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Flyers vs. Canadiens, Game 73: Lineups, Notes & How to Watch



Wade Allison, Philadelphia Flyers
Montreal's Alex Belzile (left) and the Flyers' Wade Allison mix it up in a Feb. 24 game. Montreal won, 5-2. Photo: AP.

The Philadelphia Flyers, who have a season-best, five-game point streak, will host Montreal on Tuesday in a game that could affect the draft lottery.

Philly (28-32-12), winners of three in a row, has the NHL’s seventh-worst record and is two points ahead of the Canadiens (30-38-6). The Habs have the fifth-worst record, and they have played two more games than the suddenly hot Flyers.

The Flyers have 68 points, Arizona has 67, and Montreal has 66. Arizona has played three more games than the Flyers.

Montreal will use South Jersey’s Cayden Primeau in goal tonight. Primeau, 23, will make just his second NHL appearance this season — and his first NHL start since Feb. 10, 2022.

The Canadiens will be trying to sweep the three-game season series. Montreal owns 5-4 (shootout) and 5-2 wins over the Philadelphia Flyers this season.

Flyers’ projected lineup




Desaluriers-Laughton-Rotating RW







Hart (21-21-10, 2.90 GAA, .909 SP)

Montreal’s projected lineup










Primeau (0-0, 3.00, .857)


Montreal’s Nick Suzuki has 10 points, eight assists and a plus-5 rating over his last five games. He has a team-leading 61 points. … In eight career games against Montreal, Carter Hart is 2-3-3 with a 3.26 GAA and .900 save percentage. … James van Riemsdyk has 18 goals in 43 career games against the Habs. … Mike Hoffman has 10 goals and 20 points in 23 career games against the Flyers. … Travis Konecny and Sean Couturier participated in the morning skate but are not ready to return from injuries. Despite playing in just 52 games, Konecny still leads the Flyers in goals (27) and points (54).

The Flyers will conclude a season-high, seven-game homestand; they are 4-1-1 so far. … Philly is 15-4-3 at home when scoring three-plus goals. … Players 25 and under have collected 30 of the Flyers’ 47 points over their last four games. … Joel Farabee has a five-game point streak (4-3). … Kevin Hayes, who leads the Flyers with 34 assists, is goal-less in his last 18 games. … Tony DeAngelo has five assists over his last five games. … Both teams are near or at the bottom of the pack in special teams. Montreal is 28th on the PP (17.1%) and 29th on the PK (73.2%), while the Flyers are 32nd on the PP (15.6%) and 27th on the PK (74.9%). … John Tortorella said the Flyers will not have a captain next year, either. He wouldn’t give a reason. … Nick Deslauriers, who has missed the last two games with an undisclosed injury, will return to the lineup.

How to watch, listen

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia at 7 p.m. Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic.

How to bet

FanDuel moneyline: Flyers minus-176, Montreal plus-146.

Pick: Flyers, 4-2.

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