Flyers vs. Canadiens: A Game 2 View From the Press Box

May 19th, 2010 by Bill Sudell Leave a reply »
On a cold, damp night that made it feel like November instead of playoff time, the Flyers took down the Canadiens 3-0 in Game 2.

Maybe it was the weather, but the atmosphere wasn’t nearly as charged as it was for Game One on Sunday, and neither were the Flyers. Despite being outplayed for the majority of the first period, Danny Briere’s power play goal sent the Orange and Black to the dressing room with a 1-0 lead despite being outshot 16-5.

The second period seemed to be in slow motion, as the teams traded icing calls and conservative play, which forced 22 faceoffs alone in the middle period. The Flyers did strike again when the red-hot Simon Gagne cashed in from the doorstep for a power play goal with Brian Gionta off for holding.

Despite being down 2-0 entering the third, Montreal played like they were the team with a lead. The Habs managed only four shots on goal, and showed no sense of urgency to stage any type of rally.

Game Two Notes

The Flyers have won six straight playoff games overall for the first time since 1995, and also six straight against Montreal dating back to Game One in 2008. ...

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