The bubble life has begun as the Flyers had their first practice on the Toronto ice.
The Flyers were the first team to make it to the Toronto bubble yesterday. And now they’ve completed their first practice in the bubble. It was as normal as normal could be right now. Especially when the team was told to try and keep to themselves for the first few days
Aside from Oskar Lindblom, all 30 skaters took the ice for practice. The competition is still there as certain players are fighting for roster spots. Joel Farabee is one of them. He’s looking to break in after a solid end to his rookie regular season.
Otherwise, it was status quo for the first practice inside the bubble. We did find out some of the things to expect when the Flyers take to the ice to play for the first time tomorrow.
Egor Zamula, a surprise name on the playoff roster, will get even more time to impress tomorrow. The Flyers are giving him every chance they get to see what he can do. While the Penguins may not put out their full roster, it will give Zamula a chance to play against a lot of regular NHL players.
The Flyers will be allowed to ice 13 forwards and seven defensemen. So we will see various combinations on the ice during the evening.
It will be the team’s first game since the season was paused in March. And while it won’t mean anything for the playoffs, it does mean that hockey is back.