NHL Montreal-Philadelphia: Carey Price’s Shutout Extends Win Streak To Four

November 17th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
On the same day that the Montreal Canadiens officially announced that star defenseman Andrei Markov's knee injury was serious and he would be out "long term", his teammates faced their biggest challenge of the season.

Last night was the return of the Canadiens' playoff nemeses: the Philadelphia Flyers.

The challenge for the Habs was considerable because the Flyers are considered by many to be the best team in the Eastern Conference with incredible depth, one of the best top-four defense in the East, and a goaltender named Bob who is playing lights out hockey.

Not to mention the Flyers are a physical team that likes to lean on their opponents and the Habs don't have the best track record, in recent years, playing against physical opponents.

None of that mattered last night, however, as the Canadiens played an aggressive brand of hockey and leveraged their smooth transition game to attack the Flyers with speed. The result was that the talented but slower Philly D had a tough time containing the likes of Michael Cammalleri, Tomas Plekanec, Andrei Kostitsyn, and Brian Gionta.

When the Flyers tried to contain them, they of ...

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