Game #9

Philadelphia vs. Canadiens

Bell Centre  Oct.26/2011  7:35pm




Season RecordsPhiladelphia – 8GP (5-2-1) 11pts.  4th in Eastern Conference    Canadiens   8GP (1-5-2)
4pts.   15th in Eastern Conference.

This Season First of four meetings.  The Flyers won three of four last season.

Last Time Out –   Philadelphia beat Toronto 4-3 at home Monday.  Prior to that they had lost two games in a row (Washington & St. Louis).   Canadiens lost 2-1 to Florida Monday night, their sixth loss in a row and fifth in a row at home.

Goaltending – Philadelphia – Ilya Bryzgalov– 6GP  (3-2-1)  2.84GAA  .895save%.  Canadiens
Carey Price   7GP (1-4-2)  3.13GAA   .878 save%

Special Teams – Power Play – Philadelphia ranked 4th in NHL (11/40)  27.5%.    Canadiens ranked 29th (3/32)  9.4%.     Penalty Killing – Philadelphia ranked 17th (7/41)  82.9%    Canadiens ranked 20th (7/35)  80.0%.

Who’s Hot:  Philadelphia – Jaromir Jagr, Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux combined for eight points vs. Toronto.  Jagr and Hartnell each scored two goals and an assist.  Canadiens – Erik Cole scored the Canadiens only goal and had six shots on goal vs. Florida Monday night.

Absentees – Philadelphia – D-Chris Pronger (right eye); C-Blair Betts (IR-fluid on knee).  RW-Ian Laperriere (IR-post concussion syndrome).     Canadiens – D-Andrei Markov (IR-right knee inflammation); D-Brendon Nash (IR shoulder surgery); D-Chris Campoli (IR-hamstring); LW-Max Pacioretty (right arm); RW-Ryan White (IR-sports hernia surgery)

Notes –

….Jaromir Jagr scored his first two goals of the season vs. Toronto.  It was the 114th two-goal game of his NHL career. They were his first NHL goals since April 6th, 2008.

….The power play goal credited to Erik Cole Monday night ended a 0-for-15 drought with the man

….The Flyers have only 21-thousand dollars in cap room so they are currently unable to find an outside
replacement for Chris Pronger who is expected to miss six games.  Pronger had six assists in eight games.

….The Flyers have beaten the Canadiens three times in a row and nine of the last 12 meetings.

…. The Canadiens have scored one or no goals in five of their eight games.  They are averaging 33.9 shots per game, ranking second in the East behind Boston (34.5).