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Flyers vs. Hurricanes: Live stream, storylines, game time and more

Flyers vs. Hurricanes: Live stream, storylines, game time and more

VOORHEES, N.J. — The Flyers will wrap up the 2018-19 season Saturday night.

There will be no playoff hockey in Philadelphia after the Flyers (37-36-8) host the Hurricanes (45-29-7).

Let's look at the essentials:

When: 7 p.m. ET with Flyers Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Center
Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app

• For interim head coach Scott Gordon, Saturday night's game marks his final on-the-job interview.

General manager Chuck Fletcher made it clear Gordon was a candidate for the 2019-20 head coaching position when the club summoned him from AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley to take over for Dave Hakstol.

Gordon drove the Flyers into the playoff race but his team has gone 3-9-0 over the last 12 games after it went 18-4-2 in the previous 24. Overall, the Flyers are 25-21-4 under Gordon, who wasn't ready to reflect on the season following Saturday's optional morning skate.

I really don't want to get into that now, I'm just worried about today's game. I'm sure I'll think about it quite a bit once the season's over, but I wouldn't really do it justice if I started talking about it today.

• It was not a big deal when Philippe Myers was loaned to the Phantoms on Friday in conjunction with Mark Friedman's call-up (see story). The 22-year-old Myers got 21 games of NHL experience during a postseason race and can now play five more games with Lehigh Valley before shifting his focus to a full-time role next season.

I think he probably has eliminated some of the doubt that can go into the uncertainty of whether a player is going to be ready, both for himself and for the team.

For him to come up and play under the circumstances that he played in, where we're pushing pretty hard to get into the playoffs and the stakes are high, he acclimated himself quickly and showed that he's capable of playing here.

If we were in a situation where we were playing for the playoffs, he'd still be here.

- Gordon

• If the Flyers (82 points) fail to win Saturday's finale, they will finish with their fewest points in a full season since 2006-07, when they went 22-48-12 for 56 points.

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2009. A victory over the Flyers would at least ensure they don't face the NHL-best Lightning in the first round. A lot can happen.

• Nolan Patrick's season is over as the 20-year-old center will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury. The Flyers will once again roll with seven defensemen and 11 forwards.

Projected lineup

Forwards
Oskar Lindblom-Sean Couturier-Claude Giroux
James van Riemsdyk-Corban Knight-Jakub Voracek
Ryan Hartman-Scott Laughton-Travis Konecny
Michael Raffl-Phil Varone

Defensemen
Ivan Provorov-Travis Sanheim
Robert Hagg-Radko Gudas
Shayne Gostisbehere-Samuel Morin
Mark Friedman

Goalies
Carter Hart
Cam Talbot

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Sights and scenes from Flyers' 2019-20 'Meet the Team' day for fans

Sights and scenes from Flyers' 2019-20 'Meet the Team' day for fans

Before welcoming the rival Penguins to the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night, the Flyers hosted their fans Sunday for the annual "Meet the Team" event.

The day consists of season ticket holders getting to meet their favorite players, take pictures, ask for autographs and skate on the Wells Fargo Center ice.

Following Tuesday's game, the Flyers go on their NHL-mandated bye week from Jan. 22-30.

So Sunday gave the fans a timely up-close-and-personal look at their 2019-20 Flyers before the extended break.

Here are some sights and scenes from the event:

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Bring on the nostalgia as Flyers 80s night takes you back in time

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Bring on the nostalgia as Flyers 80s night takes you back in time

Couldn't make it out to 80s night at the Wells Fargo Center? Fret not. The wonderful existence of social media will allow you to feel the nostalgia of the decade.

Or at least what it would have been like ... since I was born in '97.

The Flyers hosted the Kings Saturday night and pulled out a 4-1 victory (see observations). Aside from the exciting performance from the orange and black on the ice, what the Flyers were able to put together off the ice made for a perfect event … if you liked the 80s, teased hair, neon colors and parachute pants, of course.

To kick things off, the Flyers and their in-arena host Andrea Helfrich released videos leading up to puck drop with some of the biggest hits and games of the decade.

While Justin Braun didn't seem too thrilled with the game choices, Michael Raffl was having a field day.

We even got to hear Jakub Voracek and Kevin Hayes jam out to two iconic songs and has us wondering if there are any other videos of the team singing and if so, send them our way.

Side note — is anyone else jealous of Hayes' vocal range?

Of course, one of the most exciting parts of a theme night has to be the attire ... and everyone was joining in on the fun.


And c'mon. Gritty dressed as Mr. T? I pity the fools who don't like this kind of content.


The Flyers outdid themselves with the graphics tonight, too. From the in-arena content, to social media — it certainly made everyone wish that every night could be 80's night.

 

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