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NHL Preview: Montréal Canadiens (24-29-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (23-26-10)

MONTREAL CANADIENS NOTES:

À SURVEILLER CE SOIR / KEEP AN EYE ON…

  • The Canadiens and Flyers are facing each other for the 204th time in regular season. Including the playoffs, this will be the 241st match-up between the two teams.

DERNIER MATCH / LAST GAME – MTL 5 @ NJD 2 (@ PRUDENTIAL CENTER)
Buts MTL Goals – Barron, Kovacevic, Suzuki, Pitlick, Matheson
Buts NJD Goals – Bratt, Mercer (AN/PP)
Gardien MTL Goalie – Montembeault (38-40)
Gardien NJD Goalie – Vanecek (13-17)
Avantage numérique MTL Powerplay – 0/2
Avantage numérique NJD Powerplay – 1/3
Meneurs MTL Leaders – TOI (Matheson – 27:27) ; S (Anderson – 5) ; HT (Harris – 3) ; BS (Schueneman – 5)

MATCHS À VENIR / UPCOMING GAMES
25 FÉV. VS. OTTAWA 19 h / 7 p.m.
28 FÉV. @ SAN JOSE 22h30 / 10:30 p.m.
2 MARS @ LOS ANGELES 22h30 / 10:30 p.m.
3 MARS @ ANAHEIM 22 h / 10 p.m.
5 MARS @ VEGAS 18 h / 6 p.m.

RAPPORT MÉDICAL DE LA SAISON / SEASON INJURY REPORT
Joueur Player Date Blessure Injury Matchs ratés Games lost Retour Return
C. Price – Genou / Knee 57 –
P. Byron – Hanche / Hip 57 –
J. Evans – Bas du corps / Lower-body 14 –
B. Gallagher – Bas du corps / Lower-body 19 –
K. Guhle – Bas du corps / Lower-body 21 –
J. Slafkovsky – Bas du corps / Lower-body 13 –
S. Monahan – Bas du corps / Lower-body 32 –
C. Caufield – Épaule / Shoulder 11 –

RÉAFFECTATIONS, SIGNATURES ET TRANSACTIONS / ROSTER MOVES, SIGNINGS AND TRANSACTIONS
Les Canadiens ont réclamé l’attaquant Chris Tierney au ballottage (23/02)
The Canadiens have claimed forward Chris Tierney off waivers (02/23)
Les Canadiens ont rappelé le défenseur Corey Schueneman du Rocket de Laval (18/02)
The Canadiens have recalled defenseman Corey Schueneman from the Laval Rocket (02/18)
Les Canadiens ont rappelé les attaquants Alex Belzile et Jesse Ylönen du Rocket de Laval (09/02)
The Canadiens have recalled forwards Alex Belzile and Jesse Ylönen from the Laval Rocket (02/09)
Les Canadiens ont cédé les attaquants Alex Belzile et Jesse Ylönen au Rocket de Laval (31/01)
The Canadiens have loaned forwards Alex Belzile and Jesse Ylönen to the Laval Rocket (01/31)
Les Canadiens ont cédé l’attaquant Owen Beck aux Petes de Peterborough (28/01)
The Canadiens have loaned forward Owen Beck to the Peterborough Petes (01/28)

STATISTIQUES D’ÉQUIPE / TEAM STATISTICS – AVANT LES MATCHS DU 23/02 – BEFORE GAMES ON 02/23
PTS (52 – 26e/26th)
V/W (24 – 25e/25th)
BP/GF (152 – 29e/29th)
BC/GA (207 – 26e/26th)
Tirs-PM/Shots-PG (27.8 – 30e/30th)
Tirs accordés-PM/Shots allowed-PG (34.0 – 28e/28th)
MÉ/Hits (1101 – 28e/28th)
MP/PIM (713 – 2e/2nd)
AN/PP (16.7% – 28e/28th)
DN/PK (73.6% – 28e/28th)

LES CANADIENS CONTRE CHAQUE DIVISION L’AN DERNIER / THE HABS VS. EVERY DIVISION LAST SEASON
Adversaire Opponent Fiche Record PTS Buts pour Goals for Buts contre Goals against
Atlantique 9-14-3 21 84 89
Centrale 3-9-4 10 39 65
Métropolitaine 6-17-1 13 55 103
Pacifique 4-9-3 11 43 62
Total 22-49-11 55 221 319
*Inclut les buts en fusillade / Includes the shootout goals

