Canadiens Game Day: Habs and Flyers Renew Rivalry in Montreal

December 15th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
The Canadiens and Flyers have a history of animosity going back to the days of the Broadstreet Bullies in the 1970s.

The flame of angst continued to flicker through playoff appearances in the 80s and 90s, but went a little quiet over recent years. Well, that quiet is no more with the teams clashing twice over the last three seasons in the playoffs, and the Habs getting spanked on each occasion.

This year's version of the rivalry started after the two teams' first matchup of the season, a 3-0 shutout win by the Habs on November 16. After the game, a visibly upset Mike Richards went into a rant about how P.K. Subban needs to show more respect to veterans and that he shouldn't be so cocky. Richards' speech might have sparked a lot of discussion off the ice but nothing manifested on the ice in the rematch a week later, where the Flyers went to work on a 3-2 comeback win.

Tonight is the third meeting of the season between the teams with both seemingly headed in different directions.

The Flyers are soaring high on a three-game winning streak, having a 20-7-5 record for 45 points in the standings. They currently sit atop both Eastern Conference and league stand ...

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