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Game #22| Feb. 27, 2013|Capitals at Flyers |7:30 p.m. ET

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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (9-11-1, 5-3-1 home) vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (7-10-1, 2-5-1 away )



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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 WeightDate of Birth Age Place of Birth
48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 35 Gatineau, QC, CAN
14 Sean Couturier 6' 3" 197 Dec 7, 1992 20 Phoenix, AZ, USA
26 Ruslan Fedotenko 6' 1" 200 Jan 18, 1979 34 Kiev, UKR
12 Simon Gagne 6' 1" 195 Feb. 29, 1980 32 Ste. Foy, QC, CAN
28 Claude Giroux 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 25 Hearst, ON, CAN
19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 30 Regina, SK, CAN
9 Mike Knuble 6' 3" 229 Jul 4, 1972 40 Toronto, ON, CAN
15 Tye McGinn 6' 2" 195 Jul 29, 1990 22 Fergus, ON, CAN
24 Matt Read 5' 10" 185 Jun 14, 1986 26 Ilderton, ON, CAN
36 Zac Rinaldo 5' 11" 169 Jun 15, 1990 22 Missisauga, ON, CAN
10 Brayden Schenn 6' 1" 190 Aug 22, 1991 21 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
32 Tom Sestito 6' 5" 228 Sep 28, 1987 25 Rome, NY, USA
45 Jody Shelley 6' 3" 230 Feb 7, 1976 36 Thompson, MB, CAN
17 Wayne Simmonds 6' 2" 183 Aug 26, 1988 24 Scarborough, ON, CAN
25 Maxime Talbot 5' 11" 190 Feb 11, 1984 28 Lemoyne, QC, CAN
93 Jakub Voracek 6' 2" 214 Aug 15, 1989 23 Kladno, CZE
37 Harry Zolnierczyk 5' 11"180Sep 1, 198725Toronto, ON, CAN

Defensemen
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 27 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
3 Kurtis Foster 6' 5" 225 Nov 24, 1981 31 Carp, ON, CAN
27 Bruno Gervais 6' 1" 200 Oct 3, 1984 28 Longueuil, QC, CAN
8 Nicklas Grossmann 6' 4" 230 Jan 22, 1985 27 Stockholm, SWE
29Erik Gustafsson5' 10" 180Dec 15, 198824 Kvissleby, SWE
41 Andrej Meszaros 6' 2" 223 Oct 13, 1985 27 Považská Bystrica, SVK
20 Chris Pronger 6' 6" 220 Oct 10, 1974 38 Dryden, ON, CAN
22 Luke Schenn 6' 2" 229 Nov 2, 1989 23 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
44 Kimmo Timonen 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 37 Kuopio, FIN

Goalies
No. Player Height WeightDate of Birth AgePlace of Birth
33 Brian Boucher 6' 2"200Jan 2, 1977 36 Woonsocket, RI, USA
30 Ilya Bryzgalov 6' 3" 213 Jun 22, 1980 32 Togliatti, RUS
49 Michael Leighton 6' 3" 186 May 19, 1981 31 Petrolia, ON, CAN

FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP
Lines
Left WingCenterRight Wing
19 - Scott Hartnell 28 - Claude Giroux 93 - Jakub Voracek
48 - Danny Briere 10 - Brayden Schenn 17 - Wayne Simmonds
12 - Simon Gagne 14 - Sean Couturier 25 - Max Talbot
37 - Harry Zolnierczyk 26 - Ruslan Fedotenko 36 - Zac Rinaldo

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44 - Kimmo Timonen 22 - Luke Schenn
5 - Braydon Coburn 8 - Nick Grossmann
29 - Erik Gustafsson 27 - Bruno Gervais

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30 - Ilya Bryzgalov (expected starter) 33 - Brian Boucher

FLYERS' INJURIES and SCRATCHES
Player Status Description
Marc-Andre BourdonIR (Jan. 13); is skating but is out indefinitelyconcussion, late Nov. w/Phantoms
Kurtis Foster available healthy
Mike Knuble available healthy
Michael Leighton IR (Feb. 10); is eligible to return upper body, reported as a fractured finger
Tye McGinn IR (Feb. 26); out 2+ weeks from Feb. 26 broken orbital bone
Andrej MeszarosIR/LTIR (Jan. 25/Feb. 23); could return in 1-to-2 weekssprained left shoulder
Chris ProngerIR (Jan. 13); not expected to play this seasonpost-concussion syndrome
Matt Read out for 6 weeks from Feb. 21 torn rib cage muscles
Tom Sestito out indefinitelycharley horse, suffered while w/Phantoms (Feb. 22)
Jody Shelley IR/LTIR (Feb. 12/Feb. 26); out indefinitely hip; had surgery Feb. 27

