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Canadiens vs. Flyers: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

Montreal looks to snap their five-game losing streak

Kate Frese / SB Nation

The Montreal Canadiens are heading to the city of brotherly love and at least this time there’s no Super Bowl parade. The Habs losing streak started in Philadelphia on February 8, the same day the city celebrated their first Super Bowl championship.

The Canadiens have a slightly different look than the last time they played the Flyers. Phillip Danault is back, making his return from a concussion suffered at the hands of a Zdeno Chara slap shot.

The team will also have Nicolas Deslauriers back in the lineup after being out for two games, fresh off of his contract extension. Logan Shaw and Nikita Scherbak are out. Shaw as a healthy scratch and Scherbak is back in the AHL to make room for Danault.

Jonathan Drouin and Max Pacioretty will once again play together with Artturi Lehkonen on their right. Danault will play between Alex Galchenyuk and Charles Hudon.

Carey Price (15-22-5, 2.98 GAA, .904 sv%) starts for the Canadiens after relieving Antti Niemi on Saturday.

For the Philadelphia Flyers, they are dealing with a myriad of injuries. Wayne Simmonds is expected to be out 2-3 weeks and their goaltending depth was hit hard as well. Michal Neuvirth and Brian Elliott are also hurt forcing the team to trade for Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings.

Mrazek will not be starting tonight, that will go to rookie Alex Lyon (1-1-0, 3.27 GAA, .895 sv%).

The Flyers are currently tied with the New Jersey Devils for the final Metropolitain division playoff berth and top Wild Card. They are six points clear of the second Wild Card team, the Carolina Hurricanes.

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
Elsewhere: GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Jonathan Drouin Artturi Lehkonen
Alex Galchenyuk Phillip Danault Charles Hudon
Paul Byron Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Nicolas Deslauriers Byron Froese Daniel Carr


Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Karl Alzner Jeff Petry
Joe Morrow Jordie Benn
Victor Mete David Schlemko


Carey Price
Antti Niemi

Philadelphia Flyers projected lineup


Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Claude Giroux Sean Couturier Travis Konecny
Jordan Weal Nolan Patrick Jakub Voracek
Oskar Lindblom Scott Laughton Michael Raffl
Jori Lehtera Valtteri Filppula Dale Weise


Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ivan Provorov Shayne Gostisbehere
Robert Hagg Andrew MacDonald
Brandon Manning Radko Gudas


Alex Lyon
Petr Mrazek