Series (Game 4 of 4)

Philadelphia leads 3-1

Game 1: Monday, October 27th
Game 2: Monday, December 8th
Game 3: Tuesday, January 20th
Game 4: Thursday, April 1st

Flyers 2

(40-20-6, 100 pts)

Canadiens 0

(40-30-4, 91 pts)

7:30 PM ET, April 1, 2004

Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1 2 3 T
PHI 0 1 12
MTL 0 0 00

M. Handzus (Flyers - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Ryder (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

S. Burke (Flyers - G): Saves: 24, Save Pct.: 1.000

Philadelphia (39-20-14-6) at Montreal (40-29-7-4) 7:30 pm EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Flyers try to regain sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division on Thursday when they visit the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

The Flyers held an eight-point lead over New Jersey on March 13 but the Devils pulled into a tie for first on Tuesday. New Jersey has two games remaining, the Flyers three.

Philadelphia has lost back-to-back games, both at home, including a 3-1 setback to the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Tony Amonte scored for the Flyers, who are 0-for-19 on the power play over their last four games.

The Flyers are expecting to have captain Keith Primeau and defenseman Eric Desjardins back in the lineup. Desjardins, a former Canadien, has been out for 10 weeks with a broken right arm, while Primeau has not played since mid-February with a concussion.

The Canadiens were routed by the New York Islanders on the road on Wednesday, 5-1.

Jason Ward scored the lone goal for Montreal, which has a three-point lead over the Islanders for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with two games remaining.

The Flyers won the first two meetings this season, including a 3-2 triumph here on December 8, before the Canadiens countered with a 4-1 road victory on January 20.