Last Saturday at the Bell Centre, Alex Galchenyuk scored against the Buffalo Sabres at 18:07 of the second period.
Thursday night in Philadelphia, Galchenyik scored at 19:05 of the third period.
For 140 minutes and eight seconds in between: Zilch.
The Flyers got goals from Michael Raffl in the first period and Claude Giroux in the second.
Steve Mason faced 21 shots, Carey Price 27.
Finally a goal
Alex Galchenyuk beat Steve Mason with 55 seconds left.
It was the Canadiens first goal in 1:40:08.
Too little, too late.
And the drought goes on
Your Montreal Canadiens have not scored a goal in 121:03 of playing time.
Their opponents – Buffalo, L.A. and Philadelphia – have scored nine.
The latest was by Claude Giroux, benefitting from poor zone coverage by Alex Galchenyuk, David Desharnais and Raphael Diaz.
The latter will have time to atone.
Alexei Emelin is out of the game after a head shot on Steve Downie.
During the resultant PP, Carey Price robbed Brayden Schenn.
Not exactly 20 minutes of spine-tingling hockey.
The Flyers got back from Chiacgo at 2:30 a.m.
What's the Canadiens' excuse for four SoG in the period.
Alexei Emelin went to sleep on the only goal of the period, an easy one for Michael Raffl off uncontested passes by Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.
The Flyers had nine SoG, plus 14 that were blocked and one that missed the net.
Numbers for the Canadiens: 4-3-1
Back in the heyday of the Broad Street Bullies, circa early 1970s, visiting Philadelphia was a daunting prospect for NHL teams.
The Flyers were big. They were bad. They were truculent.
And led by Bobby Clarke and Bernard Parent, Philadelphia was good.
A visit to City of Brotherly Love and Hockey Hate offered the daunting prospect of being beaten on the scoreboard and the ice, prompting some players to develop the Philly Flu in hopes of being scratched.
Times have changed.
The Wells Fargo Center is not the Spectrum. And the current edition of the Flyers is not the pugnacious powerhouse of yesteryear.
But games in Philadelphia are rarely easy for the undersized Canadiens.
The Canadiens beat the Flyers 4-1 at the Bell Centre in the second game of the season, but that was when Claude Giroux was still in his early-going coma.
Since then, Giroux has become Giroux again, Philadelphia has changed coaches and Craig Berube has them playing decent hockey – notwithstanding aWednesday night 7-2 pasting in Chicago.