Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers
USA -> NHL
The most prestigious hockey league in the world has a number of interesting matches in store for us tonight. We will take a look at a match in Montreal, where the Canadiens will be hosting Philadelphia Flyers. This match is attracting extra attention because the Habs yesterday lost away in Columbus 10:0 and the match is highly discussed. Let’s take a closer look at tonight’s opponents.
Home team is currently in first place of the Eastern Conference. Yesterday’s loss was this season’s first loss in regulation time. The Habs have something to prove tonight. They will be playing to please their fans and in Montreal nothing short of a victory is accepted on home ice. Canadiens will have in their net currently the top goalie in the NHL Carey Price, whose performance this season so far has played a pivotal role in the Canadiens‘ success.
Canadiens are fully fit for tonight’s match and the only absence Redmond plays most of his games with the farm team anyway.
The visitors are currently in 8th place of the Eastern Conference and have 13 points. Despite their potent offense the Flyers‘ defense is the worst in the NHL. In 12 games played the conceded 43 goals, which is over 3 goals per game. The attack is led by the Czech forward Jakub Voráček along with Claude Giroux.
Flyers absences tonight:
Boyd Gordon – defensive forward 3rd – 4th line
All in all the Habs this season did not lose in front of their home crowd and in addition following last night’s embarrassing loss they must put in extra effort tonight for the home fans. And with Carey Price in the net we belive the home team have the upper hand and thus home tem to win is our choice. Following last night’s score the odds went up a little bit and we also see this as a good value tip.
Jan E – verified