The Gazette’s Pat Hickey reports from Philadelphia after Thursday night’s win that the Canadiens improved to 2-0 against the Flyers this season after a 4-1 win, improving their road record to 10-5-1. The win moved Montreal into sixth place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of Philadelphia. The Canadiens got a pair of goals from Mark Streit and single from Christopher Higgins and Andrei Kostitsyn.
"We scored on the first power play and that gave us some momentum and took the pressure off," captain Saku Koivu said.
"There’s something about playing on the road; even if we don’t score in the first 15 minutes, we have more patience. But tonight, we had a great start."
Carey Price stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced in the game, including several key saves during a 5-on-3 disadvantage.
"I felt comfortable out there tonight. There were a lot of rebounds, but the guys did a good job of blocking shots for me," Price said.