Montreal Canadiens-Philadelphia Flyers: Habs Turn Tables To Earn Win

May 21st, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
I have two words for you: utter domination.

That is what last night's game amounted to. In an interesting turn of fate, the Montreal Canadiens turned the script on its head and gave the Flyers a little taste of their own medicine.

Things didn't start off well, however, as the Canadiens again took an early penalty—Ryan O'Byrne for delay of game 27 seconds in. The difference last night, was that the Habs came to play.

After killing off the Flyers power play the Habs put the pedal to the metal and did not let off until the final buzzer.

The Canadiens were relentless with their forecheck as they pressured the Flyers defenders and used their speed to draw penalties and win foot races.

The result was that the Habs outshot the Flyers 38-26, beat them in the faceoff circle 34-29, and shut down their power play while scoring one of their own.

As good as Flyers goalie Michael Leighton had been over the first two games, you got the impression that once the Canadiens scored it would open the floodgates.

Well, that is exactly what happened last night as they were constantly swarming his net, bumping into him, screening him, an ...

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