990 23 Missisauga, ON, CAN
37 Jay Rosehill 6' 3" 215 Jul 16, 1985 28 Olds, AB, CAN
10 Brayden Schenn 6' 1" 190 Aug 22, 1991 22 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
17 Wayne Simmonds 6' 2" 183 Aug 26, 1988 25 Scarborough, ON, CAN
76 Chris VandeVelde 6' 2" 190 Mar 15, 1987 26 Moorhead, MN, USA
93 Jakub Voracek 6' 2" 214 Aug 15, 1989 24 Kladno, CZE

Defensemen
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 28 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
75 Hal Gill 6' 7" 243 Apr 6, 1975 38 Concord, MA, USA
8 Nicklas Grossmann 6' 4" 230 Jan 22, 1985 28 Stockholm, SWE
26 Erik Gustafsson 5' 10" 180 Dec 15, 1988 25 Kvissleby, SWE
41 Andrej Meszaros 6' 2" 223 Oct 13, 1985 28 Považská Bystrica, SVK
20 Chris Pronger 6' 6" 220 Oct 10, 1974 39 Dryden, ON, CAN
22 Luke Schenn 6' 2" 229 Nov 2, 1989 24 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
32 Mark Streit 5' 11" 191 Dec 11, 1977 36 Bern, CHE
44 Kimmo Timonen "A" 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 38 Kuopio, FIN

Goalies
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
29 Ray Emery 6' 2" 196 Sep 28, 1982 31 Hamilton, ON, CAN
35 Steve Mason 6' 4" 217 May 29, 1988 25 Oakville, ON, CAN

FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP
Lines
Left WingCenterRight Wing
12 - Michael Raffl 28 - Claude Giroux (C) 93 -Jakub Voracek
19 - Scott Hartnell (A) 10 - Brayden Schenn 17 - Wayne Simmonds
24 - Matt Read 14 - Sean Couturier9 - Steve Downie
76 - Chris VandeVelde 18 - Adam Hall 36 - Zac Rinaldo

Pairings
Name Name
44 - Kimmo Timonen (A) 5 - Braydon Coburn
8 - Nick Grossmann 32 - Mark Streit
26 - Erik Gustafsson 22 - Luke Schenn

Goalies
Name Name
29 - Ray Emery 35 - Steve Mason (confirmed starter)

FLYERS' INJURIES and SCRATCHES
Player Status Description
Hal Gill available could be scratched
Vincent Lecavalier IR; out 3-to-4 weeks from Dec. 8 non-displaced fracture in back
Andrej Meszaros available could be scratched
Chris Pronger placed on LTIR (Sep. 30) post-concussion syndrome
Jay Rosehill available could be scratched

FLYERS' POWER PLAY UNITS
No. 1: Scott Hartnell |Claude Giroux |Wayne Simmonds |Kimmo Timonen | Jakub Voracek
No. 2: Steve Downie| Sean Couturier| Brayden Schenn | Mark Streit |Matt Read

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WASHINGTON CAPITALS
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CAPITALS' POSSIBLE LINEUP
Lines
Left WingCenterRight Wing
90-Marcus Johansson 19-Nicklas Backstrom 8-Alex Ovechkin
16-Eric Fehr 83-Jay Beagle 20-Troy Brouwer
25-Jason Chimera 10-Martin Erat 42-Joel Ward
24-Aaron Volpatti46-Michael Latta 43-Tom Wilson

Pairings
Name Name
27-Karl Alzner 74-John Carlson
81-Dmitri Orlov 52-Mike Green
4-John Erskine 61-Steven Oleksy

Goalies
Name Name
70-Braden Holtby 31-Philipp Grubauer (expected starter)

CAPITALS' INJURIES and SCRATCHES
Player Status Description
John Erskine activated to play todayupper body
Mikhail Grabovski will not play ill/flu
Jack Hillen injured reserveright tibia surgery
Brooks Laich LTIR groin
Michal Neuvirth injured reserve; AHL conditioning assignment lower body
Nate Schmidt not available demoted to AHL Dec. 15
Alexander Urbom available will be scratched

