Hello again and welcome back to Between the Pipes, looking at Flyers hockey and the hockey world through linkage. With the preseason now complete, the focus shifts to preparing for the start of the regular season. Here are a couple of stories worth noting.
A pair oflate-game goals from Jacob Josefson on Friday helped the New Jersey Devils cruise to a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers, in the final preseason game for both teams.
Josefson tied the game at 2 with 3:31 to play in the third period, off a tip-in from Adam Henrique. After the ensuing 3-on-3 overtime period went scoreless, Josefson added the lone shootout goal to secure the win for the Devils.
Dave Hakstol's first preseason as Flyers coach is set to come to an end tonight, as the Flyers head to New Jersey for the tail end of a back-to-back with the Devils -- giving them a chance to redeem for Wednesday's sloppy 4-2 loss.
The biggest storyline for the Flyers will be the play of Scott Laughton and Brandon Manning -- two players in competition for the 23rd (and final) roster spot. Ron Hextall will have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to set the team's final roster.
In less than one week, the Philadelphia Flyers will open the 2015-16 season by traveling to the Sunshine State to take on the reigning Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
The team will attempt to get off to a good start in what they hope will be a fruitful season that results in returning to the postseason and vying for the Stanley Cup. Let's take a look at the major storylines surrounding the club as they wrap up the last week of training camp.