Montreal-Philadelphia: Philadelphia Flyers Hang on to Beat Habs 3-2

February 13th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
In losing 3-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday, the Montreal Habs put a damper on an otherwise exciting evening.

The list of interesting plot twists was plentiful as the Habs prepared to dispute two huge points in the standings: Carey Price playing his first back-to-back games since January, Josh Gorges in the lineup after taking a puck off the back of his head the previous game, P.K. Subban playing his first NHL game (as Markov was scratched due to injury), newly acquired Dominic Moore playing his first game in a Habs uniform, and the whole thing taking place with the Olympic opening ceremonies only hours away.

The Habs came out flat, however, from the drop of the puck and hung Carey Price out to dry. Sadly, this has become an all too familiar pattern.

While Price was looked shaky and unsure of himself during the first two periods, the Habs defensive zone coverage was atrocious for most of the game, making him look even worse.

The Flyers opened the scoring at 18:14 of the first with a shot that Price stopped, resulting in a goal-mouth scramble. Philly's Hartnell was tussling in the crease and pushed Price into the net with his stick. This l ...

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