The Philadelphia Flyers got some great news this morning as it was announced Brian Elliott will return from injury and get the start against the Carolina Hurricanes. 

It's a great boost as the Flyers try and clinch a playoff spot, however they'll need more than just Elliott and a win to get it done tonight. 

There's two scenarios tonight that could see the Flyers clinch:

1) The Flyers beat the Hurricanes AND the Panthers lose to the Bruins.

2) The Flyers get one point against the Hurricanes AND the Panthers lose to the Bruins in regulation. 

So the Flyers need help from the Bruins, the same team the Flyers would face in the first round if the playoffs started today!


Source: NHL Public Relations