PREVIEW: Philadelphia Flyers @ Predators (Game: 26)

The Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-2) return to the Music City for the first time since the 2011-12 season to take on the Nashville Predators (13-11-2). Both teams have struggled, but are surging right now. One team will start to fall by the time the game ends. Puck drops at 7:07pm CST.

TV/Radio Coverage

Nashville: 102.5 The Game

Philadelphia: CSN and 97.5 The Fanatic

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Line Up News

Starting Goaltenders:

#39 Mark Mazanec 5 4 0 2.01 .934
#35 Steve Mason 8 8 2 2.10 .933

Nashville Injuries: #6 D Shea Weber (eye; day-to-day), #8 D Kevin Klein (lower body; out), #9 W Filip Forsberg (IR; upper body), #27 W Patric Hornqvist (upper body; questionable) and #35 G Pekka Rinne (hip; IR)

Philadelphia Injuries: #20 D Chris Pronger (out indefinitely)

Projected Nashville Scratches: #6 D Shea Weber, #8 D Kevin Klein and #27 W Patric Hornqvist

Projected Philadelphia Scratches: #26 D Erik Gustafsson, #37 W Jay Rosehill and #75 D Hal Gill

Projected Lines


Bourque – Legwand – Stalberg

Nystrom – Fisher – Wilson

Spaling – Cullen – Smith

Clune – Gaustad – Hendricks

Jones – Josi

Bartley – Ellis

Piskula – Ekholm





Hartnell – Giroux – Voracek

Simmonds – Lecavalier – Schenn

Downie – Couturier – Read

Raffl – Rinaldo – Hall

Coburn – Timonen

Streit – Meszaros

Grossman – Schenn



Players to Watch

Nashville: Seth Jones –  The youngster will have some big shoes to fill as likely taking over Shea Weber's spot in the lineup Saturday night. Jones has a -9 rating, but he now has a fill for the ice. It is time for him to display what he has learned thus far in the NHL.

Philadelphia: Claude Giroux – The Flyers' captain has posted three goals and seven assists in his last ten games.

Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.