CAPITALS' POWER PLAY UNITS
No. 1: Marcus Johansson| Nicklas Backstrom | Troy Brouwer |Alex Ovechkin | John Carlson
No. 2: Martin Erat | Mikhail Grabovski | Joel Ward |Dmitri Orlov |Mike Green

CAPITALS' ROSTER
Forwards
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
19 Nicklas Backstrom "A" 6' 1" 208 Nov 23, 1987 25 Gävle, SWE
83 Jay Beagle 6' 3" 215 Oct 16, 1985 28 Calgary, AB, CAN
20 Troy Brouwer 6' 3" 213 Aug 17, 1985 28 Vancouver, BC, CAN
25 Jason Chimera 6' 3" 213 May 2, 1979 34 Edmonton, AB, CAN
10 Martin Erat 6' 0" 196 Aug 29, 1981 32 Trebic, CZE
16 Eric Fehr 6' 4" 212 Sep 7, 1985 28 Winkler, MB, CAN
84 Mikhail Grabovski 5' 11" 183 Jan 31, 1984 29 Potsdam, DEU
90 Marcus Johansson 6' 1" 205 Oct 6, 1990 23 Landskrona, SWE
21 Brooks Laich "A" 6' 2" 210 Jun 23, 1983 30 Wawota, SK, CAN
46 Michael Latta 6' 0" 209 May 25, 1991 22 Kitchener, ON, CAN
8 Alex Ovechkin "C" 6' 3" 230 Sep 17, 1985 28 Moscow, RUS
24 Aaron Volpatti 6' 0" 215 May 30, 1985 28 Revelstoke, BC, CAN
42 Joel Ward 6' 1" 226 Dec 2, 1980 32 North York, ON, CAN
43 Tom Wilson 6' 4" 210 Mar 29, 1994 19 Toronto, ON, CAN

Defensemen
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
27 Karl Alzner 6' 2" 217 Sep 24, 1988 25 Burnaby, BC, CAN
74 John Carlson 6' 3" 212 Jan 10, 1990 23 Natick, MA, USA
4 John Erskine 6' 4" 220 Jun 26, 1980 33 Kingston, ON, CAN
52 Mike Green "A" 6' 1" 207 Oct 12, 1985 28 Calgary, AB, CAN
38 Jack Hillen 5' 10" 190 Jan 24, 1986 27 Minnetonka, MN, USA
61 Steve Oleksy 6' 0" 190 Feb 4, 1986 27 Chesterfield, MI, USA
81 Dmitry Orlov 6' 0" 210 July 23, 1991 22 Novokuznetsk, RUS
88 Nate Schmidt 6' 0" 194 Jul 16, 1991 22 St. Cloud, MN, USA
34 Alexander Urbom 6' 4" 215 Dec 20, 1990 22 Stockholm, SWE

Goalies
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
31 Philipp Grubauer 6' 1" 184 Nov 25, 1991 22 Rosenheim, DEU
70 Braden Holtby 6' 2" 203 Sep 16, 1989 24 Lloydminster, SK, CAN
30 Michal Neuvirth 6' 1" 209 Mar 23, 1988 25 Ústí nad Labem, CZE

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FLYERS vs. CAPITALS SERIES HISTORY

Regular Season Record
Opponent W-L-T-OTL Home Away
Washington Capitals102-68-19-6 61-31-6-241-37-13-4

Playoffs Record
Opponent Series W-L Home Away
Washington Capitals2-2 11-126-4 5-8

Regular Season Streaks (unless noted)
Opponent W-L-OTL Home Away
Washington Capitals 5-2-0 in the last 74-2-1 in the last 73-1-0 in the last 4

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FLYERS vs. CAPITALS 2013-14 SCHEDULE
http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebyseason.htm?team=PHI
DateGame Time Television (could change)
Fri Nov 1, 2013Washington 7 at Philadelphia 07:00 PM ETNHLN-US, CSN-DC+, CSN-PH
Sun Dec 15, 2013Philadelphia at Washington 3:00 PM ETCSN-PH, CSN-DC
Tue Dec 17, 2013Washington at Philadelphia7:30 PM ETTSN, NBCSN, CSN-DC, CSN-PH
Sun Mar 2, 2014Philadelphia at Washington 12:30 PM ETNBC, NBCSN
Wed Mar 5, 2014Washington at Philadelphia 8:00 PM ETTSN2, NBCSN

