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1970 -- February 1 --
Montreal scored four times in the final 7:18 in a 5-2 win at Philly. Ralph Backstrom's second goal, with 3:03 to play, was the GWG and he later completed a hat trick.
1970 -- February 21 --
Yvon Cournoyer had four points (2-2-4) in Montreal's 5-3 home win. The Flyers outshot the Habs 48-39. Goalies: Bernie Parent vs. Rogie Vachon.
1970 -- March 21 --
Rogatien Vachon made 24 saves and Montreal skated to a 2-0 win at home. Bernie Parent made 35 saves.
1970 -- October 11 --
Rogatien Vachon made 24 saves and Mickey Redmond snapped a scoreless tie in the opening minute of the third period as Montreal prevailed 2-1 in Philly.
1970 -- October 24 --
Rogatien Vachon made 24 saves and Peter Mahovlich and Yvon Cournoyer scored PPGs in Montreal's 3-1 home win. The Canadiens outshot Philly 42-25. Doug Favell made 39 saves.
1970 -- December 27 --
Phil Myre made 25 saves, Marc Tardif had a hat trick and Yvon Cournoyer assisted on each of those three goals in Montreal's 4-2 win in Philadelphia.
1971 -- January 10 --
Philadelphia recorded a 3-2 win at Montreal in a Sunday afternoon game broadcast on CBS-TV. The Flyers snapped skids of six straight losses and 14 without a win (0-12-2) in this series. Montreal entered the game with an all-time mark of 14-2-3 against the Flyers. The Habs led 2-0 after one period but Bill Lesuk scored twice leading the Flyers to a comeback win. Midway in the first period, Simon Nolet and John Ferguson got into a heated fight. Years later, Nolet described the event "I used to score a lot against Montreal. I was getting ticked off (from the harassment), I had a lot of friends at the game. I could either keep turning away or fight. I decided to drop the gloves. I surprised him with four or five punches right off the bat. He came back and cut me with a punch at the end. I think I earned a lot of respect that night."
1971 -- January 21 --
The Canadiens scored three times in a span of 1:47 and rallied for a 5-5 tie at Philly. Serge Savard assisted on all three goals. Serge Bernier led the Flyers with three (1-2-3) points. Both starting goalies were pulled, Phil Myre (26 saves, 30 shots) for Rogie Vachon (8 saves, 9 shots) for Montreal and Doug Favell (16 saves, 21 shots) in favor of Bernie Parent who was a perfect 7-for-7 over the last 12:24 of the game. The Flyers out-scored Montreal 4-0 in the second period, including two in eight seconds, to take a 4-1 lead into the third period.
1971 -- March 24 --
Yvon Cournoyer scored twice and Rogie Vachon's 33 saves in Montreal's 5-3 home win.
1971 -- October 31 --
The Flyers scored five third period goals, three in a 2:07 span, in a 5-3 win. The Flyers dominated the third period by out-scoring Montreal 5-1 and out-shooting them 16-7. The Canadiens led 3-1 with 6:03 remaining. Simon Nolet (3-1-4) scored a hat trick off Ken Dryden and had three points in the last five minutes of the game. Frank Mahovlich scored twice for the Canadiens. Doug Favell wore an orange-colored facemask, spray-painted by trainer Frank Lewis as a Halloween prank.
1971 -- November 20 --
Doug Favell (29 saves) and Ken Dryden (28 saves) helped their teams gain a point in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Pete Mahovlich, who fought Barry Ashbee in the first period, scored the tying goal in the final period. Jean-Guy Gendron scored 34 seconds into the game. Montreal evened the score 1-1 on a 5-on-3 caused when Favell was whistled for a delay of game (clearing the puck into the crowd). Afterwards, Favell said he told referee Bryan Lewis it was unintentional but that Lewis said "If I don't call it, the League will fine me."
1971 -- December 12 --
The Flyers went 3-1-2 in six games against Montreal in the calendar year of 1971. Bill Clement scored his first NHL career goal in the first period. Clement, Michel Parizeau and Ed Van Impe each had two points in the first period; the Flyers led 2-0 after 20 minutes. Doug Favell made 30 saves for the victory.
1972 -- February 19 --
Despite 40 saves by Doug Favell, Montreal won 3-1 at home. Jacques Lemaire and Yvon Cournoyer scored and assisted in the first period.
1972 -- March 5 --
Yvon Cournoyer scored three first period goals (Montreal added a fourth in the game's final minute) to lead the Canadiens to a 4-0 victory. Ken Dryden with the shutout.
1972 -- March 13 --
Frank Mahovlich scored with 1:04 to play in Montreal's 2-1 home win. The Canadiens scored 33 seconds into the game to take a 1-0 lead. Ken Dryden made 28 saves.
