Big Mistake May Have Cost Montreal Canadiens Critical Win in Game 5

May 24th, 2010 by Melissa Bauer-Herzog Leave a reply »
Only a minute into the game, it looked like the Habs were ready to fight for their lives as they scored their first goal.  But it didn’t take them long to fight a little too hard.

The Canadiens’ Jaroslav Halak was a bit too aggressive when trying to keep the Flyers from scoring soon after the Habs’ goal.  Mike Richards broke away from Halak’s defense and put himself in a one on one situation with Halak.  As Halak came out from the net to meet the Flyers captain, one of his defensemen flew in to help.

It was obvious that both Habs players were focused on the puck as they collided and Richards flew past them.  The open net opportunity was too good a chance for the Flyers and they tied the game less than five minutes in.

The whole first period had a desperate overtone to it from both teams and there were multiple penalties.

It was nearly a tennis match on ice with both ends of the rink being used extensively and the puck not staying on one side for more than a minute or two. 

When the puck was on the Flyers side, it looked like there were five goalies in the net.  The play ...

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