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

The Habs kick off a busy week with a home game against the Flyers.

The Habs are the last remaining team in the NHL without a regulation loss.

No, this isn’t déja-vu. Although the Habs are among the NHL’s cream of the crop right now, Habs fans are being cautiously optimistic about what this team has accomplished in the first two weeks of the season.

Going 4-0-1 in their first five, the Habs have looked good so far, although there is definite room for improvement in some areas. Shea Weber and Nathan Beaulieu have taken some criticism for their Corsi numbers in the first five games, with the pair a collective 42 percent in Corsi-for percentage, meaning the oppositions gets off more shots against the pairing by a margin of eight percent.

Carey Price has looked good in his first two starts in the crease, but isn’t as sharp as he can be. Still, Carey Price has only lost two games in his last fourteen starts for the Habs and was good enough to come away with the wins in his first two starts this season.

Michel Therrien rarely changes a winning lineup, and he looks to be sticking to the same lineup tonight against the Flyers that beat Boston on Saturday. However, the coaching staff was playing around with the powerplay lines today:

The Flyers are coming off a 6-3 against the Hurricanes on Saturday after dropping three games in a row to Western Conference teams (Arizona (OT), Chicago and Anaheim).

The puck drops at 7:30 PM EST.

How To Watch:

In Canada (French):  RDS

In Canada (English): SNE

In the Flyers region: CNS-PH

Elsewhere:  NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty
Alex Galchenyuk
Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen
Tomas Plekanec
Alexander Radulov
Paul Byron
David Desharnais
Andrew Shaw
Phillip Danault
Torrey Mitchell
Brian Flynn
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nathan Beaulieu
Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Alexei Emelin
Greg Pateryn
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Scratched: Mikhail Sergachev, Daniel Carr

Injured: Zach Redmond (broken foot)

Philadelphia Flyers projected lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Brayden Schenn
Claude Giroux
Wayne Simmonds
Travis Konecny
Sean Couturier
Jakub Voracek
Nick Cousins
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
Matt Read
Chris Vandevelde
Boyd Gordon
Roman Lyubimov
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nick Schultz
Mark Streit
Andrew Macdonald Shayne Gostisbehere
Ivan Provorov
Brandon Manning
Steve Mason
Michal Neuvirth


Injured: Michael Del Zotto (lower body), Scott Laughton (lower body), Michael Raffl (abdominal injury)

Suspended: Dale Weise, Radko Gudas

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