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Canadiens vs. Flyers Game Thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

The Canadiens look to build off their Winter Classic win and cap off their eight-game road-trip with a win in Philadelphia.

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The Canadiens have had four days to relish the Winter Classic victory over the Bruins. In fact, they were able to go home for a couple of days before getting on a plane to Philadelphia yesterday, giving them some much needed time to appreciate the win and move on from what was one of the toughest months in franchise history.

Friday's game at Gillette Stadium was a step in the right direction for this team, with Brendan Gallagher back in the lineup, the Canadiens were able to score five goals in a game for the first time since November 25 in a 5-1 win over the New York Rangers.

The Flyers are coming off a three-game California road-trip in which they lost all three games in regulation. The Flyers are currently second-last in the Metropolitan Division, four points up on the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets. The Flyers have a collection of weapons up front that still make them a dangerous teams, with Claude Giroux leading the charge for his team with 29 points, and a solid starting goaltender in Steve Mason, but have been struggling in other components of their game.

The major difference between the Habs and Flyers is the Canadiens' superior secondary scoring, as the Canadiens boast eight players with 20 points or more, whereas the Flyers only have three (Giroux, Voracek, Simmonds).

Ben Scrivens gets the start tonight, as the Canadiens will play in New Jersey tomorrow night giving Mike Condon the night off after a stellar performance Friday.

The puck drops at 7:30 PM EST.

How To Watch:

In Canada (French): RDS
In Canada (English): Sportsnet East
In the Flyers' region: CSN-PH
In the United States: NBCSN
Elsewhere: NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Lars Eller Alex Galchenyuk Daniel Carr
Tomas Fleischmann David Desharnais Devante Smith-Pelly
Paul Byron Torrey Mitchell Brian Flynn
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nathan Beaulieu P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Alexei Emelin Mark Barberio
Ben Scrivens
Mike Condon

Scratched: Sven AndrighettoJarred Tinordi
Carey Price (lower body) Tom Gilbert (lower body), Dale Weise (upper body)

Philadelphia Flyers Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Jakub Voracek Claude Giroux Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl Sean Couturier Brayden Schenn
Matt Read Scott Laughton R.J. Umberger
Chris VandeVelde Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Ryan White
Left Defense
Right Defense
Michael Del Zotto Radko Gudas
Nick Schultz Mark Streit
Shayne Gostisbehere Luke Schenn
Michal Neuvirth
Steve Mason

Scratched: Evgeny Medvedev
Injuries: Vincent Lecavalier (back)

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