The Flyers on Friday will look to take a 2-0 series lead when they play the Canadiens in Game 2 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff set.
Let's get into some essentials:
• When: 3 p.m. ET with Flyers Pregame Live at 2 p.m. ET
• Where: Scotiabank Arena
• Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
• Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app
• The Flyers have seen a wide range of contributors through four games in the NHL's return-to-play tournament. Balance was integral to their turnaround in 2019-20 and it has been important so far in the tournament.
The Flyers are 4-0-0 (three wins in the round robin, one over the Canadiens) and have outscored the opposition 13-4. The scary thought about the ceiling being even higher is that their top five goal scorers from the regular season have yet to tally a marker. Travis Konecny (24 goals), Kevin Hayes (23), Sean Couturier (22), Claude Giroux (21) and James van Riemsdyk (19) have combined for nine assists but no goals — and everyone knows they can score some goals, too.
Those numbers are a true testament to the Flyers' drastically improved depth.
• Did the Flyers get underneath the skin of Montreal goalie Carey Price during their 2-1 win in Game 1?
The veteran netminder does not like being bumped or obstructed, which was evident Wednesday.
The Flyers' two goals came with a man right in front of Price. Look for a heavy emphasis on that in Game 2 and moving forward.
• The last time the Flyers took a 2-0 series lead in the playoffs was 2012 against the Penguins during the first round. They won the series and have not won one since then.
Claude Giroux-Sean Couturier-Joel Farabee
Scott Laughton-Kevin Hayes-Travis Konecny
Nicolas Aube-Kubel-Derek Grant-Jakub Voracek
James van Riemsdyk-Nate Thompson-Tyler Pitlick
Ivan Provorov-Matt Niskanen
Travis Sanheim-Philippe Myers
Shayne Gostisbehere-Justin Braun
"I thought for the most part, Shayne's game was good."— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) August 13, 2020
- Alain Vigneault on Shayne Gostisbehere
"I thought he was a battler."
- Alain Vigneault on Justin Braun pic.twitter.com/n9YOjIV7R7
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