2010 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Flyers Fine Tune Lineup, Hope to Split in Chicago

May 31st, 2010 by Tom Dougherty Leave a reply »
We learned yesterday that Danny Carcillo will return to the lineup for Game Two against the Chicago Blackhawks, but we didn't know who was going to make an exit until today.

The Flyers announced that rookie James van Riemsdyk will be a healthy scratch in order to make room for the energizer bunny Carcillo.

"I have a lot of pent up energy that you'll probably see released tonight." said Carcillo.

Carcillo will replace left winger Simon Gagne on the top line, allowing Gagne to move onto a line with Claude Giroux and Arron Asham.

The Flyers second and fourth line will remain the same, which means Danny Briere will continue to center Ville Leino and Scott Hartnell.

It's not the only change as defenseman Oskars Bartulis enters to take Ryan Parent's place on the third defensive pairing.

Parent skated for only one 41-second shift in Game One against the Blackhawks, and was benched for the remainder of the game after being responsible for Chicago's first goal.

Bartulis, who hasn't played since Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, isn't much of an upgrade from Parent, but he will ...

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