1972 -- November 16 --
The Canadiens improved to 14-1-4 in the season's first 19 games with a 6-5 home win. Montreal led 4-1 at the 12:39 mark but the Flyers closed the gap to 5-4 in the third period. Frank Mahovlich had three assists. Ken Dryden was replaced by Michel Plasse after the first period with Montreal up 4-2.
1972 -- December 3 --
Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) scored twice in the final 1:19 and Michel Belhumeur made 28 saves in Philly's 5-2 home win. Tom Bladon put Philly on top for good early in the second period. Michel Plasse made 33 saves in the defeat.
1973 -- January 20 --
Trailing 3-2 in the second period, Montreal scored three times in a span of 3:08 en route to a 6-3 home win. Guy Lafleur (2-1-3) had two PPGs off-setting two goals by Rick MacLeish. Flyers' goalie Bobby Taylor made 40 saves. Montreal held a 46-25 shots advantage including 27-12 in the first period and 40-19 after two periods.
1973 -- February 17 --
Bobby Clarke recorded his first NHL hat trick by scoring a thrilling GWG with 3:29 left to give the Flyers a 7-6 win in Montreal. With his back to Ken Dryden, Clarke shot the puck between his legs through a maze of players and past the stunned goalie. The Flyers' offense was led by Clarke (3-1-4), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (1-2-3). The Flyers led 3-0 after one period. After a flurry of goals, Steve Shutt (2-2-4) scored twice to knot the game 6-6 in the third. The Flyers outshot the Canadiens 42-39. Bobby Taylor got the win. Dryden, who returned to the lineup after missing 15 games with a back injury, suffered the defeat after he gave up three goals as a replacement for starter Michel Plasse. There were 58 PIMs in the first period and a major brawl at 15:52 in which Dave Schultz got floored by Serge Savard and then fought Pierre Bouchard almost immediately. While the scrum was finishing, Scotty Bowman asked referee Lloyd Gilmour to check Schultz's stick which was deemed illegal and a minor penalty was attached.
1973 -- March 18 --
Pete Mahovlich (2-1-3) scored with 3:10 left to give Montreal a 4-4 tie in Philly. Ken Dryden made 35 saves to Doug Favell's 34. Guy Lafeur (1-2-3) added three points. Bill Flett (1-1-2, 40th goal), Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) led Philly. In the second period, Dave Schultz edged Pierre Bouchard in a fight. Less than a minute later, Andre Dupont fought Bob Murdoch which led to Montreal's Steve Shutt jumping off the bench and eventually being ejected as third man in.
1973 -- April 14 -- In Game 1 of the Semifinals,
Rick MacLeish rifled a shot past Ken Dryden 2:56 into OT to give Philly a 5-4 win in Montreal. The GWG came as MacLeish stole the puck on a play once dubbed "the Syracuse Pass (meaning anyone who tried it would be sent to Syracuse in the AHL)" when Frank Mahovlich tried a behind-the-back pass about 15-feet in front of his own net; MacLeish later said "He turned around to backhand a pass to one of his defensemen but the puck came right out to me." Doug Favell made 41 saves as Montreal outshot Philly 45-37, the Flyers lone shot in OT was the goal. Each team had a 2-goal scorer: Simon Nolet for Philly and Guy Lapointe (2-1-3) for Montreal. The close game was tied after each regulation period.
1973 -- April 16 -- In Game 2
, Larry Robinson's 50-foot slapper 6:45 into OT gave Montreal a 4-3 win. Robinson was in the lineup because Jacques Laperriere was injured. Dave Schultz bloodied (eight stitches to the lip) Serge Savard in a fight and carried the momentum to an early 2-0 lead less than nine minutes into the game. Guy Lafleur got an important goal with 47 seconds left in the first period and then Henri Richard tied the game 25 seconds into the second period. Eleven seconds later, Bobby Clarke gave Philly a 3-2 lead. Yvon Cournoyer tied the game 3-3 with about eight minutes to play in the third.
1973 -- April 19 -- In Game 3,
Montreal scored two first period goals and won 2-1. Rejean Houle's shot beat Doug Favell, who never reacted, and the Habs led 1-0. With Pierre Bouchard and Dave Schultz in the box for fighting, the Canadiens took a 2-0 lead on Henri Richard's goal. Terry Crisp scored for Philly in the second period. The Flyers managed just four shots in the last period. Each team had 26 shots. Without 50-goal scorer Rick MacLeish, who participated in a pregame skate but nearly slumped on ice due to a bad case of tonsilitis, the Flyers' offense was reduced.
