Canadiens’ Jaroslav Halak looks back as Flyers’ Braydon Coburn scores during the first period Sunday night. Pierre Obendrauf, The Gazette
Coming off the high of a seven-game upset of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Canadiens came up flat against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final Sunday night, losing 6-0.
After the Canadiens failed to score on their opening power play, they quickly gave up a goal to the Flyers with the man advantage when Braydon Coburn pushed a loose puck behind Jaroslav Halak.
James Van Riemsdyk made it 2-0 early in the second period with a goal off a faceoff in the Canadiens zone and the rout was on.
A few minutes later, Daniel Brière made it 3-0 and Simon Gagné made it 4-0 with another power-play goal.
Scott Hartnell made it 5-0 in the third period with a shot over Carey Price’s shoulder. Price replaced Halak after Gagné goal in the second period. Claude Giroux then made it 6-0.
The Canadiens trail the best-of-seven series 1-0, with Game 2 scheduled for Tuesday night.