Philadelphia Flyers: NHL Stadium Series Notes

The Stadium Series game is finally here Flyers fans, The Philadelphia Flyers travel to Pittsburgh to face their cross state rivals at 8:00 PM.

Who:  Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

When:  Saturday, February 25 @ 8:00 PM

Where to watch: NBCSN

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Season Series

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will meet for the second time this season tonight. The Flyers dropped their last match-up falling 5-4, October 29th.

Ice Conditions

The forecast called for rain Saturday morning with temperatures dropping into the night and the potential for snow. The precipitation is a bigger issue than the air temperature, which reached nearly 80 degrees Friday at Heinz Field. Heat wasn’t a problem for the ice when the two teams practiced. (Dave Isaac courierpost)

Lineup

Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol will try new line combinations Saturday night in Pittsburgh trying to snap his club out of their recent slump (3-6-1 in their last 10 games). Jordan Weal will return to the Flyers lineup following an upper-body injury joining Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds on the flyers top line.Brayden Schenn will center  a second line of Jake Voracek and Nick Cousins, with Sean Couturier centering the third line. Michal Neuvirth continues to be the man in net playing in his sixth straight game. Michael Del Zotto will be scratched for the second straight game.

Projected Forwards Lines
Jordan Weal, -Claude Giroux, -Wayne Simmonds

Nick Cousins, -Brayden Schenn, -Jake Voracek

Michael Raffl, -Sean Couturier, -Dale Weise

Chris VandeVelde, -Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, -Roman Lyubimov

Projected Defensemen pairings
Ivan Provorov- Andrew MacDonald

Shayne Gostisbehere -Mark Streit

Brandon Manning -Radko Gudas

Projected Starting Goalie
Michal Neuvirth