Flynn scored a goal and had five shots in Wednesday night's 4-3 shootout loss to the Penguins. It was his first point in six games. After a brief spell skating with the second line, Flynn is back primarily on the fourth line.
Flynn, who has been moved up from the fourth line to the second line the last two games, has just one shot on goal and is minus-1 in those games. Montreal's second line has been the weak line early on, and the first move was making Alexander Semin a healthy scratch in games Thursday and Friday. Alex Galchenyuk has been able to create chances, but his mates -- whether it be Flynn, Semin or Lars Eller -- have not finished.
Flynn skated on the second line in place of Alexander Semin (healthy scratch) in Thursday night's loss to Edmonton. He had an assist and a blocked shot in 13:18. Head coach Michel Therrien tweaked the active roster a bit after Montreal's first loss of the season Tuesday. Out went Semin; in came Paul Byron, who skated on the fourth line, Flynn's usual slot.
Flynn scored his first goal, an empty-netter, of the season in Saturday night's win over the Red Wings. Flynn and his fourth-line mates have been getting regular shifts, each member of the bottom line is averaging more than 11 minutes per game, as the Canadiens have won six straight to open the season.
Flynn had an assist in Wednesday night's season-opening win over Toronto. He skated 9:56 and won three of five faceoffs on the fourth line. Flynn was on the ice in the final minute to take a defensive-zone faceoff, which he won and eventually led to Max Pacioretty's empty-netter to seal the win.
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