Flyers-Islanders: Preseason Game 5 Preview


(Photo: Kate Frese)

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

For just the second time this preseason, the Flyers will be the home team. The game takes place in PPL Center, home to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, for the fourth annual preseason meeting in Allentown.

The Flyers will face a familiar opponent, the New York Islanders, for the fourth and final time this preseason.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

The Flyers will send a pretty sizable group of NHL veterans to Allentown. Jake Voracek, James van Riemsdyk, Travis Konecny, Nolan Patrick, Ivan Provorov and Shayne Gostisbehere will all play in Friday's game.
Additionally, a few members from last year's Phantoms team are also confirmed to be playing in the game. Mikhail Vorobyev, Oskar Lindblom and Phil Myers will all play as well.
Michal Neuvirth and Carter Hart were expected to split duties in goal, but Neuvirth left the ice early in the morning skate after speaking with trainers. Anthony Stolarz skated with the non-game group later in the morning, but left the ice early and will travel to Allentown to serve as backup in the event that Neuvirth is unable to play.
Scott Laughton, Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Christian Folin skated as extras during the morning skate.
The line combinations at the morning skate were as follows:
Left Wing Center Right Wing
25 James van Riemsdyk 19 Nolan Patrick 11 Travis Konecny
54 Oskar Lindblom 46 Mikhail Vorobyev 93 Jake Voracek
12 Michael Raffl 40 Jordan Weal 81 Carsen Twarynski
20 Taylor Leier 15 Jori Lehtera 22 Dale Weise
9 Ivan Provorov 53 Shayne Gostisbehere  
8 Robert Hagg 61 Philippe Myers  
3 Radko Gudas 59 Mark Friedman  
79 Carter Hart 41 Anthony Stolarz  
The Islanders will feature a solid mix of veterans and prospects in their lineup. Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Bailey and Nick Leddy headline the veteran group. Prospects Josh Ho-Sang, Michael Dal Colle and Sebastian Aho will also play in the game.
Robin Lehner and Christopher Gibson will be the goalies for Friday's game.
The Islanders lines for Friday's game are as follows:
Left Wing Center Right Wing
18 Anthony Beauvillier 13 Mathew Barzal 12 Josh Bailey
14 Tom Kuhnhackl 10 Jan Kovar 26 Josh Ho-Sang
21 Michael Dal Colle 51 Valtteri Filppula 47 Leo Komarov
32 Ross Johnston 56 Travis St. Denis 11 Tanner Fritz
3 Adam Pelech 6 Ryan Pulock  
8 Dennis Seidenberg 2 Nick Leddy  
28 Sebastian Aho 34 Seth Helgeson  
40 Robin Lehner 33 Christopher Gibson   

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia+

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

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