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:
#Habs power play:— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) October 24, 2016
Pacioretty - Galchenyuk - Gallagher
Radulov - Weber
Lehkonen - Plekanec/Desharnais - Shaw
Markov - Petry
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
|Andrei Markov||Jeff Petry|
Scratched: Mikhail Sergachev, Daniel Carr
Injured: Zach Redmond (broken foot)
|Andrew Macdonald||Shayne Gostisbehere|
Injured: Michael Del Zotto (lower body), Scott Laughton (lower body), Michael Raffl (abdominal injury)
Suspended: Dale Weise, Radko Gudas