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    Flyers vs Golden Knights | 4th Oct 2018

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    by Danny Webster / Correspondent

    FLYERS (0-0-0) at GOLDEN KNIGHTS (0-0-0)

    10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, SN360, SN1, TVAS, NBCSP, NHL.TV

    The Game

    Max Pacioretty will play his first game for the Vegas Golden Knights when they face the Philadelphia Flyers at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday in the season opener for each team.

    The forward was acquired in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens on Sept. 9 and signed a four-year, $28 million contract extension (average annual value $7 million) the next day. Pacioretty played the first 10 seasons of his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens.

    The Golden Knights, beginning their second NHL season, will play for the first time since losing the Stanley Cup Final in five games to the Washington Capitals.

    Forward James van Riemsdyk will play his first game with the Flyers since 2011-12. Van Riemsdyk, the No. 2 pick by Philadelphia in the 2007 NHL Draft, signed a five-year, $35 million contract (AAV $7 million) with the Flyers on July 1 after playing the past six seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Players to watch
    Flyers center Sean Couturier scored an NHL career-high 76 points (31 goals, 45 assists) last season and was a finalist for the Selke Trophy as the top defensive forward in the NHL.

    Golden Knights center Paul Stastny also will make his Vegas debut. He signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract (AAV $6.5 million) on July 1 after playing with the St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets last season.

    They said it
    "We know what kind of a team they are. They work, they play fast, they play tenacious, they play hard so you have to respect that out of your opponent, but at the same time it's all about us." -- Flyers coach Dave Hakstol

    "It's a different year. We'll see what happens. We hope to get off to a great start. That was real key last year. We felt we were consistent all year long." -- Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant

    Flyers projected lineup
    Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny

    Oskar Lindblom -- Nolan Patrick -- Jakub Voracek

    James van Riemsdyk -- Mikhail Vorobyev -- Wayne Simmonds

    Scott Laughton -- Jori Lehtera -- Michael Raffl

    Shayne Gostisbehere -- Ivan Provorov

    Andrew MacDonald -- Robert Hagg

    Travis Sanheim -- Radko Gudas

    Brian Elliott

    Anthony Stolarz

    Scratched: Christian Folin, Jordan Weal, Dale Weise, Calvin Pickard

    Injured: Michal Neuvirth (lower body), Samuel Morin (knee), Alex Lyon (lower body), Corban Knight (upper body), Pascal Laberge (hip)

    Golden Knights projected lineup
    Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith

    Max Pacioretty -- Paul Stastny -- Erik Haula

    Tomas Nosek -- Oscar Lindberg -- Ryan Carpenter

    William Carrier -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Ryan Reaves

    Shea Theodore -- Deryk Engelland

    Colin Miller -- Brayden McNabb

    Nick Holden -- Jon Merrill

    Marc-Andre Fleury

    Malcolm Subban

    Scratched: Brad Hunt, Jake Bischoff, Nate Schmidt (suspension)

    Injured: Alex Tuch (lower body), Cody Eakin (lower body)

    Status report
    Pickard was claimed off waivers by Philadelphia from Toronto on Tuesday. … Tuch and Eakin each is week to week.

    Stat pack
    Philadelphia has won its past two season openers, each against a Pacific Division team (Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks). … Voracek needs two assists for 400 in the NHL. … Fleury can tie an NHL record with his 10th win in a season opener (Martin Brodeur and Curtis Joseph).

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    Great start to the season with a win over in the West against the Golden Knights.

    A few milestones on the night.
    400 total assists for Voracek
    Giroux moved into 3rd spot for most assists in Flyers history
    Vorobvey got his first point of his career

    The lines looked good. Elliott was also playing sharp.
    JVR has a great pass to assist on Haggs goal.
    Hagg played awesome with plenty of hits, an assist and a goal.

    Good win, hopefully this is what the season has on offer.

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