Liveblog: Game 2: Canadiens 4 – Flyers 1

VinnyBriere

Canadiens head west on a high

It wouldn't do to be winless heading into a road trip.

The Canadiens avoided that with a superb home-ice effort.

Brian Gionta opened the scoring eight minutes into the game, and the home team blew it open with a three-goal third period.

Lars Eller got his third of the young season. Others scorers were Brendan Gallagher and Rene Bourque.

Vincent Lecavalier spoiled Carey Price's bid for a shutout.

The Canadiens outshot the visitors 34-23, including a 16-8 third-period advantage that snuffed out any hope of a comeback.

Canadiens notch first win, 4-1

Third-period goals by Lars Eller, Brendan Gallagher and Rene Bourque salted this one away.

Vincent Lecavalier, booed all night, spoiled Carey Price's shutout bid.

Canadiens 1 - Flyers 0 after two

Quiet second period.

Each team had eight shots.

Canadiens power-play is sputtering: Zippo on five opportunities

Canadiens 1 - Flyers 0

From the edge of the crease, captain Brian Gionta converted a nice Rene Bourque pass for the only goal of the first period.

Canadiens had a 10-7 shot advantage but couldn't convert on two power-plays.

But the much-maligned penalty kill was perfect.

Clash of the winless

Like the Canadiens, the Flyers dropped their home opener to the rampaging Toronto Maple Leafs.

Two teams in search of their first wins clash at the Bell Centre Saturday night.

This is Daniel Brière's first crack at his former teammates.

And it's Vincent (pause for boos and catcalls) Lecavalier's first visit to Montreal as a Flyer.

 

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The new 24CH series begins on RDS after the game and L'Antichambre Saturday night.

Fans will love it.

Slicker editing and a faster pace than last season's series. Best moment is during a training camp function where vets introduce the rookies.

Carey Price steals the show, reducing his coach to helpless laughter.

P.K. is good, too.

662 Comments

  1. Hobie Hansen says:

    This is where you wish Parros was ready to go and Prust wasn’t nursing an injury. Let the Flyers know they lost the game and the rough stuff.

  2. krob1000 says:

    I just don’t see it with Eller…3rd liner at best. Bring back Jaro!

  3. Strummer says:

    who will dare to mention the word beginning with”S” that describes a result where a goalie does not surrender a goal in a game?
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  4. slyCH says:

    That was a play of beauty. Wow. Our future has the team in good hands I say…

  5. Bill says:

    EGG line on the power-play and the futility streak is broken. Desharnais would be getting nervous if he weren’t already guaranteed 14 million dollars over the next four years, lol.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  6. PrimeTime says:

    Skilled and smart – Chucky

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  7. danhabsfan says:

    EGG line yen!

  8. DipsyDoodler says:

    Cool head Galchenyuk.

  9. Simpsy33 says:

    We will get that one back

  10. Danno says:

    OK

    Plan the parade

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  11. Sal from the Hammer says:

    NICE!!!! NO doubt bout that one!

  12. C-Sword says:

    Lol at coach for not putting the youngsters on the 1st wave of the pp

  13. Mavid says:

    Everyone thought it was in but not Galley..he knew..of course he did..

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  14. slyCH says:

    Another Hab first.

  15. NLhabsfan says:

    Na no goal

  16. Epic says:

    It’s a goalWhat’s the hold up?

  17. Simpsy33 says:

    No more DD on the PP….For the love if god!

  18. Danno says:

    That should be worth two points PK

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  19. adadi says:

    Markov still the smartest player out there. Too bad his legs are not keeping up. Really going to be interesting to decide if he should be resigned.

  20. Savardian Spin-o-rama says:

    Lay off 48. He’s good in the playoffs. (sarcasm)

  21. danhabsfan says:

    I’m sort, but that is really a stupid rule.

  22. Strummer says:

    5 on 3- time to bury these mother -effers

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  23. NLhabsfan says:

    High stick on a ref…good one

  24. piter says:

    Someones gonna get hurt if it keeps up…..

  25. icemachine says:

    Really hope Philly doesn’t get playing stupid here

  26. piter says:

    they’re taking runs at Eller

  27. Sal from the Hammer says:

    WOW !! Eller!!!

  28. Hobie Hansen says:

    Is Halak still in the NHL?

  29. Bill says:

    Nice momentum-killer, Briere.

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  30. Strummer says:

    Eller with a but and he’s 57% in the faceoff circle- total package

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  31. danhabsfan says:

    Here’s shocking revelation. The big at line at the end of last season is the best liking so far this season.

  32. slyCH says:

    Eller is hot ! This is his break-out season.

