Canadiens at Flyers, 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Center CSN
Flyers: 43-23-8 (Fifth in the Eastern Conference, third in the Atlantic Division)
Canadiens: 28-38-13 (15th in the Eastern Conference, fifth in the Northeast Division)
The Flyers overcame another early deficit on Thursday night, when they beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 in a shootout at the Wells Fargo Center. Wayne Simmonds and Matt Read scored in the shootout for the Flyers and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped Troy Brouwer to seal the victory for the Flyers.
The Canadiens exploded for four first period goals en route to a 5-1 rout of the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. Goalie Carey Price stopped 37 of the 38 shots he faced to backstop the team to victory.
Ilya Bryzgalov continued his March dominance on Thursday night, when he stopped 31 shots in the Flyers victory over the Capitals. In March, Bryzgalov is 9-1-1 with a 1.24 GAA. Three games have been decided by a shootout in March and Bryzgalov is 2-1, stopping four of the 10 shots he has faced.
Montreal's Erik Cole has six points (five goals, one assist) in his last five games, including a hat trick against the Senators on Friday night. Cole completed the natural hat trick just 5:41 into the game.
The Flyers look to continue keep pace with the Penguins and Rangers in the Eastern Conference standings when they face the Canadiens, tied for last place in the Eastern Conference (71 points).
Ilya Bryzgalov will be between the pipes.
Canadiens: Mathieu Darche (Infection), Scott Gomez (Concussion).
With just eight games remaining, can the Flyers catch the Penguins and Rangers to move atop the Atlantic Division?