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Flyers face the Canadiens on 6-game slide

April 20, 2022 GMT

Philadelphia Flyers (23-43-11, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. Montreal Canadiens (20-46-11, eighth in the Atlantic)

Montreal; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia aims to stop its six-game slide when the Flyers take on Montreal.

The Canadiens are 13-28-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. Montreal scores 2.5 goals per game, the least in the Eastern Conference. Nick Suzuki leads the team with 20 total goals.

The Flyers are 9-30-8 in conference play. Philadelphia is last in the NHL averaging only 4.2 assists per game. Travis Konecny leads the team with 35 total assists.

Montreal knocked off Philadelphia 4-3 in the last meeting between these teams on March 13. Nicholas Suzuki scored two goals for the Canadiens in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 20 goals, adding 37 assists and collecting 57 points. Christian Dvorak has five assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.

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Cam Atkinson leads the Flyers with 23 goals and has 50 points. James van Riemsdyk has four goals over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 2-8-0, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.8 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with an .888 save percentage.

Flyers: 2-8-0, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.8 assists, 3.5 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while allowing 4.2 goals per game with an .873 save percentage.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Jake Evans: day to day (illness), Justin Barron: out for season (ankle), Jake Allen: out for season (groin), Joel Armia: day to day (personal), Jeff Petry: out (lower body).

Flyers: Cam York: day to day (lower-body), Rasmus Ristolainen: out (upper body), Patrick Brown: day to day (upper-body), Nick Seeler: out (lower-body), Carter Hart: day to day (lower-body), Cam Atkinson: day to day (lower-body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.