Flyers vs. Canadiens: Philadelphia Gets Enough To Get Past Montreal

December 16th, 2010 by Brian Keenan Leave a reply »
You could have almost forgiven the Philadelphia Flyers for taking the night off. Fresh off a convincing, all-around victory in a playoff atmosphere against the Penguins Tuesday night in Philadelphia, the Flyers flew up to Montreal to face the Canadiens.

Against a solid team, though, and traveling 400 miles to play the second game in as many nights, and losing their top defenseman, the Flyers did what conference-leading teams do—enough. The Canadiens came into the contest with 38 points, good for first place in the Northeast Division. But the Flyers dispatched them to their third consecutive loss, 5-3, in front of a sold-out home crowd.

The Flyers have to hope the win doesn’t hurt them, though, as Chris Pronger left the game with an injury, staying in the locker room for the third period. 

Jeff Carter opened the scoring with a goal in the final minute of the first period, and the Flyers made it 3-1 in the third when Nikolay Zherdev scored his second goal in as many nights. But the Canadiens charged back on the Flyers, as Tomas Plekanec and then Brian Gionta scored to tie the game. 

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