With veteran forwards Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier sidelined with significant injuries, new Flyers coach Craig Berube will try to blend some new offensive chemistry.
Philadelphia scored just six goals while losing five of its first six games.
Tye McGinn came up from the AHL to play left wing on the top line with center Claude Giroux and right wing Jakub Voracek. Prospect Michael Raffl arrived to play left wing with Brayden Schenn -- moved from the wing into the No. 2 center slot -- and Wayne Simmonds.
Berube liked Schenn’s play in the middle during a 5-2 loss to the Red Wings. He put seven shots on goal and earned an assist.
“He’s a versatile guy and I thought he played well,” Berube told CSN Philadelphia. “He had some good chances out there and he was responsible defensively.”
As for his team’s overall play, Berube said: “We don’t want to get comfortable with losing, but I thought we played a pretty good game -- solid game with guys having a lot of urgency.”