LES CANADIENS CONTRE CHAQUE DIVISION CETTE SAISON / THE HABS VS. EVERY DIVISION THIS SEASON
Division Fiche Record PTS Buts pour Goals for Buts contre Goals against
Atlantique 4-11-1 9 33 67
Centrale 8-5-2 18 48 45
Métropolitaine 7-7-0 14 39 52
Pacifique 5-6-1 11 36 43
Total 24-29-4 52 156 207
*Inclut les buts en fusillade / Includes the shootout goals

MARTIN ST-LOUIS EN CHIFFRES / MARTIN ST. LOUIS’ NUMBERS…
Matchs/Games : 94
Victoires/Wins : 38
Fiche : 38-48-8
Points de classement/Standing points : 84

CANADIENS VS. PHILADELPHIE
À vie / All-Time
CANADIENS vs. PHI 93-74-30-6 (203 PJ / GP)
Dom. / Home 53-33-14-3 (103 PJ / GP)
Étr. / Away 40-41-16-3 (100 PJ / GP)
Dern. Match / Last game:
VTB 5-4 SOW @ MTL (19/11/22)
J. Allen 4-29 | C. Hart 4-32
BG / WG: N. Suzuki (TB/SO)

10 DERNIERS MATCHS CONTRE PHILADELPHIE / LAST 10 GAMES VS. PHILADELPHIE:
19/11/22 – PHI 4 @ MTL 5 (TB/SO)
21/04/22 – PHI 6 @ MTL 3
13/03/22 – MTL 4 @ PHI 3 (P/OT)
16/12/21 – PHI 2 @ MTL 3 (TB/SO)
16/01/20 – MTL 4 @ PHI 1
30/11/19 – PHI 4 @ MTL 3 (P/OT)
07/11/19 – MTL 2 @ PHI 3 (P/OT)
19/03/19 – MTL 3 @ PHI 1
21/02/19 – PHI 1 @ MTL 5
19/01/19 – PHI 5 @ MTL 2

CETTE SAISON CONTRE PHILADELPHIE / THIS SEASON VS. PHILADELPHIE
Match #1: 19/11/2022 @ MTL – VTB/SOW 5-4
Match #2: 24/02/2023 @ PHI
Match #3: 28/03/2023 @ PHI

MEILLEURS BUTEURS CONTRE PHILADELPHIE / LEADING GOAL SCORERS VS. PHILADELPHIE:
1) Sean Monahan (11-5-16, 17 pj/gp)
2) Mike Hoffman (10-8-18, 22 pj/gp)
3) Brendan Gallagher (10-8-18, 25 pj/gp)

MEILLEURS POINTEURS CONTRE PHILADELPHIE / LEADING SCORERS VS. PHILADELPHIE:
1) Mike Hoffman (10-8-18, 22 pj/gp)
2) Brendan Gallagher (10-8-18, 25 pj/gp)
3) Sean Monahan (11-5-16, 17 pj/gp)

MENEURS MINUTES DE PÉNALITÉ CONTRE PHILADELPHIE / MOST PENALTY MINUTES VS. PHILADELPHIE:
1) Joel Edmundson (24, 13 pj/gp)
2) Mike Matheson (22, 21 pj/gp)
3) Brendan Gallagher (20, 25 pj/gp)

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS NOTES:

TONIGHT’S GAME
Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Wells Fargo Center
TV: NBCSP | Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

UPCOMING GAMES
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (ET) BROADCAST INFO.
Sat., Feb. 25 New Jersey Devils Prudential Center 7:00 p.m. NBCSP, 93.3 WMMR
Wed., March 1 New York Rangers Wells Fargo Center 7:30 p.m. TNT, 93.3 WMMR
Sun., March 5 Detroit Red Wings Wells Fargo Center 6:00 p.m. NBCSP, 97.5 The Fanatic

CURRENT INJURIES
PLAYER INJURY DATES GAMES MISSED
Cam Atkinson IR-upper body 9/25-present 59
Sean Couturier IR-back 9/19-present 59
Ryan Ellis LTIR-groin/hip/back 10/11-present 59
Travis Konecny upper body 2/21-present 1
Tanner Laczynski IR-lower body 12/7-present 33
Zack MacEwen upper body-jaw 1/28-present 9
2022-23 TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST: 312

