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Game #47 - Flyers at Capitals - Jan 27 2016 - 8:00 ET


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http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Bill-Meltzer/Flyers-Gameday-12716--WSH/45/74327

Key team stat comparisons (NHL overall ranking)

Non-shootout goals per game: Flyers 2.24 (28th), Capitals 3.33 (1st)
Non-shootout goals against per game: Flyers 2.61 (T-15th), Capitals 2.15 (1st)
5-on-5 Goals For/Against Ratio: Flyers 64/68, Capitals 97/66
Power play efficiency: Flyers 17.4% (T-22nd), Capitals 27.1% (1st)
Penalty killing efficiency: Flyers 77.7% (25th), Capitals 84.9% (4th)
Shots per game: Flyers 30.4 (11th), Capitals 30.7 (8th)
Shots against per game: Flyers 32.4 (29th), Capitals 28.9 (T-10th)
Faceoff percentage: Flyers 50.0% (T-15th), Capitals 50.2% (T-10th)

Projected lineups (subject to change, will be updated)

Flyers

93 Jakub Voracek - 28 Claude Giroux - 17 Wayne Simmonds
24 Matt Read - 12 Michael Raffl - 10 Brayden Schenn
76 Chris VandeVelde - 78 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - 25 Ryan White
20 R.J. Umberger - 21 Scott Laughton - 219 Jordan Weal 

15 Michael Del Zotto - 3 Radko Gudas
55 Nick Schultz - 32 Mark Streit
23 Brandon Manning - 53 Shayne Gostisbehere

30 Michal Neuvirth
[35 Steve Mason]

Scratches: Evgeny Medvedev (healthy), Sam Gagner (healthy), Sean Couturier (day-to-day, lower body).

Capitals

8 Alex Ovechkin - 19 Nicklas Backström - 77 T.J. Oshie
65 Andre Burakovsky - 92 Evgeny Kuznetsov - 14 Justin Williams
25 Jason Chimera - 90 Marcus Johansson - 43 Tom Wilson
21 Brooks Laich    - 10 Mike Richards - 46 Michael Latta

27 Karl Alzner - 2 Matt Niskanen
9 Dmitri Orlov - 88 Nate Schmidt
20 Ryan Stanton - 4 Taylor Chorne

70 Braden Holtby
[31 Philipp Grubauer]

Scratches: John Carlson (questionable, lower body), Stanislav Galiev (healthy), Brooks Orpik (IR, lower body), Jay Beagle (IR, upper body).

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Well, here we go again.  This is another game that will require a near-perfect performance on our part to win.  Dumb penalties, sloppy rebounds, and blown coverage will be grounds for summary execution.  Years back I expressed hope we'd land Trotz as coach.  His body of work is impressive. He has some amazing clay to mold.  Maybe we'll score in the first period--probably a decent predictor of how we'll do for the game.  

Best,

Howie

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15 minutes ago, brelic said:

93 Jakub Voracek - 28 Claude Giroux - 17 Wayne Simmonds
24 Matt Read - 12 Michael Raffl - 10 Brayden Schenn
89 Sam Gagner  - 78 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - 25 Ryan White
20 R.J. Umberger - 21 Scott Laughton - 219 Jordan Weal 

15 Michael Del Zotto - 3 Radko Gudas
82 Evgeny Medvedev - 32 Mark Streit
23 Brandon Manning - 53 Shayne Gostisbehere

30 Michal Neuvirth
[35 Steve Mason]

My lineup changes in bold.

Well for whatever reason it won't let me highlight Medvedev's name it let me do Gagner name but not his ah f**k it.

 

Man this update is downright aggravating as s**t!!!

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Just now, murraycraven said:

No Couts = No Win 

This one could get ugly...

Yes it could get ugly it's why i suggested inserting some more skill in Gagner and Medvedev. You could scratch RJ or Vandevelde and  Schultz who let's be honest is a liability around his own net and at least Medvedev can skate and move the puck, has a rocket from the point....Schultz has none of this. Sure Medvedev could get better around the net too but he brings waaaay more to the lineup than Nick.

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19 minutes ago, OccamsRazor said:

#LVPhantoms recall G Martin Ouellette and RW Pavel Padakin from Reading. Would be surprised if #Flyers don't call up a goalie @mcall

 

So maybe Stolarz will back up Neuvy tonight.

 LaBarbera was recalled this morning. Mason has an undisclosed LBI

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21 minutes ago, Samifan said:

 LaBarbera was recalled this morning. Mason has an undisclosed LBI

Which is interesting, because reports have Mason skating today.

As one guy pointed out on the Twitters - "uninjured" Mason didn't skate yesterday; "injured" Mason skating today.

Which is, of course, par for this particular course.

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3 minutes ago, radoran said:

Which is interesting, because reports have Mason skating today.

As one guy pointed out on the Twitters - "uninjured" Mason didn't skate yesterday; "injured" Mason skating today.

Which is, of course, par for this particular course.

Two words, Jim McCrossin!

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Just now, intheslot said:

This would be a game they can win .

 have to play no mistakes hockey .

score on the pp   fly guys win 4 to 2 .. 

Optimistic much? I say Caps go 10/10 on the PP and take it 19-2.

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Yep, top team in the league, Flyers roll to a 5-3 win with Umberger scoring a hattie in his 6 minutes of ice time tonight.........:ph34r:

 

P.S. Just kidding about the Umberger hattie..I have better odds of hitting the powerball drawing 3 weeks straight.........

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27 minutes ago, RJ8812 said:

I love how they just decide to call that for diving. So many others that they dont call, but they choose that one 

I have no problem with that call, Jake sold it over the top...He flopped like Marchand on that one. That being said, they need to call the same thing when the Caps do it too.

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Not win against the top team in the NHL....but a lot of work left to be done...Ryan White said it best.......

While it was important for the Flyers to head into the break avoiding a four-game losing streak, White was quick to point out they've been through this before and came out flat.

"We had a big win before Christmas and it didn't really mean much," he said. "We came out and lost three in a row. We just have to be a consistent group and be ready every night."

AMEN!!!!

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