Flyers Aiming For Fourth in a Row Against Canadiens

Feb 24, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Rem Pitlick (32) battles for the puck Philadelphia Flyers left wing Noah Cates (49) and defenseman Travis Sanheim (6) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 24, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Rem Pitlick (32) battles for the puck Philadelphia Flyers left wing Noah Cates (49) and defenseman Travis Sanheim (6) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Flyers come in to the final game of the home stand having won three games in a row. They are 4-1-1 and their last six games. There are just three weeks left in the season as Philadelphia tries to end things on a high note.

To finish up this long home stand, the Flyers will welcome in the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal is looking for the season sweep, having won the previous two matchups.

Philadelphia Flyers

Record: 28-32-12 (68 points, 7th in Metro)

The Flyers have played well as of late, much to the chagrin of some people. They still sit in the bottom half of the league, 26th to be exact. But getting good results towards the end of the year is important for a team looking to rebuild.

Joel Farabee, once sporting a 26-game goalless drought, now have four goals and seven points in his last five games. He is currently on a five-game point streak. Owen Tippett has six points in his last five games. Morgan Frost has seven points in his last five games.

The Flyers younger players are beginning to carry the load down the stretch, something that John Tortorella has been happy to see. These players are likely the foundation of what Philadelphia will look like in the upcoming years. So getting strong play, even at a time that doesn’t mean much, is very important.

Carter Hart has wins in his last four games and is coming off his second shutout of the season. He faced under 30 shots in the last two games, something that has only happened three other times in games he hasn’t been pulled from.

Projected Lineup

Joel Farabee – Noah Cates – Owen Tippett

Brendan Lemieux – Morgan Frost – Wade Allison 

James van Riemsdyk – Kevin Hayes – Kieffer Bellows

Nicolas Deslauriers – Scott Laughton 

Ivan Provorov – Cam York

Travis Sanheim – Rasmus Ristolainen

Nick Seeler – Tony DeAngelo

Justin Braun 

Carter Hart

Montreal Canadiens

Record: 30-38-6 (66 points, 8th in Atlantic)

It has been a season to forget for the Canadiens. They currently have nine players on injured reserve: Josh Anderson, Juraj Slafkovsky, Kaiden Guhle, Cole Caufield, Christian Dvorak, Carey Price, Anahim Lake, Paul Byron, Arber Xhekaj, and Sean Monahan.

Despite having missed over two months, Caufield still leads the team in goals. It’s similar to how Travis Konecny has missed over a month and still leads the Flyers in goals. Nick Suzuki has been playing well in Caufield’s absence, however. He has 24 points in the 28 games since the team lost their top scorer. Suzuki also has 10 points in his last five games.

Kirby Dach, in his first season with Montreal, is having a career year in all offensive categories. He’s second on the team with 38 points. Josh Anderson has posted just the second 20-goal campaign of his career.

Cayden Primeau will make his first start of the season for the Canadiens. In 19 career games for Montreal, he has posted a 3-10-2 record to go along with a 4.18 SV% and a .873 GAA. He has appeared in one game this season, coming on in relief against the Panthers on January 19th. He allowed one goal on seven total shots faced.

Projected Lineup

Rafael Harvey-Pinard – Nick Suzuki – Mike Hoffman

Denis Gurianov – Kirby Dach – Jonathan Drouin

Jesse Ylönen – Jake Evans – Brendan Gallagher

Michael Pezzetta – Chris Tierney – Alex Belzile

Mike Matheson – David Savard

Joel Edmundson – Justin Barron

Jordan Harris – Johnathan Kovacevic

Cayden Primeau

Where, When, and How to Watch/Listen

Time:  7:00 PM

 Where: Wells Fargo Center

Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: 97.5 FM

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