Philadelphia Flyers (7-5-2, 16pts)
Montreal Canadiens (8-5-2, 18pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 93.3 WMMR
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION
Season Series (2018-19): 1-2-0
All-Time Record: 196gp (77-82-30-7)
PHI - Travis Konecny: 15-pts (7g-8a)
MTL - Brendan Gallagher (7g-6a) & Tomas Tatar (5g-8a): 16-pts
1. POINTS & PERCENTAGE
The Flyers are 5-1-1 at home, which is the best win percentage (.785) in the Metropolitan Division, T-2nd in the Eastern Conference and T-3rd home winning percentage in the NHL, trailing only Boston (.937) and Vancouver (.833)... It's also the Flyers best start at home since the 2007-08 season when they started out 6-0-1 through their first seven home outings... Tonight ends a three-game homestand and kicks off a three games in four nights schedule in which they will play back-to-back games over the weekend on the road (SAT at TOR, SUN at BOS).
2. HABS ON A ROLL
The Canadiens have won four of their last five games coming into tonight and have scored four or more goals in each of the wins, which included handing the Boston Bruins their second regulation loss of the season and ending their six-game winning streak last game... Montreal has earned points in six of eight road games, going 4-2-2, and average 3.75 goals per-game while on the road, which is the third-best among all NHL teams... The Canadiens have also scored first in 10 of 15 games, which is tied for second-most in the NHL, and won eight of those 10 times - also T-2nd in the NHL.
3. STREAKS & SUCH
Both Sean Couturier & Oskar Lindblom (2g-3a) have points in four straight games... The Flyers power play has posted a goal in four straight home games and has the NHL's 2nd best power play on home ice (35.4%)... After recording a power-play goal in eight of their first nine games of the season, Montreal has scored just once on the power play in their last six games, including going four straight without a PPG... Habs goaltender Carey Price has played in 12 of 15 games and has seven of Montreal's eight wins on the season, posting a 7-4-1 record with a 2.75 GAA & .910 save percentage.
4. GOALS, GOALS & MORE GOALS
The Flyers have scored 23 goals in the third period, which is second-most in the NHL, and is the same amount of goals in their first (11) and second period (12) combined... The Canadiens are right behind the Flyers, T-3rd in the NHL with 21 goals in the third period, but also rank 3rd in the NHL in first period goals (19)... The Canadiens lead all Eastern Conference teams, and are ranked second in the NHL, for even-strength, 5-on-5 goals (40)... Both Michael Raffl (6) and James van Riemsdyk (15) have more goals against the Canadiens than any other team in their career.
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (D: #9 - Ivan Provorov)
Provorov leads the team's defense in scoring with nine points (3g-6a)... He has all three of his goals, and eight of his nine total points on the year in home games, while also recording a +6 rating... Two of his three goals are game-winning goals... He also leads the team in ice-time at 23:52 per-game and dating back to last season, he has logged over 20 minutes of TOI in 63 consecutive games.
CANADIENS (D: #6 - Shea Weber)
The Habs captain has points in three of his last four (1g-3a) and is tied for the defense lead in scoring with 10 points (2g-8a), seven of which, including both goals on the season, have come on the road (2g-5a)... Weber has the second-most points per-game (0.82) against the Flyers than any other team with 14 points (4g-10a) in 17 career meetings.