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Game Preview : Canadiens @ Flyers

The Canadiens will play their lone regular-season game in Philadelphia on Thursday

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

CANADIENS (30-14-7) @ FLYERS (25-20-6)
 
The Canadiens and Flyers will meet for the final time during the regular season on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Canadiens won the first two meetings of the year between the two teams, including their most recent encounter back on November 5 by a score of 5-4 at the Bell Centre.

Video: Price, strong offense lifts Habs over Flyers, 5-4

As was the case during the first two games, Carey Price will be between the pipes for the Canadiens. The veteran goaltender boasts a 13-9-2 record in 23 career outings against the Flyers. His counterpart in the Flyers net will be Michal Neuvirth.

After seeing Andrei Markov, David Desharnais and Greg Pateryn return to the lineup on Tuesday night against the Sabres, head coach Michel Therrien will also be able to count on Alex Galchenyuk up front on Thursday night as he makes his return following a three-game absence due to injury.
 
Unable to play against the Sabres after coming down with the flu,
Jeff Petry could be back patrolling the Canadiens' blue line in the City of Brotherly Love. A decision on Petry's playing status will come during the day on Thursday.

The Canadiens will look to pick up where they left off when they bested the Sabres 5-2 at the Bell Centre. Captain Max Pacioretty led the charge with his second hat trick of the season. David Desharnais and Paul Byron had the other two markers for the Habs.
 
The Flyers, meanwhile, dropped their first outing following the All-Star break by a score of 5-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes. That snapped Philadelphia's three-game winning streak.

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