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The Canadiens can sweep their season series against the Flyers tonight with a win.

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After two strong wins on the weekend, the Habs come into tonight's game against the Flyers on somewhat of a roll. Dale Weise, Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais combined for 12 points on the weekend, firing up 4 goals and 8 assists; P.K. Subban had 3 assists on Saturday against the Devils, and Tomas Plekanec notched 2 goals.

Tonight, the Habs face the Flyers who are without goaltender Steve Mason after he sustained a lower-body injury during a TV timeout on Sunday against the Washington Capitals. With Mason out, the Habs have a chance to push their current winning streak to three games, and if they do so, it will be the seventh time this season the Habs have gone on a winning streak of three games or more.

The Flyers are still very much a threat despite the injury to Mason. Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek are one of the best forward duos in the league, having combined for 5 points in the two games played against the Habs this season, all assists, Voracek with 3, and Giroux with 2.

The teams hit the ice at 7:30 PM EST.

In Canada (English): Sportsnet  East
In Canada (French):  RDS
In the Flyers region: Comcast Sports
Elsewhere: NHL Center Ice or NHL Gamecenter Live

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Dale Weise
Alex Galchenyuk Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Brandon Prust Lars Eller Jiri Sekac
Michaël Bournival Jacob de la Rose Christian Thomas
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov P.K. Subban
Nathan Bealieu Sergei Gonchar
Alexei Emelin Tom Gilbert
Carey Price
Dustin Tokarski

Scratched: Mike WeaverManny Malhotra
P.A. Parenteau (concussion)

Philadelphia Flyers Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Brayden Schenn Claude Giroux Jakub Voracek
Matt Read Sean Couturier Wayne Simmonds
R.J. Umberger Scott Laughton Ryan White
Chris Vandevelde Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Vincent Lecavalier
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nick Schultz Mark Streit
Andrew Macdonald Nicklas Grossmann
Michael Del Zotto Luke Schenn
Ray Emery
Anthony Stolarz

Scratched: Carl Colaiacovo, Zac Rinaldo
Steve Mason (lower-body), Kimmo Timonen (blood clots), Michael Raffl (day-to-day), Braydon Coburn (lower-body)

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