Flyers Suffer Game Three ‘Ass-Kicking’ from Habs, Still Lead Series 2-1

May 21st, 2010 by Jim Mc Leave a reply »
Well that was ugly.

The Flyers' captain Mike Richards called it "an old-fashioned ass-kicking."

The Canadiens finally solved Flyers' goalie Michael Leighton on their way to a 5-1 victory of Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals.  However, Leighton was hardly the reason the Flyers got taken to the woodshed.

The first five minutes illustrated what kind of night Philadelphia was in for.

They were out-skated.



They lost every battle in the corner.

They looked tentative with the puck.

They took bad penalties.

"Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?"

Basically, it was the complete role reversal from game one of the series, where the Flyers dominated Montreal from the opening face-off. 

Montreal was buzzing, and nothing the Flyers did could stem the tide.

And come to think of it, they didn't seem very interested in trying.

My brother quipped on Facebook that their game got held up in Customs crossing the border.

The only saving grace is that leading up to this game ...

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