(Sports Network) – The Montreal Canadiens, off to their worst home start in team
history at 0-3-2, take on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Centre tonight.
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the TSN.ca Game Night blog to chat with other hockey fans. You can also listen
to the game on TSN Radio 990 and TSN.ca/Montreal. The Canadiens current six-game
losing streak, its longest since Feb. 6-17, 2007, has the club off to its worst
start since opening the 1941-42 campaign 1-10-1. Montreal, which has never lost
seven straight games in the post-lockout era, saw its skid extended on Monday
with a 2-1 loss to visiting Florida. Erik Cole notched the lone goal and
Peter Budaj made 29 saves in his first start of the season. “We had a big game
from [Budaj] but nobody likes losing. Im tired of it,” Cole said. “We have just
got to find a way to get over the hump and we just have to be tougher in front
of their net to get those type of goals.” Despite ranking fourth with 33.9 shots
per game, the Canadiens have scored just 18 goals. Carey Price got the night off
after failing in five straight attempts to win his 100th career game. Forward
Scott Gomez also missed his second straight game due to an upper-body injury.
Max Pacioretty, who left Mondays game with a wrist injury, will be a game-time
decision. Many wondered how the Flyers would replace the offense of
Mike Richards and Jeff Carter following an offseason makeover. While scoring
goals hasnt been an issue, the loss of defenseman Chris Pronger could present a
whole new problem. Philadelphia will be without its captain for at least the
next two weeks, a span that begins tonight against a Montreal Canadiens club
that is off to its worst start in 70 years. Following last seasons disappointing
playoff exit, the Flyers parted ways with two of their top offensive players in
Richards and Carter. Though they added Jaromir Jagr, Wayne Simmonds and
Jakub Voracek to help fill the void, Philadelphia figured to rely in its
defense, led by Pronger and new goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. The Flyers have still
averaged a healthy 3.38 goals per game so far this season, a pace theyll need to
continue after Pronger suffered a scary eye injury in Mondays win over Toronto.
The bruising blueliner took a high stick to his right eye with 8:02 left in the
first period and immediately made his way to the bench while covering his face.
Pronger, who missed 22 games a season ago due to injury, did not return and
Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren said the defenseman will be on bed
rest for three days in the hopes of returning in a couple of weeks. “Right now,
he had a little bit of a cut just on the outside of his right eye here. The eye
doctor checked him out thoroughly, and hes got a little bit of an issue right
now with his eye,” said Holmgren, who added Pronger had swelling around the eye.
Prongers injury dampened Jagrs first two goals in a Flyers uniform. He had
notched four assists through his initial seven games with Philadelphia after
spending the previous three seasons in Russi