Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes an acrobatic save Tuesday night vs. the Philadelphia Flyers.
Phil Carpenter, Gazette
Michael Cammalleri, who
was playing the point on the power play in Markov’s absence, opened the
scoring when he jumped into the high slot and took a pass Brian Gionta
at 9:36 of the first period.
Gionta completed a three-point night
when he scored a power-play goal at 6:24 of the third period. His pass
from behind the net went in off the skate of Philadelphia defenceman
Kimmo Timomen. Kimmo
The Canadiens were 1-for-7 on the night and
have gone 8-for-22 over the past four games. The Flyers went 0-for-5
against a Montreal penalty-killing unit that ranks No. 2 in the NHL.
Plekanec gave the Canadiens a 2-0 lead when he scored from the faceoff
circle to the left of Bobrovsky at 13:48 of the second period. Plekanec
pulled up in front of Timonen and appeared to be looking to pass the
puck and he caught Bobrovsky by surprise with his shot.
the game, the Canadiens announced that Markov suffered an injury to his
right knee Saturday when he had a knee-to-knee collision with Carolina’s
Eric Staal. A team spokesman described it as a “long-term” injury. A
more precise prognosis should be available on the weekend after Markov
confers with Dr. Anthony Miniaci at the Cleveland Clinic.
an Ontario native and a longtime Canadiens fan, operated on Markov this
year after the defenceman suffered torn ligaments in the right knee in
the second-round playoff series against Pittsburgh.
Picard replaced Markov and showed no rust after seven games as a healthy
scratch. He was plus-1 for the night and is plus-8 for the season.
Canadiens played most of the third period without Jeff Halpern, who was
drilled into the boards by Darroll Powe. There was no penalty on the
play but Maxim Lapierre tried to exact retribution when he challenged
Darroll Powe to a fight. Both players received five-minute fighting
majors even though Powe was the only one to land a punch.
Canadiens continue their current home stand Thursday, when they face
Nashville. The struggling Toronto Maple Leafs are at the Bell Centre on