The Flyers and Canadiens will open their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday night in Toronto.
Here’s a look at the series opener with some trivia, history and a couple of funky props:
When: Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
TV: NBCSP, NBCSN. Radio: 93.3 WMMR-FM.
Season series: Flyers won two of three, but needed overtime to do so. Montreal took care of the Flyers, 4-1, in Philly in the final meeting. The Flyers are 19-4-1 since the last meeting. The Canadiens are 13-11-2.
From the books: Multiple sportsbooks report that the heaviest action they’ve seen on Stanley Cup betting has been on the Flyers, whose odds dropped from 12-1 to 6-1 in the last two weeks. The Flyers are moderate favorites tonight at about -150. DraftKings is offering +155 on the Flyers to score more than three goals. ... Travis Konecny is 13-1 to score the first goal, 9-4 to score at any time. ... The Canadiens to win by shutout is 13-1; Flyers are 8-1.
History lesson: This will be the seventh series between the Flyers and Canadiens. Philadelphia won the last two, in 2008 and 2010, in five games each.