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CAPITALS' POSSIBLE LINEUP
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Left WingCenterRight Wing
Jason Chimera Mike Ribeiro Alex Ovechkin
Eric Fehr Nicklas Backstrom Troy Brouwer
Wojtek Wolski Mathieu Perreault Joel Ward
Matt Hendricks Jay Beagle Joey Crabb

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Karl Alzner Mike Green
John Erskine John Carlson
Tom Poiti Tomas Kundratek

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Braden Holtby (expected starter) Philipp Grubauer

CAPITALS' INJURIES and SCRATCHES
Player Status Description
Roman Hamrlik healthy could be scratched
Jack Hilleninjured reserve (Jan. 20)upper body
Marcus JohanssonIR (Feb. 7) upper body
Brooks Laichinjured reserve (Jan. 13) strained groin
Michal Neuvirth not expected to dress; Philipp Grubauer recalled illness
Dmitry Orlovinjured reserve (Jan. 20) upper body
Jeff Schultz healthy could be scratched
Casey Wellmanhealthy could be scratched

CAPITALS' ROSTER
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No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
19Nicklas Backstrom"A" 6' 1"213Nov 23, 198725Gavle, SWE
83Jay Beagle 6' 3"215Oct 16, 198527Calgary, AB, CAN
20Troy Brouwer 6' 3"213Aug 17, 198527Vancouver, BC, CAN
25Jason Chimera 6' 3"213May 2, 197933Edmonton, AB, CAN
15Joey Crabb 6' 1"190Apr 3, 198329Anchorage, AK, USA
16Eric Fehr 6' 4"212Sep 7, 198527Winkler, MB, CAN
26Matt Hendricks 6' 0"211Jun 17, 198131Blaine, MN, USA
90Marcus Johansson 6' 1"205Oct 6, 199022Landskrona, SWE
21Brooks Laich"A" 6' 2"210Jun 23, 198329Wawota, SK, CAN
8Alex Ovechkin"C" 6' 3"230Sep 17, 198527Moscow, RUS
85Mathieu Perreault 5' 10"185Jan 5, 198825Drummondville, QC, CAN
9Mike Ribeiro 6' 0"177Feb 10, 198032Montreal, QC, CAN
42Joel Ward 6' 1"226Dec 2, 198032North York, ON, CAN
48Casey Wellman6' 0"186Oct 18, 198725Brentwood, CA
17Wojtek Wolski 6' 3"215Feb 24, 198626Zabrze, POL

Defensemen
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
27Karl Alzner 6' 3"213Sep 24, 198824Burnaby, BC, CAN
74John Carlson 6' 3"212Jan 10, 199023Natick, MA, USA
4John Erskine 6' 4"220Jun 26, 198032Kingston, ON, CAN
52Mike Green"A" 6' 1"207Oct 12, 198527Calgary, AB, CAN
44Roman Hamrlik 6' 2"206Apr 12, 197438Zlin, CZE
38Jack Hillen 5' 10"190Jan 24, 198627Minnetonka, MN, USA
36Tomas Kundratek 6' 2"201Dec 26, 198923Prerov, CZE
81Dmitry Orlov 6' 0"210Jul 23, 199121Novokuznetsk, RUS
3Tom Poti 6' 3"190Mar 22, 197735Worcester, MA, USA
55Jeff Schultz 6' 6"230Feb 25, 198626Calgary, AB, CAN

Goalies
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
31 Philipp Grubauer 6' 1"184Nov 25, 199121Rosenheim, DEU
70Braden Holtby 6' 2"203Sep 16, 198923Lloydminster, SK, CAN
30Michal Neuvirth 6' 1"209Mar 23, 198824Ústí nad Labem, CZE

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FLYERS vs. CAPITALS SERIES HISTORY
Regular Season Record
Opponent W-L-T-OTL Home Away
Washington Capitals101-67-19-6 60-30-6-241-37-13-4

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 4-1-0 in the last 53-1-1 in the last 53-1-0 in the last 4

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FLYERS vs. CAPITALS 2012-13 SCHEDULE
Schedule ( http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebysea...etwork=&venue= )
DateGame Time (ET) Television
Fri Feb 1, 2013Philadelphia 2 at Washington 3 7:00 PM ET RDS, CSN-PH, CSN-DC
Wed Feb 27, 2013Washington 1 at Philadelphia 4 7:30 PM ETTSN2,NBCSN
Sun Mar 31, 2013 Washington at Philadelphia 7:30 PM ETRDS,TSN,NBCSN

