“Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye.” I didn’t hear too much singing up in Montreal last night, did you? I think it’s pretty obvious that I get a kick out of beating the Canadiens, especially in their building. Last night the Flyers beat the mighty mites 5-3 in a very exciting game.
Last nights game was all about retribution. First, as a team, the Flyers last visit to the Bell Centre ended in a 3-0 defeat and a lot of annoying singing. So last night, we got revenge for that loss. Then, on an individual basis, Zherdev, Carter and JVR each scored at least a goal. Ryan from FGSB has cleverly nicknamed this trio as the scratch line.
I have no idea how the first period went, becasue Verizon decided to make a few channels inoperable after I upgraded my service. After wasting the first period yelling at them on the phone, I left home to find another TV. A replay of the Carter goal shows Pernell Karl Subban tossing the puck mindlessly into the neutral zone. Carle caught it, dished it to Carter, and Jeffy skated easily past the Montreal defense and deked out Price. JVR doubled the lead when his pass to the middle bounced off a defensemans skate and into the net. Subban decided to participate in this night of retribution, when he torched a on timer past Bob on the powerplay. Z took a lap around Montreal’s zone before banging in another goal of a defender. 3-1 lead, third period…game over? Unfortunately, no.
Plekanac poked on in during a scramble in front. Gionta’s weak shot trickled through Bob’s pads almost three minutes later and we had a brand new game. But once again, the scratch line came through. Z and Carts came on a 2 on 1, each hacking at the puck, but not putting it home. Luckily, with Price down the clearance attempt went right to a trailing JVR who pounded it home. Giroux iced the game after yet another giveaway from Pernell Karl Subban. PK’s dump was trapped by Richards who immediately sent the disc to Giroux. He was 1 on 1 with Price, and we all know what usually happens in those situations. Add Richie to the retribution list and take PK off. It was Richards piss poor clearing attempt that allowed Montreal to keep the puck in the zone and score on the PP. But he made up for it with this steal and setup.
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- Bob had a very Leighton-eque type of game. He made some great saves, let in a weak goal, but earned a W because of the offense.
- The Flyers were badly outshot, despite being shorthanded only twice. Speaking of which…
- Only two penalties? That’s some discipline right there!
- Pronger didn’t play in the third. He has an undisclosed lower body injury. Uh oh!
- Bask in some Montreal misery here.
- JVR’s game winner was on the powerplay. Thats two straight nights that the PP has come through in the clutch.
Next up, the Rangers come to town on Saturday afternoon.
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Topics: Bob, Brian Gionta, Chris Pronger, Claude Giroux, Jeff Carter, JVR, Matt Carle, Michael Leighton, Mike Richards, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Nikolai Zherdev, Philadelphia Flyers, PK Subban, Sergei Bobrovsky, Tomas Plekanac