The NHL announced game times for Thursday's slate of action on Tuesday afternoon, including finalizing the Flyers' next round robin game in the league's 24-team tournament. 

Here's a look at Thursday's games:

• 12 p.m. ET: New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Game 4 - if necessary (CAR leads 2-0)
• 2:30 p.m. ET: Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks, Game 3 (MIN leads 1-0)
 4 p.m. ET: Flyers vs. Washington Capitals
• 6:30 p.m. ET: St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights
• 8 p.m. ET: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, Game 3 (CBJ leads 1-0)
• 10:30 p.m. ET: Winnipeg Jets vs. Calgary Flames, Game 4 (Tied, 1-1)

The Flyers, of course, resumed their season after 145 days off this past Sunday with a decisive 4-1 win over the East-leading Bruins, their first game of the return-to-play tournament.

The Flyers have a pair of games left in the round robin segment of the tournament: this Thursday's Capitals matchup, and a meeting with the Lightning on Saturday, the start time of which remains to be determined.

After one game apiece in the Eastern Conference round robin, the Flyers and Lightning both have two points, while the Capitals picked up one for an overtime loss to Tampa Bay, which puts a pretty big emphasis on the Flyers' matchup Thursday with Washington as they fight for positioning heading into the tournament's Round of 16.

And the Flyers will be sporting at least a slightly tweaked version of the lineup they rolled out in the win against Boston, after Michael Raffl went down with a leg injury in the third period. Joel Farabee will see action in Thursday's game.


Of course, if the rest of the Flyers play the way they did Thursday, not much is going to get in their way.

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