Flyers-Canadiens: Philly Blanks Habs in Game 2, Take 2-0 Series Lead

May 19th, 2010 by Cory Ducey Leave a reply »
Game two is in the books and while the Habs promised to pound back on the Flyers, the result was the same as game one.

The Flyers take the first two at home with a 3-0 lead, scoring two power play goals by Danny Briere in the first period, Simon Gagne in the second period, and Ville Leino puts the dagger into the game near the halfway mark of the final frame with an even strength goal.

Flyers goaltender, Michael Leighton was solid once again in net stopping all 30 shots, but a lot of the credit needs to be given to the Flyers defense who limited the chances on the Canadiens and allowed Leighton to see most of the shots coming in.  So far, he has outlasted the Canadiens' tandem of Halak and Price 9-0.  The Flyers have not surrendered a goal after the Boston Bruins were up 3-0 in game seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to which they answered back with four goals of their own.  Add that, and the Flyers now have a 12 goal streak and possibly counting.

There are three things that made the difference in this series to date and they all go hand in hand; physical Play, special teams, and the man advantage.  Philadelphia has be ...

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