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Canadiens host Flyers in rematch of playoff series

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Philadelphia (5-6-4) at Montreal (9-3-2) 7:00 pm. EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Flyers return to Montreal

on Saturday for their first visit since bouncing the beloved

Canadiens from the postseason.

Philadelphia lost all four regular-season meeting with Montreal

last season, but stunned the reigning North East Division

champions by taking their second-round playoff series in five

games.

"It's in the back of your mind that it's still the team that put

us out last year and you're going to have a little bit of a

grudge, but it's a new year," said goaltender Carey Price, who

went 1-3 with a 4.13 goals-against average in the playoff

series.

Price and the Canadiens will try to get back on track after a

6-1 loss in Boston on Thursday. The good news is the

second-year goaltender is much better at home (1.69 GAA) than on

the road (3.45 GAA).

The defense will be without Mike Komisarek, who suffered a hand

injury during a fight on Thursday.

The Flyers, who seek their first regular-season win over the

Canadiens since March 2, 2006, are coming off a 5-4 shootout

loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday. Simon Gagne scored a pair of

shorthanded goals, helping the Flyers rally from a three-goal

deficit.

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