Montreal Canadiens-Philadelphia Flyers: Flyers’ Third Period Comback Downs Habs

November 23rd, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
For all the preamble to last night's game and all of the talk about P.K. Subban and Mike Richards, the only thing that materialized was two teams who came to play hockey.

Actually, that is not an entirely accurate statement as neither team came ready to play a full 60 minutes. The Canadiens controlled the first 20 minutes of the game and took a 2-0 lead on two fluky goals by Maxim Lapierre, but the Flyers came alive over the final 40 minutes to claim the victory.

Lapierre actually came within a hair of getting a hat-trick when he rung the puck off of the post on a 2-on-1. The Canadiens, however, took their foot off of the accelerator in the second period and allowed the Flyers to dictate the pace of the game. And man, did it get ugly!

The Flyers outshot the Habs 21-4 in the second period and 45-31 overall, with the Canadiens leaving Price to his own devices. Were if not for Price's brilliance, this would have been a blowout in the second period.

Instead, the Habs carried a 2-1 lead into the third period where they were again unable to mount any pressure in the Flyers zone. The result was two Flyers' goals before the eight minute ...

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