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Flyers-Canadiens: Game 15 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers earned a win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday night in large part to Carter Hart. Hart is back in goal on Thursday night, and goes against a netminder that he is largely compared to in both style and career path.

Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens pay a visit to Wells Fargo Center as the Flyers look to continue a recent streak of three straight games with points.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia Flyers GP G A P Montreal Canadiens GP G A P
Travis Konecny 14 7 8 15 Tomas Tatar 15 5 8 13
Oskar Lindblom 14 7 5 12 Brendan Gallagher 15 7 6 13
Jake Voracek 14 4 7 11 Jonathan Drouin 15 7 5 12
Claude Giroux 14 4 7 11 Max Domi 15 4 7 11
Sean Couturier  14 4 6 10 Joel Armia 13 6 4 10
 
Player to Watch
49 Joel Farabee 11 Brendan Gallagher
Last 5 Games: 2 G, 0 A, 2 P, -3 Last 5 Games: 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, +1
 
Since making the move to the top line, Joel Farabee has been heating up. He scored his first NHL goal last Friday and then added his second on Tuesday. And there are plenty of signs that more could be on the way soon.
 
Brendan Gallagher is off to another good start this season. It's no secret how much success he has had against the Flyers. Gallagher has scored 10 goals and 16 points in 20 career games against the Flyers.
 
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart 31 Carey Price
9 GP, 4-3-1, 2.93 GAA, .885 SV% 12 GP, 7-4-1, 2.75 GAA, .910 SV%

Hart stole the show on Tuesday, making 33 saves in the win over Carolina. That easily earned him another start on Thursday night. Since entering the game in relief in Pittsburgh on Oct. 29, Hart has stopped 64 of 69 shots faced, a .928 save percentage.

Price has been off to a solid start this season and has especially been on a roll lately. He has won three of his last four starts, allowing six goals on 103 shots in the three games prior to Montreal's win over Boston on Tuesday. In that win, Price stopped 21 of 25 shots.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton

Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg

Left Wing Center Right Wing
25 James van Riemsdyk 28 Claude Giroux 49 Joel Farabee
23 Oskar Lindblom 14 Sean Couturier 11 Travis Konecny
81 Carsen Twarynski 13 Kevin Hayes 93 Jake Voracek
12 Michael Raffl 24 Mikhail Vorobyev 18 Tyler Pitlick
Defense    
9 Ivan Provorov 15 Matt Niskanen  
53 Shayne Gostisbehere 61 Justin Braun  
6 Travis Sanheim 5 Phil Myers  
Goalie    
79 Carter Hart 37 Brian Elliott  

Lineup Notes

Mikhail Vorobyev was called up on Wednesday and returns to the lineup on the fourth line. Michael Raffl moves to the fourth line and Carsen Twarynski moves to the third line. 

Canadiens Projected Lineup

Injuries: Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Noah Juulsen

Scratches: Jordan Weal, Christian Folin, Brett Kulak

Left Wing Center Right Wing
90 Tomas Tatar 24 Phillip Danault 11 Brendan Gallagher
92 Jonathan Drouin 13 Max Domi 40 Joel Armia
 62 Artturi Lehkonen 25 Ryan Poehling 41 Paul Byron
21 Nick Cousins 44 Nate Thompson  14 Nick Suzuki
Defense    
53 Victor Mete 6 Shea Weber  
8 Ben Chiarot 26 Jeff Petry  
28 Mike Reilly 20 Cale Fleury  
Goalie    
31 Carey Price 37 Keith Kinkaid  

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (6th), Canadiens (16th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (12th), Canadiens (30th)
  • Recent History vs. Canadiens
    • Jan. 19, 2019 - Flyers 5, Canadiens 2 (at MTL)
    • Feb. 21, 2019 - Canadiens 5, Flyers 1 (at MTL)
    • March 19, 2019 - Canadiens 3, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Canadiens
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 11 GP, 2 G, 12 A, 14 P
    • Jake Voracek - 28 GP, 7 G, 20 A, 27 P
    • Travis Konecny - 8 GP, 4 G, 2 A, 6 P
    • Claude Giroux - 33 GP, 10 G, 14 A, 24 P
    • Carter Hart - 3 GP, 1-2-0, 3.26 GAA, .911 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Jake Voracek needs one goal to reach 200 for his career.
    • Kevin Hayes needs four goals to reach 100 for his career.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

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