Flyers face Montreal to complete short stint on Canadian road

In the third and final meeting between these two teams, the Montreal Canadiens will host the Philadelphia Flyers. In a season that both organizations are surely happy to be coming to an end, the Canadiens and Flyers are in the bottom three of the league standings and are essentially playing those remaining games for better draft lottery positioning. They could also use the time to try new things. and try to solve some problems in view of next season.

With an injury load still in Philadelphia’s roster for Mike Yeo, the Flyers recalled emergency defenseman Linus Högberg from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He will make his NHL debut in Thursday’s game against Montreal at the age of 24.

Philadelphia Flyers

Record: 23-43-11 (57 pts, 8th in Metro)

Currently on a six-game losing streak, the Philadelphia Flyers are in danger of being swept away in a season streak by another team. They were swept recently by the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabers.

After losing their first game to the Canadiens in a shootout and their second in overtime due to rookie Cole Caufield’s game-winning goal, the Flyers are hoping to break their losing streak and avoid the season sweep by a struggling Canadiens team.

It’s worth noting, however, that with just four games left in the regular season after Thursday’s game against Montreal, the Flyers have a strong chance of landing the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft if they continue to drop. points, especially to teams that are just behind them in the standings like Montreal.

Projected programming

Laughton–Hayes–Konecny

van Riemsdyk–Farabee–Brink

Cates–Frost–Tippett

Lindblom–Thompson–MacEwen


Provorov-Attard

Högberg–Sanheim

Yandle–Zamula

Jones

Montreal Canadiens

Record: 20-46-11 (51 pts, 8th in the Atlantic)

The Montreal Canadiens are also hoping to break free from a six-game losing streak with Thursday night’s game against the Flyers, in which they will certainly give everything they have to earn the series sweep against Philadelphia.

The Canadiens, despite their struggles this season, went a perfect 2-0-0 against Philadelphia this year by preventing the Flyers from securing their early lead and coming back late in the game to secure a victory. Montreal is brimming with young talent, especially rookie Cole Caufield, who has improved greatly since the Habs hired Martin St. Louis as their new head coach.

Projected programming

Caufield-Suzuki-Anderson

Hoffmann–Dvorak–Gallagher

Pitlick-Poehling–Evans

Perreault–Dauphin–Pitlick

Romanov-Savard

Edmundson–Petry

Clague–Wideman

Price

When, where and how to watch

Weather: 7:00 PM EST

Place: Bell Center

TV broadcast: NBCSP

A radio show: 97.5 FM

Direct: Fubo TV

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