The week ahead in Philly sports
Tuesday - Flyers at Islanders, 7 p.m.
The Flyers continue their push for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference when they visit the eighth-place Islanders. The Flyers have captured three of a possible four points against the Islanders this season.
Tuesday - Mets at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
Cliff Lee is the only Phillies' starter with a win so far, and he will look for his second on Tuesday against the Mets. Lee was fantastic in his first start, giving up just two hits and no runs in eight innings of work. New York will counter with Dillon Gee.
Tuesday - 76ers at Nets, 7:30 p.m.
The Sixers and Nets will square off for the final time this season. Brooklyn has won two of the three matchups this season, but the Sixers were victorious in the last meeting. Spencer Hawes had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the 106-97 win.
Wednesday - Hawks at 76ers, 7 p.m.
The Sixers will look to improve to 3-1 against the Hawks this season. In their last meeting, the Sixers beat Atlanta 101-90 behind 24 points and 11 rebounds from Evan Turner.
Wednesday - Mets at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
Michael Young and the Phillies will close out a three-game series against the Mets on Wednesday. Young comes into the week hitting .333 and riding a three-game hit streak. Kyle Kendrick will oppose Jeremy Hefner on the mound.
Thursday - Senators at Flyers, 7 p.m.
The Flyers play an important home game against the Senators on Thursday in their chase for the playoffs. These two teams have met just once so far this season, with the Flyers winning, 2-1. Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds each scored a goal.
Friday - 76ers at Wizards, 7 p.m.
The Sixers and Wizards have split the season series so far this year. With a win on Friday, the Sixers will have beaten Washington in two of the three meetings on the year and will avenge a recent 90-87 loss. Evan Turner notched a double-double in that game with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Friday - Phillies at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
The Phillies travel to Miami to take on the Marlins for the first time this season. John Lannan looks for his first win in a Phillies uniform after allowing three runs on five hits in seven innings in his last start. He will oppose Ricky Nolaso, who is 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA in two starts.
Saturday - Flyers at Sabres, 3 p.m.
The Flyers can bury the Sabres' playoff hopes with a win on Saturday. The Flyers are 1-1-0 against Buffalo this season, after winning the most recent meeting by a score of 3-2. Claude Giroux, Max Talbot and Simon Gagne each scored a goal.
Saturday - Toronto FC at Union, 4 p.m.
The Union will battle Eastern Conference rival Toronto FC for the first time this season. Toronto has just one win on the season, and is coming off a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas. The Union are coming off a draw as well, a 1-1 deadlock against the Columbus Crew.
Saturday - Phillies at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
Cole Hamels will toe the rubber in the middle game of a three-game series against the Marlins. He is seeking his first win of the year after starting the season 0-2. Hamels will oppose Jose Fernandez, who gave up just one run and three hits in five innings against the Mets in his Major League debut.