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FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Date Visiting Team Home Team Time Television
Tue Dec 17, 2013WashingtonPhiladelphia7:30 PM ETTSN, NBCSN, CSN-DC, CSN-PH
Thu Dec 19, 2013Columbus Philadelphia 7:00 PM ETFS-O, CSN-PH
Sat Dec 21, 2013Philadelphia Columbus 7:00 PM ETCSN-PH, FS-O
Mon Dec 23, 2013Minnesota Philadelphia 7:30 PM ETTSN2, NBCSN, CSN-PH
Sat Dec 28, 2013Philadelphia Edmonton 10:00 PM ETCBC, TCN-PH
Mon Dec 30, 2013Philadelphia Vancouver 10:00 PM ETCSN-PH, SNET-P
Tue Dec 31, 2013Philadelphia Calgary 9:00 PM ETCSN-PH, SNET-W
Thu Jan 2, 2014Philadelphia Colorado 9:00 PM ETCSN-PH, ALT

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THIS DATE IN FLYERS' HISTORY: December 15, 1983
The Flyers set a team-record (since tied twice) with three SHGs (Mark Howe, Miroslav Dvorak and Ilkka Sinisalo) and out-scored Washington 6-0 in the second period of a 9-4 home win. The Flyers led 5-2 with under 5 minutes left in the second then exploded for four goals in a span of 1:59. The Flyers scored two SHGs in 41 seconds in which Dvorak, Sinisalo and Darryl Sittler, who had a game-high four assists, each had two points.

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MEDIA COVERAGE
Name Link
Bucks County Courier Times
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/sports/flyers/
Bucks County Courier Times: Wayne Fish's Twitter
https://twitter.com/waynefish1
Comcast Sports Philadelphia
http://www.csnphilly.com/pages/flyers
Comcast Sports Philadelphia: Sarah Baicker's Twitter
https://twitter.com/sbaickerCSN
Comcast Sports Philadelphia: John Boruk's Twitter
https://twitter.com/JohnBorukCSN
Comcast Sports Philadelphia: Tim Panaccio's Twitter
https://twitter.com/tpanotchCSN
Courier-Post of South Jersey
http://www.courierpostonline.com/section/sports04
Courier-Post of South Jersey: Dave Isaac's Blog
http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/flyers
Courier-Post of South Jersey: Dave Isaac's Twitter
https://twitter.com/davegisaac
Delaware County Times
http://www.delcotimes.com/flyers
Delaware County Times: Rob Parent's Twitter
http://twitter.com/reluctantSE
Flyers Inside Reporter: Anthony SanFilippo's Blog
http://flyers.nhl.com/club/blog.htm?id=804
Flyers Inside Reporter: Anthony SanFilippo's Twitter
https://twitter.com/InsideTheFlyers
HockeyBuzz.com
http://www.hockeybuzz.com/team/Philadelphia-Flyers
HockeyBuzz.com: Bill Meltzer's Twitter
http://twitter.com/billmeltzer
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 Inquirer
http://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
Sports Radio 94 WIP
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/cat...sports/flyers/
Sports Radio 97.5 The Fanatic
http://www.975thefanatic.com/teams/flyers/home.aspx
Comcast Sports Washington
http://www.csnwashington.com/capitals
Comcast Sports Washington: Chuck Gormley's Twitter
http://twitter.com/ChuckGormleyCSN
Monumental Network: John Walton's Twitter
https://twitter.com/WaltonCaps
Washington Capitals' Website: Mike Vogel's Twitter
https://twitter.com/vogscaps
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...als/index.html
Washington Post (blog)
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalsinsider/
Washington Post: Katie Carrera's Twitter
http://twitter.com/kcarrera
Washington Post and ESPN: Neil Greenberg's Twitter
http://twitter.com/ngreenberg
Washington Times
http://www.washingtontimes.com/sports/hockey/
Washington Times: Brian McNally's Twitter
https://twitter.com/bmcnally14

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GAME DAY THREAD MUSIC
"Peace Sells But Who's Buying" by Megadeth

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