Philadelphia Flyers 4 pts (2-1-0)

@

Nashville Predators 0 pts (0-2-0)

8 p.m. ET

Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: 97.5 FM The Fanatic


Season Series/Schedule

Date

Game

GWG

10-Oct

PHI @ NSH

19-Oct

NSH @ PHI


Team Leaders

Flyers

Maple Leafs

Simmonds/Voracek, 4

Points

Arvidsson/Johansen, 2

Wayne Simmonds, 4

Goals

Arvidsson/Forsberg/Hartnell, 1

Jakub Voracek, 4

Assists

Ryan Johansen, 2

The Flyers will conclude their four game road trip tonight and for the first time this season fans will not have to stay up to the wee hours of the morning to watch the game.  After winning two of the three games in California, the Flyers are in Nashville for the Predators first home game since Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final last June.

Dave Hakstol will use the same lineup of skaters that we saw in both Los Angeles and Anaheim.  Brian Elliott is going get the start tonight in somewhat of a surprising move as many felt that Michal Neuvirth would be in goal.  Elliott made 21 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks on Saturday night.

The Predators had quite the run to the Stanley Cup Final last spring as the eight seed in the Western Conference, but they are off to a rough start to the 2017-18 season.  After a 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on opening night, they were shutout by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Perhaps a return home to the Bridgestone Arena and a raising of a Western Conference championship banner is what they need to get things going.

However, their defensive corps that played such a huge role last spring’s success is hurting right now.  Ryan Ellis is out until January with a knee injury and according to Adam Vingan of the Tennessean captain Roman Josi is unlikely to play tonight.  19-year-old defenseman Samuel Girard will make his NHL debut in his place.


Probable Flyers Lineup

FORWARDS

Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Jakub Voracek

Jordan Weal - Valtteri Filppula - Wayne Simmonds

Dale Weise - Nolan Patrick - Travis Konecny

Taylor Leier - Scott Laughton - Michael Raffl

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald

Travis Sanheim - Radko Gudas

Shayne Gostisbehere - Robert Hägg

GOALTENDER

Brian Elliott (2-0-0, 2.49 GAA, .914 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

None


Probable Predators Lineup

FORWARDS

Viktor Arvidsson - Ryan Johansen - Craig Smith

Filip Forsberg - Calle Järnkrok - Kevin Fiala

Scott Hartnell - Nick Bonino - Pontus Åberg

Cody McLeod - Austin Watson - Miikka Salomäki

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban

Mattias Ekholm - Samuel Girard

Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber

GOALTENDER

Pekka Rinne (0-1-0, 3.18 GAA, .903 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

D-Roman Josi (undisclosed) doubtful, RW-Colton Sissons (undisclosed) doubtful, D-Ryan Ellis (knee surgery) out

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
Image Credit: Getty Images