PHILADELPHIA - Here are five things you need to know ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.
1. The Canadiens are coming off tough loss to the Chicago Blackhawks over the weekend. Claude Julien's troops put 48 shots on Blackhwks starter Corey Crawford, but couldn't solve him in a 2-0 defeat at the Bell Centre. The Habs are having scoring trouble at a critical point in their season. They've netted just six goals in their last six outings. Following Tuesday's morning skate in the City of Brotherly Love, the veteran bench boss indicated that he wouldn't be making any lineup changes.
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2. This will mark the third and final meeting between the Canadiens and Flyers this season. The two teams split the first two games. The Canadiens won the most recent encounter, posting a 5-1 victory on February 21 at the Bell Centre. That night, Brendan Gallagher registered the first hat trick of his NHL career, while Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Tomas Tatar also found the back of the net. Tuesday night's game will be the first in Philadelphia this season.
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3. Goaltender Carey Price has been stellar of late. Even with a 1-2-0 record in his last three starts, Price has kept the Canadiens in games time and again. During that stretch, the Anahim Lake, BC native boasts a 1.69 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage.
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4. The Flyers picked up a big win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. Forward James van Riemsdyk tied things up with just 19 seconds left in regulation time, before Sean Couturier scored the game-winning goal in overtime. With the victory, Scott Gordon's squad is just three points back of the Canadiens for ninth spot in the Eastern Conference. Captain Claude Giroux leads the Flyers with 76 points, while Couturier is the club's top goal-scorer with 29.
5. Puck drop on Tuesday night is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. You can watch the game on TSN2 and RDS, and listen to all the action on TSN Radio 690 and 98,5 fm. Following the game, the Canadiens will return home to battle the New York Islanders for the second time in seven days.