Philadelphia Flyers (14-7-5, 33pts)
Montreal Canadiens (11-9-5, 27pts)
at Bell Centre | Montreal, Quebec
TIME: 3:00 p.m. | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION
Season Series: 1-0-0
All-Time Record: 197gp (78-82-30-7)
PHI - Travis Konecny: 24-pts (8g-16a)
MTL - Tomas Tatar: 22-pts (7g-15a)
1. NOVEMBER REIGN
The Flyers come in riding a three-game win streak, five-game point streak (4-0-1) and are the best team in the NHL in the month of November with 22 points and have a record of 9-2-4... With a win today, they would tie the franchise record for most points in November (24: 1979-80, 85-86 & 90-91) AND give them just their fourth 10-win month in the last decade (Feb. 2018: 10-1-2; March 2012: 11-3-2; Jan. 2011: 10-2-0)... A win tonight, coupled with a loss by NY Islanders (vs. CBJ), will also move the Flyers into 2nd place in the Metro Division.
2. UNLUCKY #7?
Montreal enters today's game having dropped six straight games, going 0-4-2, and have been outscored 31-16 in the process... In the six-game skid, the Habs have allowed four or more goals in five of the six AND allowed a total of 20 goals in their last three games... All six of the losses have come against the East with four of the six against Metropolitan Division opponents... PRIOR to the six-game skid, Montreal was one of the best teams in the East, earning points in five straight and eight of their previous nine, going 7-1-1 from Oct. 26-Nov. 15.
It's the second of three meetings against the Canadiens and the Flyers will look to go 2-0-0 after earning a 3-2 shootout win the first meeting in Philadelphia on Nov. 7... In that game the Flyers went penalty free, not allowing the Habs a power play... The Flyers have not even allowed a power-play opportunity to the Canadiens in three of their last four AND four of their last six meetings with Montreal... In the the six meetings, the Flyers have given the Canadiens just two power-play opportunities with the Habs going 0-for-2... The Flyers have not allowed a power-play goal to Montreal since Feb. 8, 2018.
4. BLUE LINE, BLUE CREASE
Rookie defenseman Philippe Myers has four (2g-2a) of his six (3g-3a) points playing on the road and leads the team with a +8 rating in seven road games... Montreal captain Shea Weber has points in three straight games (2g-1a) and is T-2nd among all NHL defensemen in goals (8)... Carey Price has started 21 of Montreal's 25 games, which is tied for the second-most of any NHL goalie this season (CGY: Rittich-22), and has 10 of the Habs' 11 victories thus far... Brian Elliott will start in net - through the first two months, the Flyers have started just two goaltenders, compared to last season, they had five goaltenders make at least one start at that point.
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (RW: #93 - Jakub Voracek)
Voracek is coming off a three-point game, all assists, in the Flyers 6-1 win over Detroit... He also has six points in his last four games (2g-4a) to go along with a +5 rating... Voracek averages nearly a point per-game against the Habs, recording 28 points (7g-21a) in 29 games with 26 of the 28 coming as a Flyer.
CANADIENS (RW: #11 - Brendan Gallagher)
Gallagher leads the team with 10 goals, all of which have come at even strength, which is also T-10th in the entire NHL... He also leads the team in goals on home ice (6) while ranking second with 11 points at the Bell Centre... Against the Flyers, he averages over a point per-game at home with seven goals and 11 points in 10 career games.