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THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS


Otherwise know as the



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VISIT THE MONTREAL CANADIENS


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AT THE BELL CENTRE



Puck Drop, 7:00 PM,


MEDIA, CBC TV, RDS TV, RADIO TSN 690 On your internet dial.



THE SECOND GAME FOR BOTH THE HABS AND THE PUFFS, AND EACH EMERGED FROM THEIR FIRST GAMES WITH A LOSS. EXPECT THE HABS TO SHAKE OFF THE LOSS TO THE LAFFS, AND PLAY A FULL 60 MINS.


CAREY WILL AGAIN GET THE START IN GOAL WHO KNOWS WHO IN NET FOR THE PUFFS.




Lars Eller continues to impress with his 2 goals and 1 assist


while Alex Galchenyuk picked up 2 assists.




Expect either Bournival or White to play in Parros' absence on the 4th line.




Flyers Possible Line-up



Forwards


Scott Hartnell Claude Giroux Jakub Voracek/Brayden Schenn

Matt Read Vincent Lecavalier Wayne Simmonds

Max Talbot Sean Couturier Jakub Voracek/Brayden Schenn

Kris Newbury Adam Hall Jay Rosehill/Zac Rinaldo


D-Pairings


Kimmo Timonen Braydon Coburn

Luke Schenn Mark Streit

Andrej Meszaros Nicklas Grossmann


Goalies

Ray Emery and Steve Mason


Canadiens Possible Line-up


Forwards


Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Danny Briere

Rene Bourque Tomas Plekanec Brian Gionta

Alex Galchenyuk Lars Eller Brendan Gallagher

Travis Moen Brandon Prust Ryan White/Michael Bournival


D-Pairings


Josh Gorges P.K. Subban

Andrei Markov Raphael Diaz

Jarred Tinordi Francis Bouillon


Goalies

Carey Price and Peter Budaj





Ok, let's get in the W column!


DAMMIT






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From RDS:

"BROSSARD - Max Pacioretty has been training with his teammates on Friday. But he could miss the match Canadian Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers .

" I hope to be ready to play Saturday ," said the left winger, at the end of the workout team in Brossard.

Coach Michel Therrien said he will make a decision in his case after the morning workout team on Saturday."

Also, from NHL.com:

"In Parros' absence, Therrien moved Brandon Prust over from center to Parros' right wing spot, and had Ryan White and rookie Michael Bournival rotating in at center on the fourth line. Therrien would not say whether White or Bournival would be in the lineup at home Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers."

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Excited to see White play tonight! He looked pissed to be out of the lineup vs. Tor. He has a lot to atone for this year, and I think this will be a good showing for him.

btw, love these GDT!

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HW Victory Keys: Habs Briere Faces Flyers, Bournival Debuts

front_05vestiaire.jpg(2013-10-05 12:59 posted by Matthew Macaskill)

Daniel Briere faces his former team as theMontreal Canadiens host the Philadelphia Flyers in a battle of two teams seeking their first win of the season.Max Pacioretty will not play, opening the door for rookieMichael Bournival to draw into the lineup and make his NHL debut. The match can be watched at 7 p.m. EST on RDS and CBC.

Both the Habs and Flyers are coming off season opening losses to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Montreal dropped a 4-3 decision in a game that saw injuries to bothGeorge Parros (concussion) and Max Pacioretty (wrist). Parros is out indefinitely and will not play tonight while Pacioretty took part in the morning practice but won’t was deemed unable to play.

In the first game against the Flyers since the team bought out his contract last June, Briere has an opportunity to score his first goal with the Montreal Canadiens. It would be a special feat for the Gatineau, Quebec native for several reaseons. Briere grew up watching the Canadiens and would love nothing more than to help his boyhood team defeat the club that released him. He also celebrates his 36th birthday on Sunday and can net himself an early birthday gift with a goal in a Habs victory.

Carey Price gets his second start for the Canadiens while Emery will make his first appearance in his second stint with the Flyers. Emery is coming off a successful season with the Chicago Blackhawks where he posted a 17-1-0-3 record in the regular season. He suffered an injury late in the season and returned to the Hawks lineup in the playoffs to backup Corey Crawford on route to a Stanley Cup. In a battle with netminder Steve Mason for Philadelphia’s starting goaltender role, Emery will want to be on top of his game tonight to impress Flyers coach Peter Laviolette.

