The Florida Panthers will be trying to get back on the winning track Thursday night when they visit Philadelphia for the first time since last season’s blockbuster trade at the deadline.
You remember that, right?
Florida gave up Owen Tippett and a first-round draft pick to get Claude Giroux.
While Giroux is off playing in Ottawa, the Philadelphia Flyers will have Tippett back in the lineup tonight as he faces his former team for the first time.
Tippett was not able to play in Philadelphia’s visit to Sunrise for Florida’s home opener.
The Flyers are off to a 4-2 start after losing to San Jose on Sunday and are dealing with some injury issues.
Florida may well be fairly healthy — it is missing Aaron Ekblad and we’re not sure about Gus Forsling just yet — but are also coming off a loss Tuesday night in Chicago.
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Spencer Knight has been wearing state-of-the-art skates from Bauer, ones that do not have laces but are more like a ski boot.
He likes them.
— Since the Panthers did not speak following meetings on Wednesday, the postgame video from Tuesday remains up with Paul Maurice, Matthew Tkachuk and Eetu Luostarinen all speaking.
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The Boston Bruins are already off to a pretty hot start and on Wednesday, coach Jim Montgomery told reporters that Brad Marchand will be back earlier than expected.
Marchand will return before Thanksgiving now.
— To get all the news on the Flyers prior to Thursday’s game, head on over to Philly Hockey Now.
— Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes has now made 15 trades after making a deal with the Blackhawks.
— The Pittsburgh Penguins were on a nice roll before heading into Calgary on Tuesday night.
— Speaking of the Calgary Flames and Penguins, Jonathan Huberdeau got his first goal of the season Tuesday.
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FLORIDA PANTHERS AT PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
- When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
- TV/Streaming: Bally Sports Florida, ESPN+
- Radio: WPOW 96.5-FM2; WBZT 1230-AM (Palm Beach); WCTH 100.3-FM (Florida Keys); SiriusXM
- Panthers Radio Streaming: SiriusXM 932
- Last season: Florida won 3-0
- All-time regular season series: Philadelphia leads 55-37-6, 7 ties
- Season Series (Florida 1-0): Florida 4, Philadelphia 3 (Oct. 19)