The Philadelphia Flyers (20-16-8) will look to get back on the winning track as they head to the Consol Energy Center for a battle with the Pittsburgh Penguins (21-17-7). This is the first of four meetings between the clubs this season. The Penguins are one point ahead of the Flyers in the Metropolitan Division. Game time is 7:00.
With 44 points, Evgeni Malkin leads the Penguins offense in both goals and assists. Tonight he will have the rare chance to play against the Flyers without having to deal with Couturier. Since the young Flyers center has entered the league, he has given Malkin fits. It will most likely be up to Pierre-Edouard Bellmare and his linemates to check the Malkin line.
Steve Mason will get the start between the pipes for Philadelphia. Mason took the loss in tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs. The Flyers goaltender has played well against Pittsburgh since coming to Philadelphia.
Marc-Andre Fleury is having another decent season. His win to loss ratio may be down from what has become his normal but the goals against and save percentage are still good. Fleury is more than capable of stealing games despite his recent struggles against the Flyers.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Scratches: Sean Couturier, Brandon Manning
Sean Couturier will miss tonight's game with a lower body injury. The defense will remain the same.
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