Game 9: Canadiens snap losing streak

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• At a Glance: The Canadiens sent their Bell Centre fans home happy for the first time this season after posting a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. Montreal was 0-3-2 at home until defeating the Flyers, who scored their only goal 10:43 into the game. Jaromir Jagr, who was courted by the Canadiens during the offseason, was the goal scorer. Yannick Weber scored on the power play with three seconds to play in the period with a blast from the point that eluded Ilya Bryzgalov. The Canadiens got a pair of goals in the second period. Andrei Kostitsyn scored on a goal-mouth scramble when the puck went off his leg and slid under Brzygalov at 10:26. Max Pacioretty, who earned an assist on Kostitsyn’s goal, gave Montreal it’s first two-goal lead since the second game of the season at 12:38. Pacioretty would add his second of the game to give the Canadiens a 4-1 lead 3:16 into the third period, collecting a rebound in front of the Flyers net. Michael Cammalleri scored his third of the season at 15:36 of the third period to give the Canadiens a 5-1 lead. Pacioretty had suffered ligament damage in his right wrist on Monday night and was questionable for Wednesday’s game. Carey Price, who ditched his pink pads, finally earned his 100th career NHL win, one of the youngest goaltenders to reach the mark. Prior to the game, the Canadiens announced that assistant coach Perry Pearn had been fired.

• Keys moments: Carey Price made a huge save seconds before Pacioretty gave the Canadiens their two-goal lead in the second period, leading to a big swing in momentum.

• What It Means: The six-game losing streak is a thing of the past and the Canadiens improve to 2-5-2 on the season, giving them six points, the same number of points as the Bruins, their next opponent.

• What’s Next: The Canadiens play twice against the Bruins, Thursday in Boston and Saturday back at home. After that, they are off until Friday, Nov. 4 when they play in Ottawa.

294 Comments

  1. The Pickle says:

    What the hell! Even RDS is now listing Erik Cole’s assists for Darche! This is getting out of hand…

    Proud supporter of the 2011-2012 Fail For Nail

  2. The_Franchise31 says:

    I hate how the molson ex zone ruined the ole song. Haven’t touched the puck since our pp, stuck in our zone and there they our… Ole ole ole…. Arg


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