|1||PHILADELPHIA||+125||Ov 5.5,+110||+130||Ov 5.5,+110|
|2||MONTREAL||-145||Un 5.5,-130||-150||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-7-0||-5.2||2-7||-5.2||4-4||2.3||28.8||3.4||27.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.3||2-3||-1.3||3-2||2.8||32.2||3.6||25.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||15||37||15||14||7||1||0||431||8.6%||60||11||18.3%||67|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||21||10||5||6||0||0||259||8.1%||40||6||15.0%||37|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||8||3||2||1||0||161||8.7%||15||3||20.0%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||45||16||11||17||1||4||414||10.9%||62||12||19.4%||74|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||31||10||10||11||0||2||247||12.6%||38||7||18.4%||53|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||5||6||6||1||2||126||14.3%||16||1||6.2%||33|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (All Games)||1||0||10||9||90.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Road Games)||1||0||10||9||90.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Last 4 Games)||1||0||10||9||90.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)||14||14||375||340||90.7%||1||6-8||-2.6||6-8-0||-2||6-8|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Road Games)||8||8||209||186||89.0%||1||2-6||-4.2||2-6-0||-4||4-4|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||91||78||85.7%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Road Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Last 4 Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-3-0||+0.8||5-3||+0.8||4-4||2.7||29.4||2.4||26.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.6||2-3||-1.6||3-2||2.0||31.2||3.2||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||13||36||12||15||6||3||1||387||9.3%||69||14||20.3%||63|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8||22||9||7||5||1||0||235||9.4%||43||9||20.9%||39|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||2||5||1||2||1||156||6.4%||23||3||13.0%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||33||7||11||14||1||1||363||9.1%||65||12||18.5%||57|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||19||5||7||7||0||0||215||8.8%||42||8||19.0%||33|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||3||3||9||1||1||141||11.3%||24||4||16.7%||24|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||2||2||67||58||86.6%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|PETER BUDAJ (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)||2||2||67||58||86.6%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|CAREY PRICE (All Games)||11||11||296||273||92.2%||0||8-3||+4||8-3-0||+4||5-6|
|CAREY PRICE (Home Games)||8||8||215||196||91.2%||0||5-3||+0.8||5-3-0||+1||4-4|
|CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||90||89.1%||0||2-2||-0.6||2-2-0||-1||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHILADELPHIA 3.14, MONTREAL 2.85|
|1/20/2013||at BUFFALO||2-5||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ev||O|
|1/22/2013||at NEW JERSEY||0-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||NY RANGERS||2-1||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||at FLORIDA||7-1||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/27/2013||at TAMPA BAY||1-5||L||0, +125||L||6 un||P|
|1/29/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-2||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/2/2013||CAROLINA||5-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ev||O|
|2/5/2013||TAMPA BAY||2-1||W||0, -125||W||6 un||U|
|2/7/2013||FLORIDA||2-3||L||0, -145||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2013||CAROLINA||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/11/2013||at TORONTO||2-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/12/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/15/2013||at NEW JERSEY||3-5||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||O|
|2/16/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|2/18/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|2/20/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|1/22/2013||FLORIDA||4-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||at WASHINGTON||4-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/27/2013||NEW JERSEY||4-3||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|1/29/2013||WINNIPEG||4-3||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||O|
|1/30/2013||at OTTAWA||1-5||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/2/2013||BUFFALO||6-1||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/3/2013||OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/6/2013||BOSTON||1-2||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|2/7/2013||at BUFFALO||4-5||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||TORONTO||0-6||L||0, -170||L||5 ov||O|
|2/12/2013||at TAMPA BAY||4-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ev||O|
|2/14/2013||at FLORIDA||1-0||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||U|
|2/19/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|2/21/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|2/23/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|2/25/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/27/2013||at TORONTO|| |
LAST SEASON:47-26-9,103 points. Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1 in second round.
COACH: Peter Laviolette, 4th season with Flyers, 122-73-26; 11th season overall, 366-257-25-60 in NHL.
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, LW Ruslan Fedotenko, D Bruno Gervais.
