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Canadiens vs Flyers game thread & lineups

Home Sweet Home Habs look to extend win streak to five vs Flyers in Montreal.

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I feel like this four game home stand is like a best franchises of the 70s medley. The Habs have faced a 3 time winner* of the Avco cup in the Jets and the only two franchises (Bruins and Flyers) not named the Canadiens to win cups in the 70s. Throw-in the Guy Lapointe sweater retirement party against the Wild and this week has a definite 70s flavour to it.

And now, as then, sees the Canadiens beating up on their opponents.

The Canadiens posted one of their most convincing wins of the season against the Bruins on Thursday and look to stretch their four game win streak to five against the Flyers who are missing 3 core D in Timonen, Schenn, and MacDonald. The Flyers, however, are not easy pickings as they, unlike the Bruins, have a functional top line in Simmonds, Giroux, and Voracek. Voracek is currently riding high on a nine game point streak and has rounded into one of the games most offensive wings.

The Habs may once again dress 7 D with Nathan Beaulieu seeing time on the fourth line wing with Drayson Bowman waiting to make his Habs season debut. sitting (he made a forgettable debut against the Jets).

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST (8:30 In Newfoundland!)

In Canada (English): Sportsnet

In the Canadiens region (French): TVA

In Philadelphia: CSN-PH

In the US of A: NHL-N

Elsewhere: NHL Gamcenter Live or NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais PA Parenteau
Alex Galchenyuk Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Brandon Prust Lars Eller Jiri Sekac
Nathan Beaulieu Manny Malhotra Dale Weise
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov
P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin
Mike Weaver
Sergei Gonchar Tom Gilbert
Carey Price
Dustin Tokarski

Scratched: Drayson Bowman

Injured: Michael Bournival

As for the Philadelphia Flyers, here's how they'll look tonight:

Philadelphia Flyers Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Wayne Simmonds
Claude Giroux
Jakub Voracek
R.J. Umberger
Vincent Lecavalier Jason Akeson
Brayden Schenn Sean Couturier Matt Read
Zac Rinaldo Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Chris VandeVelde
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nicklas Grossmann
Mark Streit
Michael Del Zotto Nick Schultz
Braydon Coburn Carlo Colaiacovo
Ray Emery
Steve Mason

Injured: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots), Andrew MacDonald (lower body), Michael Raffl (lower body), Luke Schenn (upper body)

Scratched: Blair Jones, Ryan White

*Modern day Jets aren't the same franchise, but the name is the same - cut me some slack. The current Jets seem to be more of a spiritual successor to the WHA team than the Phoenix Coyotes.

Check out the opposing side at Broad Street Hockey (like they need any more hits)