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5 THINGS: Flyers vs. Canadiens

Flyers face the Canadiens tonight in Montreal.

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

GAME NOTES

QUICK STATS

Season Series: 0-1-0

All-Time Record: 188 gp (72-79-30-7)

Leading Scorers: PHI: Giroux, 13 pts (2g-11a) | NYI: Weber (4g-6a), Galchenyuk (3g-7a), 10pts

Power Play: (PHI: 12-for-46, 26.1%, 4th) (MTL: 7-for-36, 19.4%, T-14th)

Penalty Kill: (PHI: 28-of-37, 75.7%, T-24th) (MTL: 37-for-45, 82.2%, 14th)

 

1. FROM THE CLUTCHES OF DEFEAT

The Flyers head into tonight on a three game winning streak with the last two ending in dramatic fashion and past regulation play… The Flyers have tied the game with the goalie pulled in favor of an extra attacker two straight games with under two minutes to play for just the second time in franchise history and first since Jan. 18-20, 1979… The Flyers have also had six straight games decided by one goal, going 4-2-0 in that stretch.

 

2. ABOUT LAST NIGHT

Montreal plays the second of a back-to-back after suffering their first regulation loss last night, a 10-0 loss at Columbus… The 10 goal margin tied the biggest loss in Canadiens history and first since an 11-1 loss in 1995 to Detroit… The Canadiens allowed 10 goals in the game after surrendering just 13 goals in their first 10 games of the entire season.

 

3. AMONG THE LEADERS

Despite last night's 10-0 loss, the Canadiens lead the NHL with a 9-1-1 record and 19 points… The Canadiens also lead the league in fewest goals-allowed per-game at 2.09, but are third in the NHL in allowing the most shots on net at 33.3… The Flyers are second in the NHL with 41 goals, tied for the NHL lead in power-play goals (12) and lead all teams in goals scored in the second period (21), while also ranking fourth in goals per game (3.42)… They lead the league in shots on goal (393) and are second in shots per game (32.8).

 

4. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER

THIS: The Flyers defense has the most points of any defense in the League, recording 38 points and nine goals so far this year.

THAT: The Flyers are winless in Montreal in their last five games, going 0-3-2, but are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games against the Canadiens at the Wells Fargo Center.

THE OTHER: The two teams have combined for just seven goals scored in the first period so far this season (MTL: 3 | PHI: 4).

 

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

FLYERS (LW: #93 - Jakub Voracek)

Voracek averages a point per-game with 20 points (7g-13a) in 20 games against the Habs, and recorded the lone Flyers goal in their first meeting of the season… Voracek ranks second in the NHL with 50 shots on goal and has three goals in his last four games… His six goals are in a 17-way tie for fourth overall in the NHL, including two of his Flyers teammates (Read & Simmonds).

CANADIENS (D: #6 - Shea Weber)

You'll see Weber a lot in tonight's game - he ranks fifth among all players in time-on-ice, averaging nearly 26 minutes per-game (25:51)… Weber is tied for second among all NHL defensemen with 10 points, as well as four goals… He leads all d-men and is tied for the lead among all NHL players with three game-winning goals… He also leads the entire NHL with a +14 rating.

 

TODAY AT 50

On November 5, 1995, in absence of his linemate and captain Eric Lindros, it was the "Mikael Renberg Show" at the Spectrum in a 6-1 rout of the Hartford Whalers. The Legion of Doom right winger scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season, including an assist. 

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