-- The Philadelphia Flyers
hope to use the energy and emotion emanating from within Wells Fargo Center to their advantage prior to the opening faceoff against the Nashville Predators
"You almost hope for a back-to-back situation after those types of losses. But Nashville is a pretty underrated team, so we need to be ready to play. When you're playing against a team you don't really know, you want to come out and get off to a good start and kind of dictate the pace of play and try to make them adjust to us rather than making adjustments to them." -- Matt Carle
The joint certainly will be jumping, too, as Flyers icon Bob Clarke will be presented with his No. 16 banner that hung in the Spectrum during a pregame ceremony. On top of that, the Flyers also would like to nix any lingering memory of Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning
"A good start will be big," forward Scott Hartnell
said. "The crowd will be pumped, as it always is, and we have to use that to our advantage. We have to get pucks deep. Against Tampa, we turned pucks over and got cute sometimes and it cost us early on."
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette
has opted to go right back to rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky
against the Predators, who will counter with rookie Anders Lindback
. Bobrovsky was pulled after giving up three goals on six shots in the opening period against the Lightning and was replaced by Brian Boucher
as Philadelphia lost for just the third time in its last 13 games.