Canadiens-Flyers: Listless Montreal Steamrolled by Philadelphia

May 17th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Yep, that was horrible. Absolutely abhorrent. And, like the team that ran hot and cold during the regular season, the Habs last night disappointed in a major way.

From the drop of the puck, the Habs seemed disengaged and disinterested. Their collective team play that had made them so successful during the first two rounds of the playoffs, was replaced by a bunch of individuals playing as individuals.

It was a thing of pure ugliness to behold as the Habs fell all over themselves, turned the puck over, failed to sustain much of a forecheck, got no secondary scoring chances, took bad penalty after bad penalty, and hung Jaroslav Halak out to dry.

Halak was pulled in favour of Carey Price when the score was 4-0, but that didn't change the complexion of the game at all.

The Flyers got goals from Braydon Coburn, James Van Riemsdyk, Daniel Briere, Simon Gagne, Scott Hartnell, and Claude Giroux.

Final score: Flyer 6 - Habs 0

Game Notes

1. The goaltenders had opposite nights

While Halak was being crowded by the big, burly Philadelphia players all night, his counterpart, Michael Leighton, had an easy breezy time ...

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