NHL Preview: Philadelphia Flyers Visit Montreal Canadiens
It’s still early in the season, considering that it is only the Flyers’ second game, so Flyers fans are really trying to stay optimistic and not freak out. It’s hard, however, after a bad season followed by a poor preseason showing.
What the team needs to worry about is how they will handle the Habs in their first road game of the season on Saturday night. The biggest thing about this particular game is that the Flyers will be fighting against the Habs’ home crowd, but they will also face off across some familiar names.
Luckily for the Flyers, Max Pacioretty‘s wrist injury is keeping him off the ice for a few games. However, they will also need a way to figure out goaltender Carey Price. Price is not the Flyers’ only serious opponent, as the team will also face former teammate and friend Danny Briere for the first time as a rival. It has to be an emotional and conflicted ftime or both parties, but as Scott Hartnell has already said to the press, “When he has the puck, you’re going to finish your check and try to get him off the puck.”
So, there is no love lost there and the Flyers are hoping to finish off this game strong. They have Hartnell, who will be trying to get back to his previous form, and newcomer Vincent Lecavalier, who has also become a worthy opponent and could help turn around the game for the Flyers later on.