Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tonight's Games (Oct 26)

Due to some technical difficulties last night, the three stars and game thoughts could not be posted. I will try to get those up a little later today.

Montreal at Boston - 7:00 PM
Atlanta at Philadelphia - 7:00 PM
Florida at New Jersey - 7:30 PM
Buffalo at NY Islanders - 7:30 PM
Toronto at Ottawa - 7:30 PM
Carolina at Tampa Bay - 7:30 PM
San Jose at Nashville - 8:00 PM
Edmonton at Phoenix - 10:00 PM

Game of the Night

Atlanta at Philadelphia

Many people will be watching with interest tonight as a new era begins in Philadelphia.

The Flyers have been off since Saturday so they have had time to regroup, refocus and should come out with something to prove. It won't be easy for Philly as the Thrashers have only lost once in regulation time, but they will catch a break by getting Atlanta at the tail end of three games in four nights on the road.

The Flyers will go with Niittymaki in goal and may catch another huge break if they end up facing Johan Hedberg. Lehtonen has started every game so far and this is probably a good time to give him a night off.

Philly is starting a 5-game homestand and this really is a huge game for this franchise, now led by John Stevens behind the bench. Forsberg is a question mark at this point but he is close to returning. If the Flyers can't come out strong against a tired team and potentially a backup goalie when they are rested, at home and playing with a new coach then it may be a long year in Philly. But, in my opinion this Flyers team is going to put on a show at home and prove that this season is far from over.

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