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Wednesday, November 28th (All times eastern)

Philadelphia Flyers (13-8-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (13-8-3), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers will visit the Carolina Hurricanes for the second time in a week, as the clubs meet for tonight's battle at the RBC Center.

The Flyers and Hurricanes played last Wednesday in Raleigh and Philadelphia was able to post a 6-3 victory as Daniel Briere notched a hat trick for the visiting club.

Philly has played three games since and is 1-1-1 in those affairs. After losing to Washington in overtime on Friday, the Flyers beat Ottawa on Saturday before losing Monday's test to Boston. The two losses were at home while the win came in Ottawa.

The Flyers were dealt a 6-3 setback by the Bruins on Monday, as Marc Savard paced Boston with a goal and three assists.

Mike Richards notched a goal and an assist for the Flyers, while Mike Knuble and Scottie Upshall also hit the back of the net. Philadelphia has just two wins in its last six games (2-2-2).

Starter Martin Biron had a rough game, allowing three goals on 14 shots in just 24 minutes of action. Antero Niittymaki surrendered two goals on 17 shots over the remainder of the contest to take the loss.

Philadelphia forward Scott Hartnell was suspended two games for his hit on Boston's Andrew Alberts on Monday. On the play, which occurred with 5:38 remaining in the second period, Hartnell collided with Alberts, who was sliding on his knees near the boards at center ice. Hartnell's elbow and shoulder hit Alberts flush in the side of the head, causing it to collide with the dasher violently.

Hartnell received a major for boarding and a game misconduct for the infraction. He is the fourth Flyer this season to be suspended this season.

The Flyers could also be without defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who is currently hampered by a lower body injury.

The Hurricanes have also struggled recently, losing two of three and four of their last six contests as well.

Carolina last played on Saturday in the nation's capital and was handed a 5-2 loss by Washington as Alexander Ovechkin scored a pair of goals for the Capitals.

Ray Whitney and Erik Cole scored the goals for Carolina. John Grahame made 29 saves in the loss in place of starter Cam Ward, as the Hurricanes played their second game in as many days.

Tonight's test marks the first of two straight at home for the Hurricanes, who are 7-4-1 as the host club this year. Carolina will close out the brief homestand with Friday's test against Washington.

The Flyers are 7-6-0 on the road this year.

Philadelphia has won three straight and four of the last five meetings against the Hurricanes.

11/28 10:52:18 ET


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