Saturday, February 16, 2008

Habs Host Flyers To Kick Off Home-&-Home

The Montreal Canadiens will look to extend Philadelphia's 5-game losing streak to 6 tonight as they welcome the Flyers to the Bell Centre. The Flyers will then host Montreal Sunday night.

Montreal (30-19-9) will look for its 5th straight win against the Flyers (30-22-5) squad since a 4-2 loss on Nov. 25, 2006.

The Canadiens' are looking to build on their win in Florida on Wednesday, as that win put an end to a 3-game losing streak.

The Flyers may be welcoming two defencemen back to the lineup tonight, as Derian Hatcher (knee) and Braydon Coburn (Buttocks - or ASS...yeah, that one's funnier) practiced with the team this morning.

Flyers' Simon Gagne will see a neuro-specialist in Denver this week after suffering his third concussion of the year, and stated that if the specialist recommends he take the rest of the season off, "I will do it". That is not good news for the Flyers, who could definitely use his services for the stretch drive and of course, the playoffs.

Alex Kovalev (ankle) and Josh Gorges (flu) skated and are expected to be in the Canadiens lineup tonight. Defenceman Roman Hamrlik (flu, skin condition/rash) did not skate, but that was for precautionary reasons and he too is expected to play tonight. No word on who will be the healthy scratches.

Puck drop: 7:08

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