Saturday October 4th, 2014

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night in an opening night matchup between Eastern Conference rivals. Both teams made the playoffs last season.  

Boston was able to beat the Detroit Red Wings in the opening round of the postseason before falling to the Montreal Canadiens. Philadelphia was upended in the first round by the eventual Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers

Last season, Claude Giroux led the Flyers in points with 86, the third-most in the NHL. Wayne Simmonds was the team's leading goal-scorer with 29. Longtime Flyer Scott Hartnell, the team's fourth-leading scorer last season, was traded to the Blue Jackets this summer. 

Metropolitan Division 2014-15 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers​

David Krejci was the Bruins' leading scorer last season with 69 points. Patrice Bergeron and Jarome Iginla tied for the team lead with 30 goals. Iginla signed a three-year deal with the Avalanche in free agency, but the Bruins return many of the same players that helped the team win the Presidents Trophy last season. 

Atlantic Division 2014-15 Preview: Boston Bruins​

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Game time: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. ET

TV: NBCSN

Radio: For a list of Boston radio affiliates, click here. For a list of Philadelphia radio affiliates, click here.

Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Schedules: Bruins | Flyers

Rosters 

Boston Bruins

Matt Bartkowski, D

Patrice Bergeron (A), C

Gregory Campbell, C

Zdeno Chara (C), D

Craig Cunningham, RW

Loui Eriksson, C/RW

Matt Fraser, RW

Dougie Hamilton, D

Chris Kelly (A), C/LW

David Krejci (A), C

Torey Krug, D

Milan Lucic, LW

Brad Marchand, LW

Adam McQuaid, D

Kevan Miller, D

Daniel Paille, LW

David Pastrnak, RW

Tuukka Rask, G

Bobby Robins, C

Dennis Seidenberg, D 

Reilly Smith, RW

Carl Soderberg, C

Niklas Svedberg, G

Philadelphia Flyers

Jason Akeson, RW

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, LW

Braydon Coburn, D

Sean Couturier, C

Michael Del Zotto, D

Ray Emery, G

Claude Giroux (C), C

Nicklas Grossmann, D

Blair Jones, C

Vincent Lecavalier, C

Andrew MacDonald, D

Steve Mason, G

Michael Raffl, LW 

Matt Read, RW

Zac Rinaldo, LW 

Brayden Schenn, C

Luke Schenn, D 

Nick Schultz, D

Wayne Simmonds (A), RW

Mark Streit, D

Kimmo Timonen (A), D (out "months" with blood clots in leg)

R.J. Umberger, LW

Jakub Voracek, RW 

- Josh Sanchez

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