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Flyers-Caps face off in Rookie Game on Sept. 9

Sixth annual game resumes featuring Flyers top prospects

Thursday, 08.15.2013 / 10:14 AM / News
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With a full season on the horizon, the Flyers will resume a tradition with the Washington Capitals before Training Camp even begins.

The Flyers-Caps will face off for the sixth time in a 'Rookie Game' on Monday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. ET.

The game typically marks the end of Flyers Rookie Camp, leading into the main NHL team's Training Camp.

Washington will play host to this year's game at their practice facility, the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, but Flyers fans can watch the game via LIVE webcast at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com (more details to follow…)

The good news for Flyers fans is that the rookie squad owns an overall 3-2-0 record in the game over the last six years, taking the last meeting by a 3-2 score two years ago in front of 10,000 Flyers fans at the Wells Fargo Center.

The bad news is that the home team has won each game and neither team has strung together wins two years in-a-row. See recaps & results to the right...

The game serves as a first-glimpse of future Flyers in game action.

The 2011 game saw the debut of Sean Couturier after being drafted earlier in the summer, and Brayden Schenn, who was acquired by the Flyers just prior to the Draft.

Other present day Flyers who have made their debut in Orange & Black in the annual game include the likes of: Zac Rinaldo, Jason Akeson, Oliver Lauridsen, Tye McGinn and yes, Flyers captain Claude Giroux in 2007.

What fans can expect this year is a strong likelihood that 2013 first round draft pick, Sam Morin, will see his first action as Flyers property, while the team's 2nd round draft pick from 2012, goaltender Anthony Stolarz, could see time between the pipes.

On the bench for the Flyers will be Terry Murray, the club's head coach of their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, joined by his assistant coach, former Flyer Riley Cote.

The final roster won't be finalized until Flyers rookie camp, which starts in early September, while dates and details for camp will be announced at a later time. But one thing you can count on is competition.

Unlike Development Camp in the summer, prospects come to the Fall camp with one goal - to make the team.

And the Flyers front office will certainly be paying attention.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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