The Flyers faced a difficult schedule in November, with 16 games on the schedule and very few breaks of note. It was going to be a test of fortitude for the team to stay afloat and put themselves in a playoff position at the crucial measuring marker of the season that is Thanksgiving.

The Flyers are looking to put a bow on a very solid month. They have points in 13 of 15 games played this month. They are currently on a three-game winning streak. They have 22 points in the standings this month and continue to hang around with the top teams in the league.

They face the Montreal Canadiens, a team they already defeated in overtime during the month back on Nov. 7. The Canadiens started the month on a decent stretch of their own, going on a six-game points streak from Nov. 5 to Nov. 16 where their only two losses were to Philadelphia and New Jersey. But that overtime loss to New Jersey started a six-game losing streak that continued with a Thanksgiving night loss to the Devils, 6-4.

Game time is at 3 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPMontreal CanadiensGPGAP
Travis Konecny2681624Tomas Tatar2571522
Sean Couturier2681220Shea Weber2581220
Jake Voracek2661319Brendan Gallagher2510919
Claude Giroux2681018Phillip Danault2561218
Oskar Lindblom 2610717Max Domi2561117
Player to Watch
13 Kevin Hayes11 Brendan Gallagher
Last 5 Games: 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, +4Last 5 Games: 1 G, 2 A, 3 P, -4
Kevin Hayes was on a 12-game goalless drought that spanned from Oct. 27 to Nov. 19, but since then has three goals in the last five games.
Brendan Gallagher has two goals and two assists on Montreal's six-game losing streak, but has known success against the Flyers with 10 career goals in 21 games.
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott31 Carey Price
13 GP, 6-2-2, 2.68 GAA, .915 SV%21 GP, 10-8-3, 3.19 GAA, .897 SV%

Brian Elliott gets back between the pipes on Saturday to face the Canadiens. Elliott was particularly stellar in his last start, making 15 third-period saves to secure a 3-2 win over Columbus.

The Canadiens have a back-to-back over the weekend, so it can be assumed that goaltending duties will be split. Carey Price did get the start against the Flyers on Nov. 7, but with Montreal facing Boston on Sunday, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Keith Kinkaid in goal for Saturday's game. Head coach Claude Julien said that Kinkaid will get a start this weekend, but did not specify which game, so for now, assume Price gets the start on Saturday.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick

Scratches: Chris Stewart, Phil Myers

Left WingCenterRight Wing
23 Oskar Lindblom14 Sean Couturier93 Jake Voracek
28 Claude Giroux48 Morgan Frost11 Travis Konecny
49 Joel Farabee13 Kevin Hayes21 Scott Laughton
25 James van Riemsdyk12 Michael Raffl18 Tyler Pitlick
Defense
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
53 Shayne Gostisbehere8 Robert Hagg
Goalie
37 Brian Elliott79 Carter Hart

Lineup Notes

Any lineup changes for the Flyers will not be known until warmups. Phil Myers was a healthy scratch on Friday, but could possibly return to the lineup if the team decides to make a change.

Canadiens Projected Lineup

Injuries: Paul Byron, Jonathan Drouin, Noah Juulsen, Michael McCarron

Scratches: Christian Folin, Cale Fleury, Gustav Olofsson 

Left WingCenterRight Wing
90 Tomas Tatar24 Phillip Danault11 Brendan Gallagher
62 Artturi Lehkonen13 Max Domi14 Nick Suzuki
21 Nick Cousins15 Jesperi Kotkaniemi40 Joel Armia
54 Charles Hudon44 Nate Thompson 43 Jordan Weal
Defense
8 Ben Chiarot6 Shea Weber
53 Victor Mete26 Jeff Petry
17 Brett Kulak28 Mike Reilly
Goalie
31 Carey Price37 Keith Kinkaid

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (11th), Canadiens (17th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (3rd), Canadiens (30th)
  • Recent History vs. Canadiens
    • Jan. 19, 2019 - Flyers 5, Canadiens 2 (at MTL)
    • Feb. 21, 2019 - Canadiens 5, Flyers 1 (at MTL)
    • March 19, 2019 - Canadiens 3, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
    • Nov. 7, 2019 - Flyers 3, Canadiens 2 (F/OT) (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Canadiens
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 12 GP, 2 G, 12 A, 14 P
    • Jake Voracek - 29 GP, 7 G, 21 A, 28 P
    • Travis Konecny - 9 GP, 4 G, 3 A, 7 P
    • Claude Giroux - 34 GP, 10 G, 15 A, 25 P
    • Brian Elliott - 15 GP, 7-3-1, 2.87 GAA, .910 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Kevin Hayes needs one goal to reach 100 for his career.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic/97.3 ESPN

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.