LOST: RW Jaromir Jagr, G Sergei Bobrovsky, RW James van Riemsdyk, D Matt Carle, D Pavel Kubina
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov made few fans in his first season in Philadelphia with his quirky personality and erratic play. He had his moments of proving he was worth the $51 million, nine-year deal he signed, but he'll need more of them in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup.
OUTLOOK: The Flyers have one of the best players in the game in team captain Claude Giroux, but the thin defense needs improvement and Bryzgalov has to improve if Philadelphia is going win its first Stanley Cup since 1975.
LAST SEASON: 31-35-16, 78 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Michel Therrien, 4th season with Canadiens, 77-77-36 (2000-03), 8th overall, 212-182-68 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Colby Armstrong, D Francis Bouillon, LW Brandon Prust.
LOST: C Andreas Engqvist, D Brad Staubitz, LW Mathieu Darche.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Rookie first-round pick Alex Galchenyuk, who was selected with the No. 3 pick in the draft. He's already looking impressive during training camp this week. The Canadiens could use additional scoring punch to take the burden on the line of Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Erik Cole, who combined to score 84 of the team's 207 goals.
OUTLOOK: After two coaching changes and a roster upheaval that sent Michael Cammalleri to Calgary, the outlook can only get better after the bottom fell out of Habs last season. Still, too soon to expect full turnaround under new GM Marc Bergevin, who is still retooling the roster that included sending C Scott Gomez home for remainder of season in order for the team to buy out his contract this summer.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHILADELPHIA-MONTREAL) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flyers-Canadiens Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Philadelphia (6-7-1) at Montreal (8-4-1), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Carey Price has helped the Montreal Canadiens move past their recent losing streak, but he hasn't had much success against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Canadiens goaltender, however, may be catching the road-weary Flyers at the right time.
Price will try to build on one of his best performances of the season and lead Montreal to a third straight victory Saturday night against the Flyers.
After winning six of eight to open the season, Montreal (8-4-1) dropped three straight before responding with consecutive victories on its two-game road swing in Florida.
Price made 21 saves in a 4-3 shootout win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday and turned away 26 shots in a 1-0 overtime victory against Florida on Thursday.
"He's excellent," coach Michel Therrien said. "We lost a little bit of momentum on two shifts and that's when you need your goalie and Carey was phenomenal."
Excluding a 6-0 loss to Toronto last Saturday, Price has surrendered three goals or fewer in his other 10 starts, yielding two or less seven times. He ranks among the league leaders with a 2.06 goals-against average.
Price, though, has lost five of his last six starts against Philadelphia with a 3.38 GAA.
The Flyers (6-8-1), though, haven't exactly been lighting things up offensively lately, ranking near the bottom of the NHL with 2.46 goals per game.
Philadelphia went 3-0-1 on a recent homestand but has lost two of the first three games on its season-high six-game trip, including Friday's 5-3 defeat to New Jersey. The Flyers lost despite scoring three first-period goals and outshooting the Devils 28-19.
"I mean guys were skating hard today," said captain Claude Giroux, who had two assists. "We got a 3-1 lead, we have to find a way to get it done. We have to learn from this."
Matt Read leads the Flyers with six goals, scoring his third in five games Friday.
Philadelphia could be without top defenseman Kimmo Timonen after he left Friday's contest in the third period with a lower-body injury.
The Flyers have been outscored 31-21 in losing seven of nine on the road, while the Canadiens have dropped two straight at home after a five-game win streak at the Bell Centre.
Montreal has offensive issues of its own, scoring one goal or none in three of its past five games.
Rene Bourque scored 2:10 into overtime Thursday, the only goal the Canadiens could muster on 32 shots.
The team's power play hasn't been much help recently, converting 1 of 14 opportunities over the past three games.
Philadelphia's Ilya Bryzgalov has allowed 10 goals in his last three starts and could give way to Brian Boucher with games on back-to-back nights. Boucher made his only appearance this season in relief at Toronto on Monday, yielding one goal on 10 shots.
The Flyers have won three straight and six of seven against the Canadiens.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 4:00:37 PM EST|