Canadiens-Flyers: Leighton’s Second Shutout Puts Habs in 2-0 Hole

May 19th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Well, that was better than last game, but not by much.

While the effort from the Canadiens was missing in Game One against the Flyers, last night you could not make the same complaint.

The Canadiens tried.

There was effort there. However, they were still completely ineffective and were shutout for the second straight game.

While many will be pointing to Michael Leighton this morning as the goaltending savior for the Flyers, the fact is that the Canadiens have done nothing but make things easy on him.

While the Habs did play with determination last night, they still refused to go to the net and were essentially a bunch of perimeter players.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: you do not score many goals on NHL goaltenders with shots from the outside.

The familiar recipe from Game One repeated last night with the Flyers scoring two of their three goals on the power play—they now have four goals on eight power play opportunities for a 50 percent success rate.

The Flyers got goals from Daniel Briere, Simon Gagne, and Ville Leino—a rare weak goal allowed by Jaroslav Halak.

Final score: ...

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