Philadelphia (5-6-4) at Montreal (9-3-2) 7:00 pm. EST
MONTREAL (Ticker) — The Philadelphia Flyers return to Montreal
on Saturday for their first visit since bouncing the beloved
Canadiens from the postseason.
Philadelphia lost all four regular-season meeting with Montreal
last season, but stunned the reigning North East Division
champions by taking their second-round playoff series in five
“It’s in the back of your mind that it’s still the team that put
us out last year and you’re going to have a little bit of a
grudge, but it’s a new year,” said goaltender Carey Price, who
went 1-3 with a 4.13 goals-against average in the playoff
Price and the Canadiens will try to get back on track after a
6-1 loss in Boston on Thursday. The good news is the
second-year goaltender is much better at home (1.69 GAA) than on
the road (3.45 GAA).
The defense will be without Mike Komisarek, who suffered a hand
injury during a fight on Thursday.
The Flyers, who seek their first regular-season win over the
Canadiens since March 2, 2006, are coming off a 5-4 shootout
loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday. Simon Gagne scored a pair of
shorthanded goals, helping the Flyers rally from a three-goal