With Parros and Pacioretty out of the lineup, Ryan White and Bournival get their first start of the 2013-14 season. Expect both forwards to provide some high energy shifts on the club’s fourth line along with Travis Moen. Lars Eller looks to build upon his strong start. Eller factored into all of Montreal’s offense with two goals and an assist in Tuesday’s opening against the Leafs.

The Flyers blueline may have a familiar face in Hal Gill, who earned a one-year, $700 thousand dollar contract after a successful training camp on a PTO. Vincent Lecavalier also faces the Canadiens for the first time as a Philadelphia Flyer. While Lecavalier had discussions with GM Marc Bergevin after his contract was bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning, he ultimately decided to sign in Philly for more money and longer term.

Projected Lines Philadelphia (0-1-0) Montreal (0-1-0) Hartnell – Giroux - Schenn
Read – Lecavalier - Simmonds
Talbot – Couturier - Voracek
Rosehill – Rinaldo - Hall

Timonen - Coburn
Schenn – Streit
Meszaros - Grossman

Emery

Bourque - Plekanec - Gionta
Prust - Desharnais - Briere
Galchenyuk - Eller - Gallagher
Moen – Bournival - White

Gorges - Subban
Markov - Diaz
Bouillon - Tinordi

Price

Victory Keys

1) Remain Disciplined: Montreal was shorthanded seven times against the Leafs in the first game of the season. While they allowed only one powerplay goal against, Price faced 15 of 35 shots against while Toronto had the extra man. The Canadiens will be at their best this season when they can get all four lines rolling. Spending time in the box disrupts the rhythm of their system and fatigues key players. If the Habs can find themselves with the man advantage more than the Flyers, they’ll put themselves in a good position to win.

2) Protect Price: Without a doubt Scott Hartnell will be taking up residence in Price’s crease tonight. The Canadiens defense will need to clear him out to the best of their ability without taking penalties. The Flyers are well aware that Price is one of Montreal’s best players, and they will work hard to obstruct him.

3) Play the Kids: It will be interesting to see if Therrien gives Eller, Galchenyuk, and Gallagher more ice time on Saturday night. The trio was by far the best of the Habs forwards against Toronto, but didn’t get onto the ice nearly as often as the veterans. In particular, Gallagher scored but played only 11:26 minutes, the fewest among the top nine forwards. With Pacioretty out, Bournival has an opportunity to prove he should stick around. Bournival should draw into the Canadiens’ fourth line but Therrien will likely limit his time-on-ice. Nonetheless, it’s an exciting day for the 21-year-old who’s speed will surely be welcomed against the Flyers.

Milestones: Tomas Plekanec suits up for his 600th game of his career with the Montreal Canadiens tonight, while defenseman Josh Gorges will play his 400th. Andrei Markov is seeking the 400th point of his career.

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So they've decided to dress bournival, little surprised since the flyers like to play physical.

Good chance for bournival to show the team they did the right thing keeping him.



Not surprised, wrist looked to really bother him the other night.

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So they've decided to dress bournival, little surprised since the flyers like to play physical.

Good chance for bournival to show the team they did the right thing keeping him.

Not surprised, wrist looked to really bother him the other night.

Probably means that both Bounival ( for Max) and White ( for Parros) are in. We don't have any other spares at the moment .

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Desharnais should ask the league if he can use two mini sticks instead of one hockey sticks. Somebody needs to tell Gionta the puck is where his stick is, not where his eyes are, I'm tired of him missing the net. Without Pacioretty...looking at the lineups, we are horrible besides the EGG line.

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Desharnais should ask the league if he can use two mini sticks instead of one hockey sticks. Somebody needs to tell Gionta the puck is where his stick is, not where his eyes are, I'm tired of him missing the net. Without Pacioretty...looking at the lineups, we are horrible besides the EGG line.

In Gio's defense he has had 2 surgeries on each bicep, there's going to be an adjustment period for him.

There's probably still some tightning there which is affecting his shot.

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In Gio's defense he has had 2 surgeries on each bicep, there's going to be an adjustment period for him.

There's probably still some tightning there which is affecting his shot.

You're probably right. I'm really not trying to be negative here, I haven't really posted enough the last 3/4 years to start complaining here. I was just venting and hopefully the smurfs play well today.

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Well Mr. Healy, your advice to play our speed game and not get all tough guy with the Flyers - good one but hey, Glenn,

when the Flyers start it up, will you then complain that the Habs aren't "tough guy" enough to handle them?

Based on past experience - Yup, outta the other side of your mouth you will speak!

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