The Habs-Flyers mini-series.
This weekend, the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers will face each other twice in two nights. Both teams have similar records this far in 07-08.
If we take a look at the standings, both teams are only four points apart from each other. A sweep of the mini-series from either of those two teams can make a huge difference in this last stretch of the season.
4-Montreal Canadiens 69
5-New-Jersey Devils 68
6-Philadelphia Flyers 65
7-Buffalo Sabres 64
For the first game of this mini-series, rookie goaltender Carey Price will start in net for Montreal. A second game in a row for him after giving a respectable performance to beat the Florida Panthers last wednesday.
The first game of the mini-series is scheduled tomorrow evening at the Bell centre in Montreal. A capacity crowd, (once again) will give a loud cheer for the home team. Both teams have built a strong rivalry since the Flyers joined the league and fans from both sides are nourishing their hate for each other since a few decades already. An entertaining offensive game is expected.
For the Flyers, a bad news came this week as forward Simon Gagné will not be able to play due to a concussion. This is not good news because Gagné has had other concussions during his career. Gagné will surely recover before the end of the regular season but his career at this stage will likely be shortened because of the repeated concussions. Simon Gagné only played 25 games this season.
(Picture: Simon Gagné.)