Canadiens’ Travis Moen belts Philadelphia’s Erik Gustafsson during Saturday’s game.
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The Canadiens won their third in a row Saturday, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 in a game that took a physical toll on the Habs.
Forwards Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty left the game in the third period and Colby Armstrong was hit in the face with a puck.
Head coach Michel Therrien mentioned “upper body” injuries but said “we’ll find out more tomorrow.”
With Carey Price out with the stomach flu, Peter Budaj got his third start for the Canadiens and his first win this season between the pipes.
He was very solid in net, Therrien said.
“We played a solid game in front of Peter … We didn’t allow a lot of shots and when we did Peter was sharp. And we didn’t allow a lot of scoring chances again tonight.”
The Canadiens outshot the Flyers 29-19.
Gallagher, David Desharnais, Tomas Plekanec and Rene Bourque scored for the Habs. Danny Brière scored the Flyers lone goal.
Desharnais played on a newly configured line with Gallagher and Pacioretty, who picked up two assists.
Therrien praised their play and said he really liked the line. He also said Gallagher, who has an “exemplary” work ethic, played a great game.
“When you have a good work ethic, when you move your feet, when you compete, good things often happen,” Therrien said.
You can hear what Peter Budaj had to say after the game below:
You can hear what David Desharnais had to say after the game below:
You can listen to what Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges said below: