The Gazette’s Pat Hickey writes that the Canadiens put in a 60-minute effort against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night, dominating the game in every aspect. Unlike their poor effort against Atlanta on Tuesday, the Habs came out flying in this one and were able to hold the Flyers to less than 20 shots and didn’t let up on the throttle throughout the game.
“They had less than 20 shots and the way we played with the lead in the third period is the way we have to do it,” captain Saku Koivu said. “It’s not so much me. I think the key tonight was the team’s performance after our game against Atlanta.”