SUNRISE, Fla. _ The Flyers Friday night will face a goalie who will be making his debut with the Florida Panthers.
Scott Clemmensen, who had a career season with New Jersey last season and signed with Florida as a free agent in the off-season, will get the start for the 1-4 Panthers.
Tomas Vokoun, who has an .885 save percentage since stopping 52 of 55 shots in an season-opening win, will be on the bench for Florida. The Panthers are trying to avoid their worst six-game start in history.
Florida hasn't played since Monday; the Flyers (3-1-1) haven't played since a 3-2 shootout loss to Anahiem Saturday and, after a five-day bonding session, are eager to return to action.
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The Flyers aren't trying to jnix the Phillies. They're just trying to avoid a potential conflict with the World Series.
Hence, the start time of the Flyers' game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Wachovia Center on Monday, Nov. 2 has changed from 7 p.m. to 5 p.m.
"We chose not to wait for the outcome of the National League Championship Series before making this decision to allow our fans ample time to adjust their schedules,” said Peter Luukko, the Comcast-Spectacor president.
Should the Phillies defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, the Phillies would host a potential Game Five of the World Series on Nov. 2, with the first pitch likely in the evening.
The time change is permanent and will not change back should there not be a World Series game to accommodate travel plans for the Lightning