By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor
After an impressive opening night win in Vegas, the Flyers are back to take on the Colorado Avalanche in the second game of the season.
Both teams opened the season with wins on Thursday after having similar paths to the playoffs a season ago. It also closes out a two-game stretch in the West to open the season for the Flyers on the road.
Game time is set for 9 p.m.
Team Leaders (2017-18)
If not for Brian Elliott, the Flyers may not have survived the first-period onslaught that Vegas threw at them. Elliott was excellent in his first game of the season and gets another start on Saturday.
The Avalanche got a strong performance in goal from Semyon Varlamov and have chosen to keep the lineup the same for Saturday's game. Varlamov has a 3-2-1 and a 3.00 GAA in seven career starts against the Flyers.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Michal Neuvirth, Corban Knight, Alex Lyon
Scratches: Jordan Weal, Dale Weise, Radko Gudas
The Flyers will swap out defensemen as Christian Folin makes his Flyers debut and Radko Gudas sits as a healthy scratch. Anthony Stolarz cleared waivers and was sent back to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, meaning Calvin Pickard will serve as backup.
Avalanche Projected Lineup
Injuries: Sven Andrighetto, Patrik Nemeth
Scratches: Conor Timmins
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