The Philadelphia Flyers start their 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs with a first round matchup against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins (NBCSN 7pm EST). 

The series is set to be a heated battle from start to finish, and earlier in the week we got a preview of what Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol's lineup might look like and it doesn't look like they'll be any changes made. 

Forward Jordan Weal will be scratched along with Taylor Leier and Dale Weise, which means Jori Lehtera will center the team's fourth line with Scott Laughton on the left and Matt Read to the right of him. 

On the defensive side of things, Robert Hagg will remain a healthy scratch as Brandon Manning and Radko Gudas will stay together. 

Brian Elliott gets the start and Petr Mrazek is set to be his backup while Matt Murray will start for the Penguins. 

Here's a look at both teams probable lineups for tonight:

Probable Flyers Lineup:


Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Michael Raffl
Oskar Lindblom - Nolan Patrick - Jakub Voracek
Travis Konecny - Valtteri Filppula - Wayne Simmonds
Scott Laughton - Jori Lehtera - Matt Read

Defensive Pairings

Ivan Provorov - Shayne Gostisbehere
Travis Sanheim - Andrew MacDonald
Brandon Manning - Radko Gudas


Brian Elliott
Petr Mrazek

Probable Penguins Lineup:


Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Bryan Rust
Carl Hagelin - Evgeni Malkin - Patric Hornqvist
Conor Sheary - Derick Brassard - Phil Kessel
Zach Aston-Reese - Riley Sheahan - Tom Kuhnhackl

Defensive Pairings

Brian Dumoulin - Kris Letang
Olli Maatta - Justin Schultz
Jamie Oleksiak - Chad Ruhwedel


Matt Murray
Casey DeSmith