NHL Preview: Philadelphia Flyers Visit Ottawa
The Flyers, again, have their work cut out for them against the Senators, who have a much better record than themselves. However, the Sens still have some kinks in their armor. They will have their goalie Craig Anderson back in the net, after being absent due to an injury. This could put some added pressure on the Flyers to find success in this game.
The Flyers may see Steve Downie back in the lineup on Thursday, not that his return is going to make or break this struggling team. The Flyers may have defeated the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, but they have to do better if they want to start earning more wins to their record. The Oilers are a pretty easy team to beat, and the Sens will be a completely different story.
This will be the first time that the Flyers faceoff against the Sens this season, and it should be a bit of challenge for team captain Claude Giroux, as he takes on his hometown. It will be due to both these reasons that the captain will have more pressure to score on Tuesday then anyone else. If Jakub Voracek is able to help him out with the saucer pass again on Tuesday, then it might just be a sign that this team is back in action.
The Flyers have three big games this week, which will all be on the road, starting with the Sens. But their biggest battle will come on Wednesday when they face off against their most hated rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins.