Game 50: Flyers make Habs pay for penalties

Canadiens’ Carey Price gets beaten by Flyers’ Jeff Carter during the first period on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Paul Bereswill, Gatty Images

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AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Carey Price | Brian Gionta | Hal Gill | Mathieu Darche | David Desharnais

PRE-GAME AUDIO: Jacques Martin | James Wisniewski | Jeff Halpern | Chris Pronger | Peter Laviolette | Sean O’Donnell | Claude Giroux I and II

• At a Glance: The Philadephia Flyers won their 1,000 regualar-season home game in franchise history with ease on Tuesday night, using the power play to dump the Canadiens 5-2.
The Flyers scored two power-play goals late in the first period to take a 2-0 lead over undisciplined Canadiens, who took three penalties within a 1:31 span to face two 5-on-3 disadvantages.
Jeff Carter scored 17:42 into the period and Kimmo Timonen scored 1:03 later to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead.
The Flyers added two more goals in the second period, one on the power play, to take a 4-1 lead.
Daniel Carcillo made it 3-0 only 23 seconds into the second period with a backhand that eluded Carey Price.
David Desharnais scored for the Canadiens 12:43 into the period to make it 3-1, but the damage was done.
Claude Giroux scored the a power-play goal for the fourth Flyers goal with 3:08 to play in the middle period, his 19th of the season.
Mathieu Darche scored in the third period, his ninth of the season, to make it 4-2 Flyers with less than five minutes to play.
Daniel Brière scored into an empty net.
Montreal went 0-for-7 with the extra skater.

• What It Means: The Canadiens fall to 27-18-5 and remain at 59 points for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

• What’s Next: The Canadiens are off until Feb.1 for the NHL All-Star Break, playing the Washington Capitals before travelling home to take to take on the Florida Panthers on Feb. 2. After that, the Canadiens play a pair of matinees during Super Bowl Weekend with games against the New York Rangers on Feb. 5 and New Jersey Devils on Feb. 6.

366 Comments

  1. andrewberkshire says:

    There’s no way in hell Komisarek punched a woman in the face, he isn’t on the IR with a dislocated shoulder.

  2. HabFanSince72 says:

    Of course. The Flyers stand for everything evil in hockey. Remember Bobby Clarke breaking Kharlamov’s ankle?

     

  3. Sportfan says:

    I like your thinking haha

  4. wall2bay says:

    Being a Habs fan in Toronto I can’t believe I’m gonna say this but………I actually HATE the Flyers more so than I do the Laffs.

    I wish nothing but a catastrophic plague on that team and their fans!!!

     

    “I kind of feel sorry for players who never got a chance to be a Montreal Canadien” – Cammalleri

  5. Julie H says:

    March 3rd? Darn, I totally read Feb 2nd. I work DT so I’d be more than happy to watch the game with you (the one in March).

    ♪Your cares and troubles are gone. There’ll be no more from now on. From now on happy days are here again, the skies above are so clear again. So let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy times, happy nights, happy days are here again♪

  6. 24moreCups says:

    So Kirk is gone after this season, because he wants to try out a head couching job.

  7. JD_ says:

    Spacek doin’ Bermuda again this year?

    Ah, the NHL’s big annual do is comin’ up. Rubbin’ shoulders, drinkin’, schmoozin’, snortin’, effin’, the whole nahn yahds. And people out there – smart, compensated professionals – still think this is about some game of shinny on Sunday afternoon.

    As if.

    It’s an over-the-top business convention structured around some token distraction for the fans. Heck, the objective of the first ASG had very little to do with hockey: It was a fundraiser.

    Would rather they televise the action in the hotel corridors and board rooms than the st00pid game. Now that would make for some awesome watchin’. I’d pony up $49.95 to watch the pay-per-view BettmanCam™ – he’d wear it on his head – work its magic all weekend. Get in on the smiles turnin’ to worried frowns as people conversin’ on screen feel the cold, glistenin’ blade enterin’ their backs at the hands of the Smilin’ Assassin. Sheer, unadulterated drama!

    Then Gary returns to his room and flexes his bicep in the mirror while waitin’ for the whores, whiskey, ‘n’ pizza to show up.

    Thing I don’t quite get is the draft. Apparently, they’re goin’ with the tried-tested-and-true stick pile method, with Lidstrom and Staal takin’ turns grabbin’ one. Only problem is the players’ names are on the sticks. Duh.

    St00pid NHL.


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