Flyers-Bruins: Preseason Game 3 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

It’s back home for the Flyers as they continue a busy first week of the preseason with a meeting against the Boston Bruins.

The Flyers suffered two losses in the first two games of the preseason, both to the Islanders, including an overtime loss on Tuesday.

The two teams hit the ice for game action at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers will go with their most veteran lineup so far this preseason. Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier make their preseason debut, while James van Riemsdyk and Jake Voracek are back in the lineup. 

Joel Farabee returns to the lineup and joins the top duo. Morgan Frost also makes his preseason debut after missing a couple of days with injury and will be on a line with van Riemsdyk and Voracek.

Defensively, the projected top 4 defensemen are all in the lineup. It will mark the preseason debut for Matt Niskanen and Ivan Provorov while Shayne Gostisbehere and Justin Braun are both in the lineup. 

Brian Elliott will also start in goal once again. This time, Elliott will start and play the first two periods. Alex Lyon will play the third. 

Here are the Flyers lines for the game:



28 Claude Giroux

14 Sean Couturier

49 Joel Farabee

25 James van Riemsdyk

48 Morgan Frost

93 Jake Voracek

10 Andy Andreoff

50 German Rubtsov

62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel

81 Carsen Twarynski

82 Connor Bunnaman

51 Kyle Criscuolo



9 Ivan Provorov

15 Matt Niskanen


53 Shayne Gostisbehere

61 Justin Braun


26 Tyler Wotherspoon

5 Phil Myers




37 Brian Elliott

34 Alex Lyon


The Bruins will also carry a number of veterans in their lineup. Forwards Charlie Coyle, Danton Heinen, Sean Kuraly, David Backes and Jake DeBrusk will all play. Goalie Jaroslav Halak will get the start.

Here is the Bruins lineup for Thursday’s game:



10 Anders Bjork

13 Charlie Coyle

43 Danton Heinen

81 Anton Blidh

52 Sean Kuraly

42 David Backes

74 Jake DeBrusk

68 Jack Studnicka

83 Karson Kuhlman

22 Peter Cehlarik

50 Brendan Gaunce

57 Robert Lantosi



79 Jeremy Lauzon

75 Connor Clifton


58 Urho Vaakanainen

6 Alex Petrovic


59 Cooper Zech

56 Josiah Didier




41 Jaroslav Halak 

35 Maxime Lagace


This is just the second game of the preseason for the Bruins. They opened on Monday night with a 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Where to Watch

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic/97.3 ESPN

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