Preview: Flyers at Canadiens (Game 63)

Updated: February 26, 2018 at 6:55 pm by John Gove

The Philadelphia Flyers (33-19-10) close out the month of February on the Monday night against the Montreal Canadiens (23-29-9) on the road at Bell Centre.

Philadelphia is currently on a five-game winning streak and 11-game point streak, and are driven to reach the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.

Watch / Listen / FACE-OFF

TV: NBCSP

LISTEN: 97.5 FM

PUCK DROP: 7:30 P.M.

Line Combinations: Courtesy of Daily Faceoff

Philadelphia Flyers Line Combinations

Claude Giroux – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny

Jordan Weal – Nolan Patrick – Jake Voracek

Oskar Lindblom – Scott Laughton – Michael Raffl

Jori Lehtera – Valtteri Filppula – Dale Weise

Ivan Provorov – Shayne Gostisbehere

Robert Hagg – Andrew MacDonald

Brandon Manning – Radko Gudas

Petr Mrazek 

Montreal Canadiens Line Combinations

Max Pacioretty – Jonathan Drouin – Artturi Lehkonen

Alex Galchenyuk – Phillip Danault – Charles Hudon

Paul Byron – Jacob De La Rose – Brendan Gallagher

Nicolas Deslauriers – Byron Froese – Daniel Carr

Victor Mete – Jeff Petry 

Karl Alzner – Noah Juulsen

Joe Morrow – Jordie Benn

Antti Niemi 

Three Storylines to Watch

The Flyers didn’t make much of a splash on trade deadline day. They claimed veteran rearguard Johnny Oduya off waivers before losing Mark Alt to Colorado. They sent Oskar Lindblom down to the AHL in a paper move to make him eligible for the AHL playoffs and recalled Matt Read. Read will remain with the Flyers for the remainder of the season, but it remains to be seen if he’ll play tonight. Lindblom could very well be called back up and draw into the lineup against the Habs.

Tonight, Philadelphia has the opportunity to obtain the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. The Flyers can take over first place with a win and a Washington Capitals loss of any kind or a Capitals loss in regulation and a Flyers loss in a shootout or overtime. Washington plays the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road.

Claude Giroux is having himself quite the bounce-back season. The Flyers captain currently sits in third place in the NHL scoring race with 74 points and is on a four-game point streak. He also has four points in two games against the Habs this season. Finally, Giroux is just one point away from tying Tim Kerr for sixth place on Philadelphia’s all-time scoring list with 650 points.

 

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