FLYERS VS. CANADIENS: HEAD-TO-HEAD
FLYERS MONTREAL
80-83-40 ALL-TIME RECORD 93-74-36
44-36-20 HOME 53-33-17
36-47-20 ROAD 40-41-19
1-1-3 LAST 5 MEETINGS 4-1-0
4-3-3 LAST 10 MEETINGS 6-2-2
603 GOALS SCORED 637
23.4% POWER PLAY 24.6%
75.4% PENALTY KILL 76.6%
van Riemsdyk: 30 pts (18-12=30) in 42 GP
Hayes: 11 pts (4-7=11) in 22 GP
Konecny: 10 pts (6-4=10) in 14 GP
TEAM SCORING LEADERS Hoffman: 18 pts (10-8=18) in 22 GP
Dadonov: 11 pts (7-4=11) in 14 GP
Drouin: 10 pts (1-9=10) in 15 GP
Hart: 2-2-3, 2.99 GAA, .910 SV% in 7 GP
Ersson & Sandstrom: Have not faced MTL
TEAM GOALTENDERS Allen: 1-3-0, 3.55 GAA, .883 SV% in 4 GP
Montembeault: 1-0-0, 3.54 GAA, .878 SV% in 2 GP

2022-23 SEASON SERIES (ALL TIMES EASTERN)
November 19 Bell Centre MTL (5), PHI (4) SO
February 24 Wells Fargo Center 7 p.m.
March 24 Wells Fargo Center 7 p.m

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
2/13 – Recalled F Kieffer Bellows and G Sam Ersson from Lehigh Valley (AHL); Placed F Zack MacEwen on Injured Reserve
2/11 – Loaned F Kieffer Bellows to Lehigh Valley (AHL)
2/11 – Recalled F Olle Lycksell from Lehigh Valley (AHL)

TEAM NOTES
QUICK HITS

  • Philadelphia faces Montreal Friday for the second of three season meetings. The Flyers earned a point in the first meeting with a 5-4 shootout loss in Montreal. Philadelphia is 3-1-3 in the last seven contests against the Canadiens.
  • The Flyers are 12-9-3 in their last 24 games.
  • Philadelphia has allowed the opposing team to score first in 34 of its 59 games this season. Philadelphia ranks T-7th in the NHL with 11 wins when trailing first in a game. The Flyers have scored first in 14 of their last 22 games, ranking T-7th in the NHL in wins (9) when scoring first since Jan. 2.
  • The Flyers tallied 40 hits Feb. 11 vs. NSH for their sixth game of 40-plus hits this season. The six games of 40-plus hits are the most in a single season since recording 13 games during the 2014-15 season.
  • Philadelphia recorded a franchise-best 59 hits Nov. 12 vs. OTT. The 59 hits are tied for the ninth-most in a regular season game in NHL history.
  • Philadelphia registered 30 blocked shots Monday at CGY for its fifth game of the season with 30-plus blocked shots

– the most 30-plus blocked shot games in a Flyers season since 2005-06. The Flyers tallied a season-high 32 blocked shots Oct. 27 vs. FLA.

  • The Flyers lead the NHL with 1,658 hits and with 1,045 blocked shots.

HOME COOKIN’

  • Philadelphia’s Friday contest is its last home game for the month of February. The Flyers will play nine of their 13 games in March at home, including a season-high seven-game homestand, March 14-28.
  • The Flyers have played in three extra session games in the last five home contests, posting a 1-0-2 record in those games. Flyers are 1-0-3 in extra play games at home this season.
  • Philadelphia is 5-5-2 in its last 12 home games and 11-14-3 in 28 home games this season.
  • The Flyers have scored three-plus goals in nine of its last 15 home games. The Flyers are 10-3-2 at home this season when scoring three-plus goals.

BACK-TO-BACKS

  • The Flyers play in two sets of back-to-backs this week, marking the team’s 11th & 12th back-to-back sets out of 15 this season.
  • Monday’s and Tuesday’s set was the fourth and final road back-to-back of the season:
  1. Oct. 18 at TBL (3-2 W); Oct. 19 at FLA (4-3 L)
  2. Nov. 1 at NYR (1-0 OTL); Nov. 2 at TOR (5-2 L)
  3. Dec. 22 at TOR (4-3 L); Dec. 23 at CAR (6-5 L)
  4. Feb. 20 at CGY (4-3 W); Feb. 21 at EDM (4-3 L)
  • Friday’s and Saturday’s set is the third of four home-to-road back-to-backs this season:
  1. Nov. 25 vs. PIT (4-1 L); Nov. 26 at NYI (5-2 L)
  2. Jan. 8 vs. TOR (6-2 L); Jan. 9 at BUF (4-0 W)
  3. Feb. 24 vs. MTL; Feb. 25 at NJ
  4. April 1 vs. BUF; April 2 at PIT
  • The Flyers are 4-5-2 in the first game of a back-to-back this season and 2-9-0 in the second.
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