The Philadelphia Flyers are facing what appears to be inevitable elimination from playoff contention, and a deep scoring slump certainly isn't helping matters.
Facing a Montreal Canadiens team that was pretty generous in its own end the last time out could help get them back on track.
Philadelphia looks to avoid a fifth consecutive loss by defeating Montreal for the eighth time in 11 meetings Monday night.
The Flyers (17-21-3) haven't missed the playoffs since 2006-07, but they're sitting nine points behind the New York Rangers for the final Eastern Conference postseason spot.
They've managed three goals during their skid after falling 1-0 to Buffalo on Saturday. Philadelphia has gone four games without scoring at least two goals in regulation for the first time since Jan. 24-30, 2003.
''Nobody likes the position we're in. It's tough to take,'' general manager Paul Holmgren said. ''Scoring three goals in the last four games is, I&...