Peter Laviolette is going back to the well and will use rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky for a 12th straight game when Philadelphia hosts Tampa Bay on Thursday (7 p.m. ET, NHLN-US) at Wells Fargo Center.
Bobrovsky went 10 straight starts without a regulation loss (9-0-1) prior to Tuesday's 3-0 loss in Montreal. Laviolette gave the Flyers a complete day off Wednesday, so he has no concerns that fatigue could be a factor now for the 22-year-old Russian, who owns an 11-3-1 record, 2.07 goals-against average and .932 save percentage.
"I talked to 'Bob' (Wednesday) and he said he felt pretty good," Laviolette said. "You always worry about fatigue with all of our players … but we had a day off (Wednesday), a break and we come in here fresh."