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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Montreal Canadiens

Flyers visit Habs for their road opening game of the season

Friday, 10.04.2013 / 6:17 PM / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Montreal Canadiens
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW: Flyers face off against the Canadiens at Montreal
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1. ROAD OPENER
The Flyers own a 4-1-1 record in their last six road-opening games of the season with their only regulation loss coming last season (5-2 at Buffalo)… All-time, the Flyers own a 20-14-11 record in road-openers… The last time the Flyers scored more than three goals in their road-opener was the 1995-96 season - a 7-1 victory at Montreal… Four of the last six road-opening games have been decided by one goal… Tonight is just the third time in franchise history that the Flyers have opened the season by playing two Canadian teams, the other times coming in 2007-08 and 2002-03 when they played three straight teams from Canada.

2. TONIGHT'S OPPONENT
The last time the Flyers played their road-opener at Montreal was 1995-96 when they earned a 7-1 victory… This is only the third time in Flyers history that the club has had their first road game of the season at Montreal (1995-96 & 1983-84)… Last season, the Flyers went 2-1-0 against the Canadiens as the teams recorded a combined 23 goals (PHI 13, MTL 10) through the three games… Jakub Voracek led the Flyers with six points (2g-4a) in three games against Montreal last season… Carey Price lost both games against the Flyers last season, allowing 10 goals on 62 shots for a 6.05 goals-against average… All-time, the Flyers are 68-76-30-4 in 178 games vs. Montreal, who are one of only two franchises which the Flyers have an all-time losing record (Boston).

3. A FAMILIAR FOE
Tonight marks the first time that Danny Briere will face the Flyers after being bought out of his contract this past summer… Briere signed an 8-year contract with the Flyers on July 1, 2007 and spent six seasons in Philadelphia where he played the most games of his career (364), posting 124 goals and 159 assists for 283 points in the regular season and adding another 37 goals and 35 assists in 68 Stanley Cup Playoff games, which included leading all players in the 2010 playoffs with 30 points (12g-18a) in 23 games when the Flyers reached the Stanley Cup Final.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Vincent Lecavalier - (C) #40
Lecavalier picked up his first point as a Flyer in the season opening game, setting up Brayden Schenn on the power play… He is currently the Flyers leader for most points against the Canadiens in his career… He has 19 goals and 42 points in 53 games against the Habs, including a goal and an assist in three games against Montreal last season.

5. Player to watch CANADIENS: Max Pacioretty  - (LW) #67
Pacioretty led the Canadiens in scoring last season with 39 points (15g-24a) in 44 games.. He posted six of those points against the Flyers, recording a goal and five assists in three meetings last season… Overall, Pacioretty averages over a point-per-game against the Flyers in his career with nine assists and 12 points in 11 games.

QUOTABLE
"Seeing him in warm-ups will be obviously a little different. A lot of emotions, but when push comes to shove during the game if there's a puck up for grabs it's going to be my puck instead of his."
- Scott Hartnell on playing against Danny Briere

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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