Game #50

Canadiens vs. Philadelphia

Wells Fargo Centre – Jan. 25/2011 – 7:35pm


Season Records – Canadiens – 49 GP (27-17-5) 59pts. 2nd in Northeast Division. 6th in Eastern Conference. Philadelphia – 49GP (32-12-5) 69pts. First in Atlanta Division and Eastern Conference.

Recently – Canadiens lost in a shootout to Anaheim 4-3 on Saturday.    Philadelphia beat Chicago 4-1 on Sunday.

Last Ten Games –    Canadiens (6-1-3)     Philadelphia (8-2-0)

Vs. Eastern Conference Teams –    Canadiens (22-12-3)    Flyers (27-8-2)

Home/Road – Canadiens on the road (11-11-1)     Philadelphia at home (15-7-2)

Season Series – Fourth of Four games. Flyers have won two of three. Nov.16 – Bell Centre -Canadiens-3 Flyers-0      Price made 41 saves for the shutout. Ended a string of 10 games without a loss for the Flyers.Mike Richards calls out P.K. Subban after the game for “having no respect”.Cammalleri, Plekanec and Gionta scored the goals. Gionta also assisted on the other goals.     Nov. 22 – @Philadelphia – Flyers 3 Canadiens-2  Flyers come from behind 2-0 with 36 shots on Carey Price in the second and third periods alone. Maxim Lapierre scored both early Canadiens goals. Leino, Giroux and Van Riemsdyk scored for the Flyers. Carey Price stopped 42 of 45, Dec. 15 @Bell Centre – Philadelphia-5 Canadiens-2. Van Riemsdyk’s second goal was the game winner. Giroux, Carter and Zherdev also scored. Canadiens came from behind 3-1 to tie the game. Flyers scored two goals in 1:01 of the third to pull away. Subban, Plekanec and Gionta for the Canadiens. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 of 41 shots.

Goaltending – Canadiens – Carey Price – 43 starts (24-15-5) 2/33GAA. Save% .921.    3-0-2 last five games.  5-1-3 last nine games.      Philadelphia – Sergei Bobrovsky – 30 starts (20-6-3) 2.44GAA Save%.919.  Has a five game winning streak.

Special Teams – Power Play – Canadiens ranked 10th 20.6% (38/184). Philadelphia ranked 20th 16.6% (31/167) Penalty Killing – Canadiens – ranked 4th. 85.4%. (29/198). Philadelphia – ranked 12th 82.6%. (34/195)

Record When They Score the First Goal –    Canadiens (19-4-3)     Philadelphia (22-3-2))

Record When Scored Upon First –    Canadiens (8-13-2)     Philadelphia (10-9-3)

When Leading End of First –    Canadiens (14-2-2)     Philadelphia (17-1-0)

When Trailing After First –    Canadiens – (2-11-1)     Philadelphia (6-8-3)

Who’s Hot – Canadiens – Max Pacioretty – 3 goals last two games.James Wisniewski 2g 10ass last 12 games. Tomas Plekanec-4g 3ass last seven games.Serei Kostitsyn- 3g 2ass last five.P.K. Subban- 2g 3ass last six games.       Philadelphia – Claude Giroux – 4 assists vs. Chicago Sunday – 10 points last six games.  Leads Flyers with 46 points.  Jeff Carter – 2 goals on Sunday; 6 goals last 6 games. 

Injuries – Canadiens–   LW-Michael Cammalleri (IR-upper body-shoulder); Josh Gorges (IR-knee surgery); Andrei Markov (IR-knee surgery).    Philadelphia – James Van Riemsdyk (groin); RW-Ian Laperriere (IR-post concussion syndrome).

Notes: The Flyers will be looking to close out the month of January with ten wins in 12 games. They are 9-2-0 for the month taking 18 of a possible 22 points. They lead the league with 32 wins.

The Canadiens have lost only one game in regulation in January (6-1-3), taking 15 of a possible 20 points.

Since the arrival of James Wisniewski, the Canadiens are 12 for 40 on the power play (30.0%). Wisniewski was on the ice for 11 of the 12 goals and has points in eight of them.

The Flyers are loooking to become the first expansion team (’67-’68) to record 1,000 home ice victories.  Included in their 999 home wins are three in Quebec city in their first season after the roof blew off the Philadelphia Spectrum.