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Flyers’ Lineup vs. Islanders; Praise for Checking Line



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From the Philadelphia Flyers web site, here is the projected lineup and lines for tonight’s preseason game against the New York Islanders in Elmont, N.Y.

Phantoms coach Ian Laperrière earlier said that Felix Sandstrom will be in goal for the first period and Sam Ersson will be in goal for the final two periods.

The game begins at 7 p.m., will be on 97.5 The Fanatic and also streamed on

The Flyers’ Lineup:


Scott Laughton – Noah Cates -Samu Tuomaala
Nic Deslauriers – Ryan Poehling – Garnet Hathaway
Zayde Wisdom – Rhett Gardner- Wade Allison
Brendan Furry – Tanner Laczynski – Cooper Marody


Victor Mete – Ronnie Attard
Adam Ginning – Emil Andrae
Adam Karashik – Louie Belpedio


Sam Ersson
Felix Sandström

Checking Line

About the Deslauriers – Poehling – Hathaway line, Laperrière said: “I love guys like that. These are my people.

“The morning skate was upbeat. They bring life and they do that in games, too. Yes, they’re physical. They’re going to be tough to play against.

“You need a line like that especially when you go on the road, you don’t have [line] changes. When you have a heavy line like that, they have experience.

“It’s not like three young guys who don’t have experience. Hathaway, I’ve always been a big fan of his. He can play, he can skate and he’s always in your face.

“Tonight, I think there are a lot of guys who can learn from him and [Deslauriers]. [Zayde] Wisdom and [Wade] Allison. They can learn from them. You see Deslauriers and Hathaway in scrimmages, they’re playing their game. They’re banging bodies and they’re going to the net. They’re under the other team’s skin. A lot of guys can learn from them.”

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