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Rookie Noah Cates figures to get some time defending Edmonton superstar Connor McDavid on Thursday. Photo: AP.

The Philadelphia Flyers will have a monumental task Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center: Trying to contain superstar Connor McDavid and the high-scoring Edmonton Oilers.

It’s the Oilers’ only visit to Philly this season, and young players like Noah Cates and Morgan Frost — centers who have never played against McDavid — are excited about the challenge.

The Wells Fargo will have lots of electricity whenever McDavid is on the ice and will make the building feel like it does during the playoffs. You remember the playoffs, right?

Right winger Fabian Lysell isn’t a future McDavid, but he is regarded as the Boston Bruins’ best prospect. And if the Bruins make a pitch for Chicago’s Patrick Kane, he almost assuredly will have to be included in the deal, a source told Boston Hockey Now.

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Around the NHL and National Hockey Now

Philly Hockey Now: Several Flyers discussed how they plan to contain Edmonton superstar Connor McDavid on Thursday. Will it work? Philadelphia Flyers.

Philly Hokey Now: In our latest Flyers podcast, I talk about numerous topics. Among them: McDavid’s future place in NHL history, and whether the Flyers should even consider trading Carter Hart. Philadelphia Flyers.

Boston Hockey Now: If future Hall of Famer Patrick Kane waives his no-trade clause and is dealt to Boston, the Bruins may have to part with Lysell, another prospect, and a No. 1 draft pick. Boston Bruins.

Washington Hockey Now: With the playoff race tightening, the Capitals need to address some of their shortcomings before the March 3 trade deadline. Washington Capitals.

Florida Hockey Now: Sasha Barkov’s injury is not believed to be serious, according to Florida coach Paul Maurice. Florida Panthers.

Montreal Hockey Now: The Habs are gaining ground in the Connor Bedard Sweepstakes. Montreal Canadiens.

New York Islanders Hockey Now: Center Bo Horvat, recently acquired from Vancouver, has invigorated the Islanders. New York Islanders.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Is goalie Tristan Jarry’s future with the Penguins, or will he test the free-agent market this summer? Pittsburgh Penguins.

San Jose Hockey Now: Erik Karlsson and Timo Meier may be traded in the coming weeks. For now, however they are having historic seasons for the Sharks. San Jose Sharks.

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