What to Watch: Flyers-Bruins Preview
Tonight at 7:00 pm ET, the Flyers will begin their first road trip of the season with a game against the Boston Bruins. The Flyers are coming off a 3-0 win vs the Sabres that was highlighted by Brian Elliott’s 40-save shutout performance. The Bruins lost 1-0 to the Islanders on Monday. Tonight will be the first of two games vs the Bruins for the Flyers, the next being on Saturday before heading to New Jersey for two games against the Devils.
Flyers-Bruins Last Season
During the 2019-20 season, the Flyers held a 2-1-0 record against Boston. This is promising news for anyone cheering on Philly tonight because not only has Boston lost some key pieces from their lineup since last year, but they have had a much slower start to their season than the Flyers.
The Bruins are without two of their veteran defensemen, Torey Krug (St. Louis Blues) and Zdeno Chara (Washington Capitals). Boston is struggling from these losses, starting their season with a 1-1-1 record (in comparison to last year’s start of 3-0-0) and is currently in 6th place in the East Division.
The Flyers lineup will look slightly different tonight after the recent injuries of Morgan Frost and Phil Myers. With Frost out indefinitely after suffering from a dislocated shoulder and Myers being week to week with a fractured rib from Tuesday night’s game against Buffalo, the Flyers will have to prove just how much depth they have.
Connor Bunnaman is making his 2021 season debut tonight and is expected to play with Michael Raffl and Nic Aube-Kubel. This should mean seeing Scott Laughton playing a top 9 spot in tonight’s game.
Mark Friedman will also be making his 2021 season debut tonight, playing in place of Phil Myers on defense.
Carter Hart is expected to start tonight against Boston.
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