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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Flyers

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

CANADIENS (2-0-0) @ FLYERS (0-2-0)

With two wins in as many games to start the regular season, the Canadiens will try to make it a perfect 3-0-0 on Saturday in Philadelphia.

The Flyers for their part, will be looking for their first win in 2014-15 to avoid going 0-3-0 after dropping their first two to begin the year.

Carey Price should be back in the blue paint on Saturday, following Dustin Tokarski's start on Thursday in Washington, whose 29-save outing earned the 25-year-old backup netminder the night's first star in a shootout win over the Capitals.

Head coach Michel Therrien has since confirmed his intention to continue sharing the work between his two goalkeepers in similar back-to-back situations over the course of the season.

At practice on Friday, meanwhile, the Canadiens coach iced the same lines he did during the second half of the evening in Washington. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau skated alongside Lars Eller and Rene Bourque, while Jiri Sekac was on the Tomas Plekanec line, replacing Brendan Gallagher, who practised with Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais.

Therrien, however, hasn't yet confirmed which lines he'll use opposite the Flyers, and also to be determined are the game's healthy scratches, although Dale Weise and Michael Bournival could once again sit the game out.

On the opposite end of the ice, Flyers head coach Craig Berube hasn't named his starting goaltender yet, but Ray Emery may well get his first start of the season on Saturday. The 32-year-old registered nine wins and 12 losses a year ago, compiling a 2.96 GAA and .903 save percentage.

Defenseman Braydon Coburn, injured during the Flyers' home opener on Thursday, is also questionable heading into Saturday's game.

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