Game 77 Preview: Flyers head to Boston for Saturday rematch


Claude Giroux scores in the shootout in the Flyers 4-3 loss to the Bruins on Sunday, March 30. The Flyers and Bruins meet for the final time in the regular season on Saturday. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography)

The two teams taking the ice on Saturday afternoon turned in a classic just six days ago.

The Flyers head to Boston to face the Boston Bruins again. The puck hits the ice at TD Garden at 1 p.m.

The Flyers fell to the Bruins in a shootout on Sunday, 4-3, but frantically rallied to get a point in the standings with a Vincent Lecavalier goal with 24 seconds left in regulation.

The Orange and Black also controlled most of overtime, out-shooting the Bruins, 8-1. Tuukka Rask stopped 52 shots and four more in the shootout to preserve the win.

The Bruins got goals from Andrej Meszaros, Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron in the win, while Lecavalier tallied his 400th and 401st NHL goals in the loss. Kimmo Timonen scored the other Flyers goal.

Bergeron and Reilly Smith scored for Boston in the shootout with Claude Giroux getting the only goal for the Flyers.

Rask will once again start against the Flyers, but the Flyers will give the start to Ray Emery this time. Emery is 8-10-2 with a 2.81 GAA and .906 save percentage.

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (10th, 1st on road), Bruins (3rd, 10th at home)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (6th, 6th on road), Bruins (8th, 12th at home)
  • After falling to the Bruins, 6-1, on Jan. 25 at Wells Fargo Center, the Flyers managed to force overtime before losing to Boston in the shootout on March 30, 4-3.
  • Milestone Watch: Luke Schenn needs three points for 100 in his career.

Flyers scratches: Erik Gustafsson, Hal Gill, Jay Rosehill, Steve Downie 

Flyers Projected Lineup

Line 1: Scott Hartnell-Claude Giroux-Jake Voracek
Line 2: Tye McGinn-Brayden Schenn-Wayne Simmonds
Line 3: Michael Raffl-Sean Couturier-Matt Read
Line 4: Zac Rinaldo-Vincent Lecavalier-Adam Hall

D-Pair 1: Kimmo Timonen-Braydon Coburn
D-Pair 2: Nick Grossmann-Mark Streit
D-Pair 3: Andrew MacDonald-Luke Schenn

Goalie: Steve Mason

Where to Watch
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

Kevin Durso is the lead beat writer for Flyerdelphia. Follow him on twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.