By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor
Finally, the crazy travel is over and the Flyers can actually enjoy some time at home. Three of the next four games for the Flyers come on home ice.
It was a disappointing Western Canada trip for the Flyers, who posted an 0-2-1 record in three games, including back-to-back losses in Calgary and Edmonton earlier this week.
The Dallas Stars are the first opponent on the stretch of three of four games on home ice, and they come in having struggled so far this season with a 1-7-1 record, including five straight losses.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
Carter Hart's homecoming in Edmonton did not go anywhere near as planned. Hart allowed four goals on 14 shots and was pulled in the second period of the 6-3 loss. Back on home ice, Hart goes right back between the pipes against Dallas.
If the Stars are going to get on track, they need to see better across the board, and that includes goaltending. Ben Bishop will start for Dallas on Saturday after getting the night off in Pittsburgh on Friday. Bishop has allowed three goals of more in four of his last five starts.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick
Scratches: Sam Morin
With Connor Bunnaman being sent down to the Phantoms on Friday, it leaves 12 forwards on the roster. So Chris Stewart is back in the lineup on the fourth line. The defensive pairings were shuffled slightly, but the same six will play once again on Saturday.
Stars Projected Lineup
Injuries: Martin Hanzal, Blake Comeau, Roman Polak
Scratches: Rhett Gardner, Joel Hanley, Stephen Johns
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