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FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Schedule ( http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebysea...etwork=&venue= )
DateGame Time (ET) Television (subject to change)
Sat Mar 2, 2013Ottawa at Philadelphia 12:00 PM ETNHLN-US,SNET-E,TVA,CSN-PH
Tue Mar 5, 2013Philadelphia at NY Rangers 7:30 PM ETTSN2,NBCSN,CSN-PH,MSG
Thu Mar 7, 2013Pittsburgh at Philadelphia 7:00 PM ETNHLN-US,ROOT,CSN-PH
Sat Mar 9, 2013Philadelphia at Boston1:00 PM ETNHLN-CA,NHLN-US,CSN-PH,NESN
Sun Mar 10, 2013Buffalo at Philadelphia7:30 PM ETTSN2,NBCSN
Wed Mar 13, 2013Philadelphia at New Jersey 7:30 PM ETTSN2,NBCSN
Fri Mar 15, 2013New Jersey at Philadelphia7:00 PM ETRDS,NHLN-US,MSG PLUS,CSN-PH
Mon Mar 18, 2013Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 7:30 PM ETRDS,TSN,NBCSN,CSN-PH
Sun Mar 24, 2013Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ETRDS,CSN-PH,ROOT

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THIS DATE IN FLYERS HISTORY
February 27, 1982: Flyers 9 at Calgary 8

Brad Marsh scored the GWG with 5:11 remaining in the Flyers' 9-8 win at Calgary. It was Marsh's first goal with his new team and came against the franchise which traded him three months earlier. Brian Propp (2-0-2) scored twice in the first 1:58 to give Philly a 2-0 lead but an eventual 3-0 advantage was equalled at the 16:20 mark. The score was 4-4 after one period. In the second period, each team scored three times and the game was deadlocked 7-7 through two periods.

Kent Nilsson (4-1-5) gave the Flames an 8-7 lead with his fourth goal but 18 seconds later Tom Gorence evened it yet again. Philly led by scores of 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-3, 6-5 and 9-8. The game had tied scores of 0-0, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7 and 8-8. Calgary led 5-4, 7-6 and 8-7. Tim Kerr (1-3-4), Ken Linseman (1-3-4) and Ray Allison (0-3-3) had 3+ points for the Flyers. In addition to Nilsson (5 points, 9 shots), Gary McAdam (2-0-2) and Paul Reinhart (1-2-3) spurred Calgary.

Of the 17 goals scored, 16 came at even-strength. There was a total of just seven minor infractions and five powerplays. Calgary outshot Philly 42-35. Pete Peeters made 34 saves for the Flyers while Pat Riggin made 26 saves for the Flames.

Three days after requesting a trade due to a recent string of healthy scratches under head coach Pat Quinn, Reggie Leach returned to the Flyers' lineup and played in the next 11 games through mid-March; however, after Quinn was fired, Leach was scratched for the first two games under new coach Bob McCammon and then waived March 24th.

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MEDIA COVERAGE
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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 (Lisa Hillary's Twitter)http://twitter.com/lhillarycsn
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (Tim Panaccio's Twitter) http://twitter.com/tpanotchCSN
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (Rick Tocchet's Twitter) http://twitter.com/realrocket22
Courier-Post of South Jersey http://www.courierpostonline.com/section/sports04
Courier-Post of South Jersey (Dave Isaac's Blog)http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/f...uthor/disaac1/
Courier-Post of South Jersey (Dave Isaac's Twitter) http://twitter.com/davegisaac
Courier-Post of South Jersey (Randy Miller's Twitter) http://twitter.com/RandyJMiller
Delaware County Times http://www.delcotimes.com/sports/
Delaware County Times (Rob Parent's Twitter) http://twitter.com/reluctantSE
GCobb.com (Josh Janet's Twitter) http://twitter.com/JoshJanet
HockeyBuzz.com http://www.hockeybuzz.com/team/Philadelphia-Flyers
Meltzer, Bill (Twitter) http://twitter.com/billmeltzer
Mingioni, Anthony (Twitter) http://twitter.com/AnthonyMingioni
Morganti, Al (Twitter) https://twitter.com/nufced
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
Philadelphia Sports Week http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sportsweek/
PhillyBurbs.com http://www.phillyburbs.com/sports/flyers/
PhillyBurbs.com (Wayne Fish's Twitter) http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=waynefish1
SanFilippo, Anthony (Blog) http://flyers.nhl.com/club/blog.htm?id=804
SanFilippo, Anthony (Twitter) http://twitter.com/AnthonySan37
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
Therien, Chris (Twitter) http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=ctherien6
NBC Sports http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/3032803/ns/sports-nhl
Comcast Sports Washington http://www.csnwashington.com/capitals
Comcast Sports Washington (Chuck Gormley's Twitter) http://twitter.com/ChuckGormleyCSN
Greenberg, Neil (Twitter) http://twitter.com/ngreenberg
Vogel, Mike (Twitter) http://dumpnchase.monumentalnetwork.com/
Washington Examiner http://washingtonexaminer.com/sports/capitals
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 Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/sports/hockey/
Washington Times (Steve Whyno's Twitter) http://twitter.com/swhyno

