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.
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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
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
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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.