After a gutsy effort in Boston on Thursday night, the Ottawa Senators continue their road swing with a stop at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The Flyers have struggled early in the shortened season but are showing signs of life lately. For Ottawa, it's the second game of five straight away from Scotiabank Place and the first of back to back afternoon affairs. Ottawa will visit the New York Islanders tomorrow at 3:00 PM.
It has been a bit of an up and down start for the Flyers who are showing signs of turnings things around with Scott Hartnell back in the line up.
Claude Giroux is riding a six points game streak (4 G 8 A) and Jakub Voracek, leads the team in scoring with 24 pts in 22 games. That trio will give the Sens all they can handle this afternoon. Philly has won 4 of 6 and have scored a ton over that stretch.
Meanwhile the Senators continue to find ways to stay competitive despite missing some of their top players.
Ottawa has picked up at least a point in six straight and come into the afternoon affair with a six point lead on the Flyers in the Eastern Conference. With that said, the Senators are going to need to start scoring goals at some point. Ottawa is 27th in the league in goals scored and sure could use one from Kyle Turris or Zack Smith at some point.
No morning skate for the Sens today but yesterday MacLean indicated that Mike Lundin will draw back into the line up in the place of Andre Benoit. Here is how the Sens are expected to line up.
Ben Bishop gets the start in the Ottawa goal while the Flyers are expected to go with the always entertaining Ilya Bryzgalov.
Puck drop is scheduled for just after 12:00 PM with the game available on Sportsnet and on the radio at the Team 1200.