Flyers at Bruins Preseason: Storylines, Game Time and More

The roster evaluation continues Monday night when the Flyers visit the Bruins for their fifth exhibition game.

The team's roster is at 34 players and needs to be down to the maximum 23 by Oct. 1.

The Flyers play the Rangers Thursday night before flying out to Switzerland Friday for their preseason finale Sept. 30.

Let's get into the essentials for tonight:

When: 7 p.m. ET
Where: TD Garden
Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia+

• A lot of bottom-six candidates to watch.

The Flyers last Saturday liked the line of Carsen Twarynski, Scott Laughton and Chris Stewart, so they're going to take another look at it tonight. Could Twarynski win a job with another standout performance? Head coach Alain Vigneault called the winger the "best player on the ice" in the Flyers' 4-1 win over the Rangers.

The third line features three roster hopefuls: Andy Andreoff, German Rubtsov and Nicolas Aube-Kubel. A big game for Rubtsov down the middle could do wonders for the 21-year-old's chances. He has impressed with his steadiness; providing some offense would be a major plus. Aube-Kubel has also drawn praise from the Flyers' staff, while Andreoff is experienced with a blend of physicality and scoring, but has to show more.

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• Keep an eye on Philippe Myers.

Following a great rookie game, the 22-year-old defenseman has played two preseason games and accumulated six penalty minutes. It looks like he's trying to do a little too much at times, which is understandable given he's 6-foot-5, mobile and shooting to win a job. However, Myers is at his best when he stays within himself - and that's what the Flyers want.

"There's some upside there, but right now I think he might be trying to do a little bit too much," Vigneault said after last Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Bruins. "He needs to be strong in his 1-on-1 battles and keeping his puck decisions at a high percentage. I've seen him play at the Worlds, I've seen him play better than he has tonight. He's going to get another opportunity to play."

• Brian Elliott will start and is expected to play the full game. Carter Hart will get the full game Thursday.

Quotable

I expect a set of cuts after the Monday game and then that will probably leave us with just a couple of decisions after the New York game, before going to Europe.

- Vigneault to reporters on Sunday

Projected lineup

Forwards

James van Riemsdyk-Sean Couturier-Travis Konecny
Connor Bunnaman-Kevin Hayes-Oskar Lindblom
Andy Andreoff-German Rubtsov-Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Carsen Twarynski-Scott Laughton-Chris Stewart 

Defensemen

Travis Sanheim-Philippe Myers
Shayne Gostisbehere-Justin Braun
Samuel Morin-Mark Friedman

Goalies

Brian Elliott
Carter Hart

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