News: Flynn replaced Devante Smith-Pelly on the third line for Saturday night's game against the Panthers. He had a couple of blocked shots and was plus-1 in 14:45 in a 3-2 overtime win over Florida.
Impact: Flynn had been a healthy scratch in seven of the previous eight games. The third line generated good offensive-zone pressure Saturday and produced the game's first goal when Lars Eller beat Roberto Luongo in the first period.
News: Price made 21 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over Florida. He also had a close call late in the third after being clipped from behind by his teammate P.K. Subban.
Impact: Subban lost his edge as he tried to curl behind the net and he hit Price's right leg, bowling him over backwards. Price was seen flexing his right leg afterwards, but he was able to continue. We'll watch this from the corner of our eye -- the Habs' success this postseason hinges on Mr. Price's health.
News: Galchenyuk scored his first goal in 12 games when he tallied his 20th of the season in Saturday's overtime win over the Panthers. It came on the power play.
Impact: He's been quiet in his last 16 games, recording just four points (two goals, two assists). He has been progressively improving his offensive game each season and his 43 points this year have done just that. But we'd like to see a bigger jump next season. It'll be his fourth season, so he could flirt with 60.
News: Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday to lift the Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Panthers.
Impact: He has five goals and three assists in his last nine games and the goal gives him 65 points, a tally that equals his career mark (set in 2011-12). But the thing that impresses us the most is his plus-minus. He has gone from plus-eight last season to a remarkable plus-40 this year.
News: Gilbert (face) will not play Saturday against the Panthers, Jessica Rusnak of TSN Radio 690 reports.
Impact: Gilbert was able to skate on his own Saturday morning, but his lack of involvement in team work suggests he'll sit for a third straight game. Nathan Beaulieu will be able to remain in the lineup with Gilbert still unavailable.
News: Price will be between the pipes Saturday against the Panthers, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.
Impact: Price was given the night off Thursday against the Jets and should enter the crease feeling fresh Saturday after having not played the previous three days. While his sterling 1.88 GAA, .937 save percentage, and nine shutouts on the season often make Price the best goalie option on the board whenever he takes the net, that might be especially true Saturday. He'll face off against a low-scoring Panthers squad that received the unfortunate news Friday that top playmaker Nick Bjugstad (back) would miss the remainder of the season.