FLYERS (1-1-0) at DUCKS (1-0-0)
10 p.m. ET; PRIME, NBCSP, NHL.TV
The Philadelphia Flyers will try to defeat the Anaheim Ducks for the first time in nearly six years when they play at Honda Center. The Ducks have won eight is a row against the Flyers since a 4-3 shootout loss on Dec. 2, 2011. Anaheim is 11-0-2 against the Flyers since Philadelphia last won in regulation, a 3-0 victory at Anaheim on Feb. 2, 2008.
Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury sustained during practice on Sept. 27. Also missing for the Ducks will be forwards Patrick Eaves (lower-body injury) and Ryan Kesler (hip surgery), defensemen Hampus Lindholm (shoulder surgery) and Sami Vatanen (shoulder surgery) and backup goaltender Ryan Miller (upper-body injury).
The Flyers will be playing their third game in four nights to start the season. They won their opener 5-3 at the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday and lost 2-0 at the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
Players to watch
Flyers forward Claude Giroux has 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 13 career games against the Ducks.
Ducks forward Corey Perry, who scored 19 goals last season, had two goals and an assist in a season-opening 5-4 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. Perry has 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 15 games against Philadelphia.
They said it
"This is going to be a gritty, grinding, hard-to-play against hockey team." -- Flyers coach Dave Hakstol
"We're looking for people to fill holes and seize opportunities." -- Ducks coach Randy Carlyle on dealing with injuries.
Flyers projected lineup
Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Jakub Voracek
Jordan Weal -- Nolan Patrick -- Wayne Simmonds
Dale Weise -- Valtteri Filppula -- Travis Konecny
Taylor Leier -- Scott Laughton -- Michael Raffl
Ivan Provorov -- Andrew MacDonald
Travis Sanheim -- Shayne Gostisbehere
Robert Hagg -- Radko Gudas
Scratched: Jori Lehtera, Brandon Manning, Samuel Morin
Ducks projected lineup
Andrew Cogliano -- Rickard Rakell -- Corey Perry
Nick Ritchie -- Antoine Vermette -- Jakob Silfverberg
Chris Wagner -- Dennis Rasmussen -- Logan Shaw
Ondrej Kase -- Derek Grant -- Jared Boll
Cam Fowler -- Josh Manson
Francois Beauchemin -- Brandon Montour
Korbinian Holzer -- Kevin Bieksa
Scratched: Jaycob Megna, Giovanni Fiore
Injured: Patrick Eaves (lower body), Ryan Miller (upper body), Ryan Getzlaf (lower body), Ryan Kesler (hip surgery), Hampus Lindholm (shoulder surgery), Sami Vatanen (shoulder surgery)
Eaves and Miller each will be eligible to come off injured reserve when the Ducks host the New York Islanders on Wednesday.
Simmonds scored three goals against the Sharks and has 16 points (10 goals, six assists) in 27 career games against Anaheim, including the first goal of his NHL career on Oct. 14, 2008. He has a 21.7 career shooting percentage against the Ducks, his best against any NHL opponent. … Gibson is 3-0-0 against the Flyers with a 2.32 goals-against average and .931 save percentage.