The Flyers have Monday off after starting the shortened season with a pair off losses, most recently to Buffalo (see story).
In the defeat, Zac Rinaldo suffered a nasty skate cut which required 20 stitches and his status is still uncertain (see story).
Now, here's a preview of tonight's action around the NHL:
Sabres at Maple Leafs, 7 p.m.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres each took their first steps toward putting behind a pair of disappointing seasons.
If the recent matchups in Toronto are any indication, the Maple Leafs might have the better chance to win in their next game as well.
While trying to get off to another strong start, they'll seek a sixth consecutive home victory over the Sabres on Monday night.
Owners of the league's longest active playoff drought, Toronto hasn't made it to the postseason since 2003-04 and hasn't finished with more than 85 points in any of the past five campaigns. The Maple Leafs failed to build on 4-0-1 starts in each of the last two seasons.
Panthers at Senators, 7:30 p.m.
The Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators made noteworthy turnarounds last season and enter this campaign looking for more following first-round playoff defeats.
Each team opened this season with a victory but the Senators might have a better chance at another one Monday night, judging by their recent home dominance of the Panthers.
Florida finished last in the Eastern Conference in 2010-11 but won its first division title last season and ended a 12-year playoff drought. The Panthers, though, fell in seven games to New Jersey in that long-awaited postseason appearance.
Florida got its drive to return to the playoffs off to a strong start as Brian Campbell scored two opening-period goals in a 5-1 rout of Carolina in Saturday's season opener. Former first-round draft pick Jonathan Huberdeau, 19, had a goal and two assists in his NHL debut, and 39-year-old linemate Alex Kovalev matched that production.
Red Wings at Blue Jackets, 7:30 p.m.
The Detroit Red Wings endured a historically bad opener while the Columbus Blue Jackets enjoyed a surprisingly good one.
The Red Wings may be in an angry mood as they try to bounce back from a lackluster effort and spoil the Blue Jackets' home opener Monday night.
Detroit fell 6-0 at St. Louis on Saturday. It was outshot 36-14, allowed four power-play goals on five chances and went 0 for 4 with the man advantage.
"I can think of four goals that were just gifts, not even earned," coach Mike Babcock told the Red Wings' official website. "You got to give them credit, they were all over us, and we didn't generate anything."
Ducks at Flames, 9 p.m.
Ageless wonder Teemu Selanne helped the Anaheim Ducks kick off their season in impressive fashion.
The Calgary Flames' opener didn't go nearly as well.
The Ducks look to make it two in a row Monday night as they face the Flames, who try to avoid dropping their first two home games for the first time in five seasons.
Even at 42, Selanne appears to have plenty left in the tank. The right winger, who contemplated retirement yet again during the lengthy lockout, tallied two goals and two assists Saturday as Anaheim (1-0-0) cruised to a 7-3 win at Vancouver.
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