• MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press
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PHILADELPHIA — Wayne Simmonds expects to lose some teeth in the next few days. On Saturday, he suited up and ensured the Flyers wouldn’t lose a game.

For months, the hype surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers has made words like “playoffs” and “expectations” a normal part of conversation. The players as well as head coach Brett Brown have fueled the fire, echoing the hopes of making it into the postseason.

LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Quick made 35 saves in the first season-opening shutout of his career, and the Los Angeles Kings won in new head coach John Stevens' debut, 2-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

If Monday was an indication, the Philadelphia Flyers will have Claude Giroux centering Jake Voracek and rookie hotshot Oskar Lindblom when they face the New York Islanders in a split-squad exhibition game Wednesday at Allentown’s PPL Center.

New goalie Brian Elliott arrived Friday at the Philadelphia Flyers’ practice facility in Voorhees, eager to show that his strong second half last season — he went 17-6-1 with a 2.24 goals-against average and .924 save percentage — will carry into 2017-18.