Flyers at Hurricanes: Game Day Preview

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes is denied by goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers on November 1 2010 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Flyers defeat the Hurricanes 3-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers, (9-4-2) are in town to do battle with the Carolina Hurricanes, (8-7) tonight at the RBC.  The two teams just met last week Monday in Philadelphia and the Flyers skated to a 3-2 win as Justin Peters picked up his second loss of the season for Carolina. 

Cam Ward will get the start for the Canes tonight.

The Hurricanes have won two games in a row and three of their last four.  The Flyers lost to the Washington Capitals in overtime in their last contest on Sunday.  They had won six games in a row prior to that loss. 

Surprise rookie sensation Sergei Bobrovsky will be in net for the Flyers.  That should make for a good matchup between the pipes.


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Cam Ward 13 785 8 5 36 2.75 450 414 .920 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Sergei Bobrovsky 11 657 8 2 24 2.19 325 301 .926 0


The Hurricanes found their scoring touch in recent games and have scored 17 goals in their last three games on RBC ice.  The home team is led in scoring by their own rookie sensation, Jeff Skinner and team captain, Eric Staal.

 


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2010 - Jeff Skinner 15 6 9 15 0 2 1 0 0 41


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2010 - Eric Staal 15 6 9 15 -2 14 1 1 2 61



The lines should be as follows:

  • Staal, Samsonov, LaRose
  • Sutter, Tlusty, Dwyer
  • Ruutu, Cole, Skinner
  • Matsumoto, Kostopoulos, Jokinen
  • Gleason, Corvo
  • Pitkanen, Babchuk
  • Harrison, McBain

Sergei Samsonov currently has the team's longest scoring streak with points in four straight games.  Erik Cole and Tuomo Ruutu have each registered points in three straight. 

Cam Ward will be making his fifth consecutive start in a row.

 

The Flyers are led in scoring by the versatile Claude Giroux and team captain, Mike Richards.


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2010 - Claude Giroux 15 7 7 14 2 8 3 3 3 31


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2010 - Mike Richards 15 3 10 13 -2 17 1 0 0 35

 

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The Canes have not had the best of luck against the Flyers in the recent past.  They lost all four games to Philadelphia last season and the Flyboys have a 13-0-3 record against Carolina in their last 16 meetings.  

Hockeymom's game guide can be found on the following link.  Feel free to print it out for use at the game.

Canes Country's Game Guide: Hurricanes vs Flyers

This game will be broadcast in HD by FS Carolinas starting at 7.  We'll have our open thread cranked up ready to go at 6:30. 

 

Finally, happy Veteran's Day to all of our vets and their families who might be visiting the site.  We thank you for your service!

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