The Flyers played one of their best games of the season against the best team in the NHL. Wayne Simmonds and Ryan White scored. Rob Zepp made 22 saves including both shootout attempts against and the Flyers defeated the Nashville Predators 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday.
The Philadelphia Flyers (24-23-11) welcome their former head coach to the Wells Fargo Center when they host the NHL leading Nashville Predators (39-13-6) this afternoon. This is the second of two meetings between the teams and lone game in Philadelphia. Game time is 1:00.
The game is the first game back in Philadelphia for former head coach Peter Laviolette. He was let go after just three games last season and replaced by current coach Craig Berube. Laviolette led the Flyers to the playoffs in each of his first three season, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals following the 2009-10 season.
Keep checking Flyerdelphia for Flyers coverage, updates and more. Next week, the Flyers host the Nashville Predators (Saturday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m.) and the Washington Capitals (Sunday, Feb. 22, 12:30 p.m.) before taking to the road to face the Carolina Hurricanes (Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.) and Toronto Maple Leafs (Thursday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.)
It's been a bit of a slow week for the Flyers of Tomorrow, as one prospect sat for a suspension, and just one game was played in the week between both teams in the Flyers' pipeline. Check out how future Flyers stars fared after the jump.
The signs were there. The frustrations of the Flyers captain were on full display as the Flyers suffered a shootout loss on Thursday. His linemate Jake Voracek had just one goal in his previous 15 games - an empty-net goal in Washington on Feb. 8 - but scored a power-play goal on Thursday.
The struggles of the pair have forced the hand of Craig Berube. At Flyers practice on Friday, Claude Giroux and Voracek were on separate lines for the first time in nearly three seasons.