NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Saturday, November 25th
(All times eastern)
Philadelphia Flyers (6-14-3) at Montreal Canadiens (13-5-3), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Montreal Canadiens shoot for their fourth consecutive
win tonight when they welcome the Philadelphia Flyers to the Bell Centre.
On Friday the Habs notched an improbable 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo
Sabres at HSBC Arena. Sheldon Souray netted the game-winner with under one
second remaining in overtime to secure the two points.
Saku Koivu added a goal and an assist, and netminder Cristobal Huet stopped
29-of-30 shots to pick up his eighth win of the season (8-2-2).
The Canadiens scored the game's final two goals, as Koivu's marker with 11:39
left in regulation tied things at 1-1.
Montreal, which goes from facing the best team in the Eastern Conference to
taking on the worst, will host Florida on Tuesday.
Philadelphia, meanwhile, is coming off Friday's 3-2 win over Columbus in a
matinee at the Wachovia Center. Mike Richards scored his first goal of the
season early in the third period, breaking a 2-2 deadlock.
The Flyers, who faced former head coach Ken Hitchcock, squandered two one-goal
leads before taking an advantage for good, as Peter Forsberg and Freddy Meyer
tallied as well.
Antero Niittymaki finished with 39 saves for the Flyers, who ended a two-game
Forsberg returned to the lineup after missing one game with a back injury.
Philadelphia will host Nashville on Wednesday.
Montreal topped Philly, 3-1, on October 11 at the Wachovia Center and has won
four of the last five meetings.
The Flyers have lost in their last two trips to the Bell Centre.
11/25 10:37:16 ET