- After arriving in Philadelphia in the wee hours of Friday morning, the Canadiens practiced at the Wells Fargo Center ahead of their tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. Michel Therrien’s troops will go in search of a third straight victory after besting the Maple Leafs and Capitals in the first two games of the current four-game road trip.
- All players were present at practice, except for defensemen Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin, both of whom were given a therapy day. In the absence of both rearguards, it is difficult to discern whether or not Therrien will make any changes in his defensive pairings ahead of the game against the Flyers on Saturday night.
- Jiri Sekac was reunited with Tomas Plekanec on a line with Alex Galchenyuk at practice after the trio showed tremendous jump when paired together during Thursday night’s tilt in Washington. For his part, Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau assumed Sekac’s spot on a line with Lars Eller and Rene Bourque, while David Desharnais centered a trio with Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher. Therrien, however, indicated that a decision concerning any and all lineup changes for the game against Philadelphia will come on Saturday.
- Based on the forward lines featured at practice, Dale Weise and Michael Bournival could be healthy scratches for the game against the Flyers.
Forward lines at practice: