FLYERS (12-14-6) at JETS (17-10-6)
TV: TCN-PH, TSN3
A fourth-round pick by Carolina Hurricanes in the 2001 NHL Draft, Zepp signed with Philadelphia last summer after spending the past six seasons with Eisbaeren Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Before this season, Zepp had not played in North America since the 2004-05 season.
The Flyers recalled Zepp on Friday from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League after Steve Mason sustained an upper-body injury at practice. Mason will be re-evaluated Monday.
Zepp went 8-5-4 in 17 games with Lehigh Valley this season with a 2.70 goals-against average and.918 save percentage.
Zepp participated in the Flyers' optional morning skate at MTS Centre on Sunday, but the Flyers did not make him available to the media.
"It's exciting," Flyers coach Craig Berube said of Zepp's NHL debut. "I've only seen him in preseason with us and he played very well. It looked like he moved really well in net, and he has good structure to his game."
The Flyers' seven goals Saturday were a game-high for this season, but the message inside the Philadelphia dressing room will be to play a much different game against Winnipeg.
"We're trying to win games 2-1," Flyers right wing Matt Read said. "[We have to] keep it simple. They're a fast-paced team. [We have to] keep our shifts short in a back-to-back [game]."
Jets coach Paul Maurice will maintain the same lineup that he used in a 2-1 win against the Boston Bruins on Friday. After being acquired in a trade from the Carolina Hurricanes, defenseman Jay Harrison played 20:18, the most that he skated in a game since Nov. 1. Harrison's defensive partner, Grant Clitsome, had a season-high 24:43.
Seeing an unfamiliar goaltender like Zepp will not change Winnipeg's game plan, according to Maurice.
"Who plays goal isn't going to change how we try to move the puck to the net in our offensive scheme," Maurice said. "We're not a high-scoring hockey [team].
"We won't change what we do, is the short answer to that, but the volume [of shots] we're trying to increase every game. We're trying to get pucks to the net from certain areas and have our offensive game look a certain way. That is the same game plan [even] if Pekka Rinne [of the Nashville Predators] is in net."
Here are the projected lineups:
Status report: Galiardi has been a healthy scratch in 15 of the past 17 games.
Who's hot: Voracek had four assists against Toronto to take the League scoring lead with 42 points. Giroux, Voracek's center, had two goals and two assists against the Maple Leafs…Perreault has a six-game points streak (two goals, four assists).