Canadiens-Flyers: Haven’t We Seen This Movie Before?

May 18th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Montreal 0 Philadelphia 3 (Wachovia Center) Flyers lead the series 2-0.

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“I went to a fancy French restaurant called "Deja Vu." The headwaiter said, "Don't I know you?"” — Stephen Wright

Two special occasions so close together. What to buy? Well, when you have given the perfect gift the first time, why not give it again?

The factors that handed Philadelphia a gift-wrapped victory in Game 1 were again problematic for the Canadiens tonight: special teams, goaltending and discipline.

The first periods of the two games were almost a carbon copy of each other.

In each game, the Flyers took an early penalty, before the game was two minutes old. Scott Gomez negated the Canadiens' power-play with a penalty before the three minute mark. Philadelphia scored a power-play goal approximately four minutes into the game.

That's a remarkable similarity.

It continues. Philadelphia only managed six shots in the first period of each game, yet took a 1-0 lead to the dressing room. In both games Montreal dominated using their speed, had plenty of shots, but ...

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