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Updates will be made after the Caps' game tonight and when info is provided.

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Appropriate header pic!

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Washington is playing some good hockey right now watching them. We better be ready or we will be behind quickly in this one.

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I cannot wait until Gagne scores a thousand goals tomorrow. This is the most excited I have been for a player debut on the Flyers in a long time. Last time I was this excited was Briere's debut.

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Appropriate header pic!

Edit: And music
The music video was one for the ages, very 80s.

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I'll be at this game, 7 rows up. I'm so excited to see Gags. A flyers win would be great too

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blah blah big game blah blah come out flying blah blah 60-minute effort blah kraken blaaaaaah

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I'll be at this one section 215.... last game I went to was against the caps and we lost... so... :/

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You said it Nature Boy.

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blah blah big game blah blah come out flying blah blah 60-minute effort blah kraken blaaaaaah
That about sums it up.

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A must win. Gagne with a goal!

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Has it even been confirmed that Gags will play tomorrow?

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Has it even been confirmed that Gags will play tomorrow?
Barring any travel issues, he should be in Philadelphia as he was scheduled to take the red-eye out of Los Angeles. He mentioned playing in the game.

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Cant wait to see the type of ovation Gagne gets tomorrow


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Cant wait to see the type of ovation Gagne gets tomorrow


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Time will tell if this occurs immediately...

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/blogpost.htm?id=14596

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Gagne will get plenty of playing time with the Flyers, who are a little bereft of forward depth with injuries to Matt Read (torn rib muscles) and Tye McGinn (fractured orbital bone).

Expect to see Gagne in a more prominent role too, probably on the left wing of the second line, and not in a reduced role on the fourth line.

Gagne will likely also see time on the power play and the penalty kill, two areas he has excelled in during his career.

The addition of Gagne will also allow the Flyers, if they choose, to move Danny Briere back to center, a position he is far more comfortable playing than left wing.

The question will be, will coach Peter Laviolette have Briere center Gagne and Simmonds or Brayden Schenn?

Whichever the case, the other will drop to a third line between Ruslan Fedotenko and Knuble as the fourth line of Max Talbot, Sean Couturier and Zac Rinaldo have played well together.

Gagne becomes the fourth player to return to the Flyers this season for another run in the orange and black after being with other teams last season or earlier this season.

He joins Fedotenko, Brian Boucher and Knuble in that group.

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Why move Schenn back to wing when he never really played well there and has been really good at center?

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Why move Schenn back to wing when he never really played well there and has been really good at center?
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The question will be, will coach Peter Laviolette have Briere center Gagne and Simmonds or Brayden Schenn?

Whichever the case, the other will drop to a third line between Ruslan Fedotenko and Knuble as the fourth line of Max Talbot, Sean Couturier and Zac Rinaldo have played well together.


I interpret that as: Gagne-Briere-Simmonds or Gagne-Schenn-Simmonds then Fedotenko-Briere/Schenn-Knuble.

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Hopefully, with Gagne's return, the energy in the building will get the boys off to a good start. They need to feed off it.

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Fedotenko Briere Knuble would be a train wreck of uselessness of biblical proportions

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I am a fan of Briere and think he is a great player. I think he is much better at center. The problem is the Flyers still have too many centers even after trading Richards and Carter. Giroux, Schenn, Briere, Couturier all really should be playing center.

I think it's time to face the facts and either trade one of the young ones them plus a player for a 1st pairing defenseman - or get rid of Briere's contract for a free agent winger or a struggling wing/defense prospect. (or whatever you can get for him really)

There's just not enough ice time for all 4 of these centers.

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I really do feel bad for Couturier. There is no one helping him offensively on that line.

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