Originally posted on Red Light District Hockey  |  Last updated 12/8/11

The Morning After:
Yesterday’s results:
Capitals 5, Senators 3
Flyers 5, Sabres 4 (OT)
Hurricanes 5, Oilers 3
Predictions record: 0-3

RLD 3 stars of the night:
1. Claude Giroux, PHI (1 goal, 3 assists)
2. John Carlson, WSH (1 goal, 2 assists)
3. Nicklas Backstrom, WSH (1 goal, 1 assist)
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Tonight’s slate:
Panthers @ Bruins, 7:00 ET
Senators @ Devils, 7:00
Blackhawks @ Islanders, 7:00
Lightning @ Rangers, 7:00
Penguins @ Flyers, 7:00
Predators @ Blue Jackets, 7:00
Canucks @ Canadiens, 7:30
Coyotes @ Red Wings, 7:30
Ducks @ Blues, 8:00
Avalanche @ Flames, 9:00
Wild @ Kings, 10:30
Stars @ Sharks, 10:30

Game of the night:
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers
7:00 ET… TV: NHL Net. (US), Local Networks

Records:
Overall: Penguins (16-8-4) … Flyers (16-7-3)
Away/Home: Penguins (8-6-2) … Flyers (6-4-2)
Last 10: Penguins (5-4-1) … Flyers (7-3-0)
Season Series (10/11): 4-2 Flyers

Players to watch:
PIT- Jordan Staal
With Crosby out of the lineup, Staal’s role surely will increase.
PHI- Jaromir Jagr
Who else? Jagr has 36 points in 36 career games against his former team.

Starting goaltenders:
PIT- Marc-Andre Fleury (2011-12 stats: 14-5-2, 2.16 GAA)
PHI- Sergei Bobrovsky (2011-12 stats: 5-2-1, 2.82 GAA)

Injury report:
PIT- Sidney Crosby (knee, out), Kris Letang and Zbynek Michalek (concussion, out), Richard Park (undisclosed, questionable), Deryk Engelland (lower body, questionable), Dustin Jeffrey (knee, out), Ben Lovejoy (wrist, out)
PHI- Chris Pronger and Blair Betts (knee, out), Brayden Schenn (upper body, doubtful), Andreas Lilja (ankle, out), Erik Gustafsson (wrist, out)

Game thoughts:
This game was circled on many hockey fans’ calendar following the free agent frenzy. Not only did Max Talbot go from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, but Jagr, to the ire of Pens fans, opted for the Flyers over the Penguins. Claude Giroux and company picked up a big overtime win last night in Buffalo, while Pittsburgh is bruised, battered and coming off a loss to Boston. This one should definitely go down to the wire. Go with the Flyers against a Pens lineup that is not 100 percent.
Prediction: Flyers 3, Penguins 2

The rest of today’s predictions:
Bruins over Panthers
Devils over Senators
Blackhawks over Islanders
Rangers over Lightning
Blue Jackets over Predators
Canadiens over Canucks
Red Wings over Coyotes
Blues over Ducks
Avalanche over Flames
Kings over Wild
Sharks over Stars
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