  33. savethepuck says:

    Lars on pace for over 140 goals!

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  34. florida habs says:

    man I wish we had Halak back

  35. jols101 says:

    I know everyone is going to pump Eller’s tires but that pass by Chucky to Gally was unbelievable and made the rest possible.

  36. Danno says:

    N. H. Eller!

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  37. danhabsfan says:

    Just what we needed. This is the future

  38. Adidess says:

    What a line!

  39. Danno says:

    Time for Therien to pull out his note pad…

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  40. PrimeTime says:

    Habs wining faceoffs 26-22

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    • Luke says:

      I’m truly shocked. Feels like it is 32-16. But… Good for them. I just wish we had a top notch faceoff guy. I’m nit asking for a 120 point guy (that’s you Galchenyuk) I just want a top 10 in the league faceoff guy. (Also you Galchenyuk)

  41. duffy says:

    Brier signing really paying off ,!,..

  42. The Dude says:

    OK Carey ,prove me wrong and just save the day in the 3rd,just once! And then if ya want too make a habit of it,fine by me too!

  43. florida habs says:

    Vinny tells it like it is, Jul. 1st decision based on his career and himself, no hometown drivel.

  44. The Jackal says:

    LOL PJ Stock is wearing a carpet! Wtf? Takin fashion tips from Cherry’s drapes I see.

    On another note, was HIO one of the first sites to liveblog NHL games, one of the most successful, or none of the above? I ask since I notice CBC and the Globe run live blogs now so I thought maybe HIO started the trend.

  45. Danno says:

    20 minutes of JM hockey and this game is ours.

    (kidding :mrgreen:)

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  46. Adidess says:

    Hey guys, family dinner went long (for nothing). Just caught part of the second, our guys are flying out there.

    Shots 18-15 in our favour, looks like we’re playing a tighter defensive game. Are things as encouraging as they seem?

  47. slyCH says:

    What’s up with the Habs Power Pause this season?

  48. danhabsfan says:

    The PP sucks… It will kill us if not addressed

  49. Mavid says:

    Ahhh Gary the goof Gally..how I have missed you so

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  50. Stuck_in_To. says:

    Wasn’t against MT last year but this PP management leaves me wanting a different puppet master … I know Gio scored but the best players on the team should be on the PP together. Not the vets.

  51. Danno says:

    Powerless Play

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  52. Luke says:

    Support for junior team billet family whose daughter has cancer

  53. PrimeTime says:

    He did it for a Cancer fundraiser

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  54. florida habs says:

    I guess the book is to hit Eller, they have been after him all nite

  55. adadi says:

    Flipped to TO ans Sens. Anderson is the best goalie in the league. Money goalie to be sure.

  56. danhabsfan says:

    IS that a different announcer at the bell Center

  57. Les Canayens says:

    Has the ref warn Wayne Simmonds about his un tucked Jersey?

  58. Mavid says:

    Power Play GO HABS GO!!!!!

    Weed Wacker Grandma Smurf

  59. florida habs says:

    we need this one here, or I fear the worse, next goal wins

  60. danhabsfan says:

    A PP gol is needed here… But that’s obvious

  61. aversglay says:

    Good one cue ball!!

  62. adadi says:

    Pleks, Bourque and Gionta looking better.

  63. Bill says:

    Pleks hooked down to prevent a sure goal … no call …

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  64. Luke says:

    Ne parle francais! What’s going on?

    merci msr Boone

  65. Danno says:

    Call a bench penalty against Laviolette for delay of game!

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  66. Luke says:

    Tinordi is an NHL defenseman. I think that’s clear now.
    Briere is Ryder this year, gionta next, but I’d rather gionta.
    Galchenyuk and Eller are the wo best forwards on this team.
    PK can play the power play. & Pk

  67. ajpursell says:

    “Desharnais so dangerous in this area” I hate watching CSNPhilly.

  68. Fransaskois says:

    Briere, looking like Desharnais from two seasons ago…. really good.

  69. Danno says:

    DD can’t put it in

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  70. adadi says:

    DD is a joke.

  71. thehabs2002 says:

    Seems like a waste having PRUST on that 4th line

    Half breezer for one quarter of a life

  72. Prairienewf says:

    Oh man! Emery just got shot! Literally!….oh wait a second…wow, sold that one. …finally, delayed second call but emery gets a 9.95 er I mean 2 min for the dive. .4on4. Lol

  73. Fransaskois says:

    Bournival is looking pretty good down low and in the cycle, excited to see what Leblanc and him can do in the coming years.

  74. Sal from the Hammer says:

    DD can’t win a draw tonite.


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