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Flyers lines at Penguins: Wade Allison debuts, Phil Myers returns to lineup



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The Philadelphia Flyers will look for a better effort tonight. They looked lifeless in their first game after the trade deadline in an uninspiring effort against the Capitals.

It doesn’t get any easier from here, though. The Flyers are in Pittsburgh tonight and will host the Capitals and Islanders this weekend.

Alain Vigneault and Claude Giroux spoke before the game about needing to pay better. They aren’t admitting defeat just yet, who knows what can happen, but it seems like the focus is quickly shifting to the offseason.

Flyers preparing for offseason move, considered adding a defenseman

Here is the Flyers lineup against the Penguins:

Flyers forward lines

Wade Allison will make his NHL debut tonight. He’ll enter the lineup for Nicolas Aube-Kubel.

Alain Vigneault said that Allison will play on a line with Nolan Patrick and Oskar Lindblom. The rest of the lines could be in flux as well.

These are the projected lines for tonight:

James van RiemsdykSean CouturierJoel Farabee
Claude Giroux – Kevin HayesJakub Voracek
Scott LaughtonTanner LaczynskiTravis Konecny
Oskar Lindblom – Nolan Patrick – Wade Allison

The top line would remain intact, with the second line carrying over from the latter portion of Tuesday’s game. Konecny was with Laughton and Patrick in D.C., and with Laczynski being in the lineup, these combinations make sense.

Follow @RGilbertSOP and @PhillyHockeyNow for lineup updates before and during the game.

Flyers defensive pairs

The Flyers might have a rotation on defense for the rest of the way. Phil Myers will return to the lineup tonight in place of Sam Morin.

Ivan ProvorovJustin Braun
Travis Sanheim – Robert Hagg
Shayne GostisbeherePhilippe Myers

Vigneault said that he wants to keep Samuel Morin fresh and available for two physical games this weekend.


Flyers starting goalie

Carter Hart
Brian Elliott

It’s starter Hart tonight in Pittsburgh.

There are 14 games left in the regular season. The Flyers need to it out strong, even if the playoffs are out of reach.

Puck drop is 7:00 p.m. ET tonight in Pittsburgh.

Photo: Heather Barry Images

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