Philadelphia's Possible Lines:
Scott Hartnell, Danny Briere, Mike Knuble
R.J. Umberger, Mike "Cannon" Richards, Joffrey Lupul
Scottie Upshall, Jeff Carter, Denis Tolpeko
Ben Eager, Jim Dowd, Sami Kapanen
F Riley Cote is also available
Braydon Coburn-Jason Smith
Lasse Kukkonen -Randy Jones
Derian Hatcher-Alexandre Picard
Rory Fitzpatrick is also available
Possible Goalie Matchup:
Martin Biron vs. John Grahame
Carolina's Possible Lines:
Chad LaRose, Rod Brind'Amour, Justin Williams
Cory Stillman, Eric Staal, Scott Walker
Ray Whitney, Matt Cullen, Erik Cole
Craig Adams, Trevor Letowski, Jeff Hamilton
Glen Wesley, Frantisek Kaberle
Tim Gleason, Bret Hedican
Dennis Seidenberg, Niclas Wallin
David Tanabe (also available)
D Kimmo Timonen (lower body injury) is out (announced Saturday afternoon) tonight and is listed as day-to-day.
C Jim Dowd was a healthy scratch the last two games
F Jesse Boulerice has seven games (unofficial) left on his 25-game suspension
Mike Commodore suffered a broken left ring finger November 23 and has missed the last 10 games
Series History -- Philadelphia Flyers vs. Carolina Hurricanes:
The Flyers are 3-0-0 this season
The Flyers are 23-7-7-2 (the second 7 = ties) since Hartford moved to Carolina and were 35-17-7-0 against the Whalers
The Flyers are 12-4-3 at home vs. Carolina
The Flyers have won the last four games
The Flyers have points in the last six games and in 17 of the last 19
The Flyers have lost in regulation just three times in the last 26 meetings
The Flyers are 9-2-2 in the last 13
The Flyers are 6-2 in overtime games
The Flyers lone hat trick against Carolina (not counting Hartford) is Danny Briere's from November 21, 2007.
Reggie Leach and Darryl Sittler are the only Flyers to register hat tricks against the Whalers
The Hurricanes shut out the Flyers in consecutive games (different seasons) in 2000
The Hurricanes have beaten the Flyers by more than two goals just once since they moved from Hartford (March 2002). The largest Hartford win was by four goals November 27, 1991 in Philadelphia
The Whalers beat the Flyers 9-7 February 25, 1984. Hartford led 5-4 after the first period and out-shot the Flyers 24-17 in that period.
The Battle of the Cooperalls:
This Date in Flyers' History:
1996 -- The Flyers traded Paul Coffey (and a pick) to Hartford for Kevin Haller and two picks
1996 -- Ron Hextall turned aside all 28 Bruins' shots in a 6-0 victory. It was the Flyers first ever shut-out against Boston in a regular season game. Bernie Parent shut-out the Bruins in the 1974 Cup clincher.
Sunday, December 16 at New Jersey 5;00 PM-ET CSN
Tuesday, December 18 vs. Phoenix 7:00 PM-ET CSN
Friday, December 21 at Buffalo 7:30 PM-ET CN8
Saturday, December 22 vs. Buffalo 7:00 PM-ET CSN
Thursday, December 27 vs. Toronto 7:00 PM-ET CSN
Saturday, December 29 at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM-ET CSN
Sunday, December 30 at Florida 5:00 PM-ET CSN
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 12-15-2007 at 06:02 PM.
If Hatcher is in (as reports seem to indicate) and Picard was called up then that leaves eight D-men when you include Rory. There is the outside chance of dressing seven D-men like Carolina did last night.
Is Kukkonen 100% out tonight? Because that means I don't wear his jersey tonight.
Cote doesn't need to play because Carolina doesn't have anyone who will fight him.
Nothing definitive but all signs point to a Hatcher return and the assumption is Picard was recalled to play. If that is the case, that means a 7th D-man would have to dress if Kukkonen was to play or someone (Jones?) else would have to sit.
This is the closest to a specific answer I have seen: