Game 30: Flyers’ woes continue vs. Habs

Canadiens’ Travis Moen and Flyers’ Scott Hartnell crash into
the net behind Carey Price during the first period Monday night.
Dave Sidaway, The Gazette

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AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Mike Cammalleri I and II | Jaro Spacek | Carey Price | Marc-André Bergeron

• At a Glance: The Canadiens trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night at the Bell Centre and Montreal had only one shot on net. But the Canadiens found their legs in the second and third period for a 3-1 win over the Flyers. Daniel Brière opened the scoring in the first period, his 11th goal of the season. But that is all Carey Price would let get past him, stopping 14 of 15 Philadelphia shots. In the second period, the Canadiens beat Brian Boucher twice, with Andrei Kostitsyn scoring his third of the season and Michael Cammalleri scoring his 16th of the year on a nice pass from Maxim Lapierre. It was Cammalleri’s fourth goal in the last two games. Marc-André Bergeron, who started the game as a forward but was used on defence after Paul Mara left the game with an upper-body injury, scored his sixth of the season with a bullet on the power play. In all, Boucher stopped only 10 of 13 Canadiens shots. Montreal killed off all four of the Philadephia power plays while scoring on one of their three opportunities with the man advantage.

• Key Moments: The Canadiens scored two goals in only six shots in the second period, and those were all the goals they would need for the win.

• What It Means: Montreal moves back to .500 with a 14-14-2 record for 30 points in 30 games, tying them with Tampa Bay. The Canadiens sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference however, because Tampa Bay has played one fewer game.

• What’s Next: The Canadiens get right back at it Tuesday night in Ottawa against the Senators before returning home to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. They then play in Atlanta on Saturday.

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