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By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor
After nearly five months of careful planning to make a return, hockey is finally back. There is a game on Tuesday, and even though it is only an exhibition, it will be great to have a live game back.
For the Flyers, this is not necessarily their only tune-up. The Round Robin will allow for them to get even more experience and work out some of the rust and flaws in their game leading up to the first round. This is, however, the only exhibition game that holds no meaning other than to just get back into the rhythm of a game.
And what a game this could be. The Flyers get a rivalry matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, quite the way to make their return to the ice.
Game time is 4 p.m.
Team Leaders (Regular Season Stats)
Vigneault also announced goalies for the exhibition and the net will be split for the game. Carter Hart is the starter and is expected to play the first two periods before Brian Elliott takes over for the third. Obviously, for both goalies, this is their first game action in months, but it is especially important for Hart, who missed a couple of days of practice late last week for precautionary reasons.
The Penguins are in a similar situation to the Flyers, looking to get both goalies some time in the only tuneup they will have before a five-game qualifying round series. Mike Sullivan said Matt Murray will start and play the first half of the game. Tristan Jarry will come in after that and finish the game.
Flyers Projected Lineup Notes
Penguins Projected Lineup Notes
Game Notes (Regular Season Stats)
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