The injury bug continues to run through the NHL during the early portion of the 2014-2015 season. Chicago forward Patrick Sharp is expected to miss at least a month after sustaining a lower body injury during Tuesday's 5-0 victory over the Canadiens.
Jake Voracek extended his points streak to seven games on a great feed from Claude Giroux. Chris VandeVelde was quickly taken off the top line to get Wayne Simmonds better chances.
Those were two storylines that will carry into the next game. But the one that would normally be overlooked is the scoring depth the Flyers received in Thursday night's win over the Florida Panthers. The first two goals were the product of the third line. The third goal of the night, the Flyers first of the second period, was another fourth-line goal.
Sean Couturier, Michael Del Zotto and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored in the win and showed the Flyers shouldn't be looked at as a one-line team.
Steve Mason made 28 saves in the Flyers loss to the Panthers on Saturday.(Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography)
When the Flyers faced a short-handed Florida Panthers team on Saturday, they struggled to gain time in the offensive zone to make any attempt at scoring.
The Panthers didn't have the greatest offensive game, but two goals were enough.
Thursday night brings the Panthers into the Flyers home for a rematch of sorts as the Orange and Black look to avenge the loss on Saturday. The opening face-off is set for 7 p.m. from Wells Fargo Center.