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By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor
The Flyers opened the season out west and split the two games there. Now, they finally get to play in front of their home fans for a regular season game.
They get a pretty tough opponent to face in the home opener too.
The San Jose Sharks come to Philadelphia with tremendous defensive depth, a solid goalie and forwards who can contribute, but also a 1-2-0 record after a 4-0 loss to the Islanders on Monday afternoon.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Despite another strong start in Colorado, Brian Elliott was on the losing end of a 5-2 decision. He allowed four goals in the game, but made a number of stellar saves keeping the Flyers in the game until late in the third. Elliott will start again in the home opener on Tuesday.
Aaron Dell gets his first start of the season after Martin Jones started the first three games for the Sharks. The Sharks are fresh off a 4-0 loss on Monday afternoon to the Islanders and Dell has two wins in three starts against the Flyers in his career.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: James van Riemsdyk, Michal Neuvirth, Corban Knight, Alex Lyon
Scratches: Dale Weise, Christian Folin
With James van Riemsdyk out of the lineup with injury, Jordan Weal comes back in as the third-line left winger. Radko Gudas also re-enters the lineup in place of Christian Folin. The Flyers also stick with a line swap from Saturday's game with Jake Voracek on the top line and Travis Konecny on the second line.
Sharks Projected Lineup
Injuries: Joe Thornton
Scratches: Dylan Gambrell, Tim Heed, Radim Simek
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