Canadiens vs. Philadelphia
Wells Fargo Center – April 3, 2013 – 7:35pm
Game Notes –
…Trade Deadline Changes –
…Philadelphia claimed forward Adam Hall off waivers from Tampa Bay. Traded backup goaltender Michael Leighton and a 3rd round pick in 2013 to the Columbus Blue Jackets for goaltender Steve Mason. Traded Harry Zolnierczyk to Anaheim for Jay Rosehill.
…Canadiens traded a fifth round draft pick to Los Angeles for defenceman Davis Drewiske. Drewiske will be paired with Francis Bouillon
….Steve Mason will be the Flyers eighth different goaltender over the last five years including Bryzgalov, Antero Niittymaki, Martin Biron, Michael Leighton , Sergei Bobrovsky, Ray Emery and Brian Boucher
….Despite a two-game winning streak, the Flyers are 13thin the Eastern Conference six points behind the eighth-place New York Islanders. They have two games in hand on the Isles and will face them twice before the season ends.
…The Flyers road record (4-12-1) is the reason they are in the cellar of the Atlantic Division. At home they are 11-5-2 this season.
….The Flyers have won their last four home games. The game also winds up a five game homestand. Overall they’ve won 2 straight (vs. Boston and Winnipeg) after a 0-2-2 stretch.
….The Flyers have won their last four home games against the Canadiens outscoring them 15-6. Overall the Flyers have won six of the last eight against the Habs.
…The Canadiens have won three games in a row.
….Over the last six games, Canadiens penalty killers have allowed 2 power play goals in 19 times shorthanded.
…Ilya Bryzgalov 1-3-1 with a 3.21 goals-against average in five career starts versus the Canadiens.
…. Carey Price is 1-5-0 with a 3.38 GAA in his last six starts versus Philadelphia. He has stopped 52 of 53 shots in his last two starts.
….Last season the Flyers scored 3.17 goals per game, 2nd in the league. This season they rank 16th averaging 2.71.
…. The Flyers power play ranks number one in the NHL (24.8 percent) and eighth on the penalty kill (83.9 percent). Even strength they rank 28th.
….The Canadiens rank third in the NHL in five-on-five goal scoring. They are ninth on the PP (21.3 percent) and No. 16 (81.1 percent) on the PK.
….The Canadiens have scored at least one power play goal in five of their last six games; 6 goals in 20 opportunities – 30%. Andrei Markov has points on four of the six goals (2 g 2 ass) P.K. Subban – 1g 2ass; Ryder 2 goals and Plekanec 3 assists. Over the same span, Canadiens penalty killers have allowed two goals in 19 shorthanded situations.
….Against teams outside the Northeast Division the Canadiens are 17-2-2 (vs. the Northeast 6-5-3)
Game Statistics –
Season Records – Canadiens 35GP (23-7-5) 51pts. 1st in Northeast Division Philadelphia- 35GP (15-17-3) 33pts. 5th in Atlantic Division
Last Ten Games – Canadiens 7-2-1; Philadelphia4-4-2
Season Series– Second of three games. @Bell Centre Feb. 16 Canadiens-4 Philadelphia-1. David Desharnais, Brendan Gallagher, Tomas Plekanec and Rene Bourque scored for the Canadiens. Danny Briere got the lone Philadelphia goal.- Peter Budaj stops 18 of 19 shots. Brian Boucher in goal for the Flyers.
Home/Road – Canadiens on the Road (12-3-2) Philadelphia at Home (11-5-2)
Goaltending – Canadiens – Carey Price – 29GP (18-6-4) 2.24GAA .916save% Philadelphia – Ilya Bryzgalov – 33GP (15-14-3) 2.81GAA .900save%
Special Teams – Power Play – Canadiens ranked 9th – 32/150 21.3% Philadelphia ranked first – 33/133 24.8%. Penalty Killing – Canadiens ranked 17th – 29/127 81.1% Philadelphia ranked 8th 23/143 83.9%
Who’s Hot -: Canadiens – P.K. Subban – six points the past three games. Philadelphia – Claude Giroux – 3 goals and 6 assists in last six games. Kimmo Timonen 4 points vs. Washington Sunday.
Injuries –Canadiens – RW-Colby Armstrong (IR-lower body); LW-Rene Bourque (IR-concussion); C-Ryan White (ankle); D-Raphael Diaz (IR-concussion); D-Yannick Weber (IR-knee). Philadelphia – RW-Danny Briere (IR-concussion); C-Maxime Talbot (broken leg); LW-Jody Shelley (IR-hip); D-Braydon Coborn (IR-shoulder separation); D-Andrej Meszaros (IR-torn rotator cuff). D-Niklas Grossman (IR-upper body); D-Chris Pronger (IR-post concussion syndrome); D-Marc-Andre Bourdon (IR-concussion).
Projected Flyers Lines
24 Matt Read – 28 Claude Giroux – 93 Jakub Voracek
19 Scott Hartnell – 10 Brayden Schenn – 17 Wayne Simmonds
15 Tye McGinn – 14 Sean Couturier – 36 Zac Rinaldo
12 Simon Gagne – 26 Ruslan Fedotenko – 9 Mike Knuble