Game one is officially here!
The Flyers will be hosting the Leafs to open their season on home ice tonight. This will be the second game of the season for the Maple Leafs (1-0-0) who squeaked out a victory against the Canadiens in which the injury to George Parros took center stage. The Flyers have announced that Steve Mason will be the starting goalie for tonights game.
7:30 PM | Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TV: TSN, CSN-PH | Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic
Vincent Lecavalier and Mark Streit will be making their Flyers regular season debut tonight. Toronto will be playing its second game in as many nights so we’ll see if having two games in a row early in the season gives us an edge. Flyers are probably going to have some rust and jitters, especially the newer players, so I expect an early goal-against or two but then overpowering the Leafs.
The Toronto special teams made a huge difference in their game against the Montreal Canadiens and the Flyers need to focus on shutting down the PP unit anchored by former Flyer James Van Riemsdyk.