Habs 4, Flyers 1: Post-game reaction (Video)


 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:




  1. Cam_1 says:

    Ladies and gentleman we have a troll…god they must lead one pathetic life lol

  2. hab fan in leaf jungle says:

    Great game by the Habs. It was closer than the score and shots indicated. At 2-1 for the longest time I was afraid Briere (a Hab-killer) would pop another one in and it would be Tampa all over again. The Habs played great in front of Budaj. Way to go guys. Keep it going.

  3. deane paul says:

    maybe mt can call “da league” and whine about it. maybe “da league” will do something about it….because his “team” didn’t


  4. deane paul says:

    poor galagher. did he get drafted by the wrong club. history of concussions. reports to habs healthy. gets jumped and punched out by a leaf. then drilled head first into boards by a flyer. not a single teammate did a thing about. but they sure worked like heck for that empty net goal. deplorable.


  5. Max Pacioretty was great tonight. Hope the injury doesn’t sideline him. That line looks great with him and Gallagher, plenty of chemistry. Why no more big hits by our defense? I miss PK or Emelin’s occasional big hit. Have they been told to ere on the side of caution?

    • db says:

      Opponents are dumping the puck past those 2… nobody is trying to skate in on PK or Emelin this year. Opponents are trying to get the puck deep so they can hit our D..

  6. WarWizardBieber says:

    Good looking game on all fronts. A few moments (close calls) where the defense appeared to slip, but a strong work ethic brought the puck back our way quickly. Also, hurray for Budaj. Well played.

  7. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Two new threads at the same time! Not fair…waaaaaaaa!

  8. Da Hema says:

    We await Dr. Recchi’s prognoses!

    Edit: first!!

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