Five things to know about Flyers today
Things to know about the Flyers today:
1. After being a healthy scratch Thursday, defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere apparently will return to the lineup Saturday afternoon against visiting Tampa Bay. He was paired with Michael Del Zotto at Friday's practice.
2. Based on Friday's practice, defensemen Andrew MacDonald and Nick Schultz will be healthy scratches Saturday.
3. Look for goalie Steve Mason, coming off an outstanding performance, to start Saturday and Anthony Stolarz to make his NHL debut in one of the back-to-back games Tuesday (Florida) or Wednesday (Tampa Bay).
4. The Flyers play two of the next three games against Tampa, which will be without injured superstar Steven Stamkos for at least four months.
5. Claude Giroux has won 33 of 48 faceoffs (68.8 percent) in the last two games.