1973 -- April 22 -- In Game 4,
Montreal scored three second period goals and won in Philadelphia 4-1 in front of a Sunday afternoon national TV audience. A recording of Kate Smith's "Gold Bless America' was played but the Flyers lost for just the third time in 33 playings. Bobby Clarke gave Philly a 1-0 lead but the Flyers couldn't capitalize on a second period 2-man advantage for 1:23 and Montreal gained momentum from the kill. Rejean Houle and Marc Tardif scored and the Habs led 2-1, a lead that increased to 3-1 after two.
1973 -- April 24 -- In Game 5
, Montreal scored three times in a span of 7:58 midway in the third period and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals winning the game 5-3 and the series 4-1. Bill Flett gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead in the third but Frank Mahovlich scored 14 seconds later on a dipping 65-footer to thwart Philly's momentum. Henri Richard scored the GWG with 7:53 to play; Yvon Cournoyer sealed the win. Montreal outshot Philly 34-20, including 16-7 in the decisive third period.
1973 -- October 25 --
Jacques Lemaire had a natural hat trick and Wayne Thomas made 28 saves in Montreal's 4-0 win in Philly.
1974 -- January 7 --
Wayne Thomas made 34 saves in Montreal's 2-1 home win. The crowd of 19,040 was the largest in Forum history. Bobby Clarke, while serving a penalty, and Montreal head coach Scotty Bowman got into a heated shouting match which led to the intervening of local police. Bowman said "Clarke is the dirtiest player in the league." Clarke replied "He's always yapping but what can you do? He never comes out on the ice to face you. It's frustrating."
1974 -- February 10 --
Bobby Clarke scored consecutive goals in the second period in Philly's 3-1 home win. Clarke also assisted on the team's first goal which tied the score 1-1 in the opening period. Bernie Parent made 25 saves. The Flyers had 22 shots in the middle period and 45 in the game against goalie Wayne Thomas.
1974 -- February 17 --
Inspired by a bench-clearing brawl after the second period, the Flyers rallied with unassisted early third period goals 63 seconds apart by Gary Dornhoefer and Ross Lonsberry to finish in a 2-2 tie at Montreal. The brawl lasted nearly a half-hour and started when Pierre Bouchard tangled with Bobby Clarke. As the clash escalated, Larry Robinson defeated Dave Schultz in a fight and local police came onto the ice to clear the photographers who mingled with the players. Earlier in the period, Schultz knocked out John Van Boxmeer with one punch to the nose and a lasting image of Van Boxmeer sprawled on the ice. NBC was supposedly upset that the bench-clearing brawl interfered with the length of their broadcast. When broadcaster Tim Ryan said that Clarke had the reputation of being a "dirty player," commentator Ted Lindsay said "He isn't dirty. He has guts. If you don't have guts and you can't take it, you don't belong in hockey." After the game, Clarke said "We love to brawl and that put us in the game" while Fred Shero said "The fight inspired us. Normally when a guy (Schultz) loses a fight, you don't dare talk to him. But our club is different. Even when they lose a fight, they kid each other, they think it is a joke." There were 91 PIMs assessed. Bob Kelly (suspended one game for "starting a general melee" according to Clarence Campbell, as he was the first player to leave the bench), Andre Dupont and Serge Savard were ejected.
1974 -- March 3 --
Cowboy Bill Flett had (2-1-3) three points in the first period and Bernie Parent made 24 saves in the Flyers' 6-0 home win, the franchise's first shutout and largest margin of victory to-date in this series. The Flyers scored three PPGs and one SHG. The first four goals were by players named Bill (Flett, Barber and Clement). There were two third period bouts including Don Saleski-Larry Robinson and Orest Kindrachuk-Yvon Lambert. The Flyers played Kate Smith's "God Bless America" for the 36th time (all-time record to-date: 32-3-1).
1974 -- October 20 --
The Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit in a 2-2 tie at Philadelphia. Rick MacLeish scored the lone third period goal. Bob Kelly had two points. Bernie Parent (23 saves) and Ken Dryden (25 saves) were the goalies.
1974 -- November 2 --
Bernie Parent had 34 saves in a 3-0 shutout, the Flyers' first SO at Montreal in this series. Tom Bladon had the GWG in the first period. Early in the second period, Dave Schultz and Serge Savard hooked up in an entertaining fight. Two of the goals came in the latter half of the third period both assisted by Ross Lonsberry.
1975 -- January 11 --
Michel Larocque made 23 saves and Jacques Lemaire had three (2-1-3) points in Montreal's 6-0 win in the Forum. The Canadiens had three PPGs. Montreal extended the team's unbeaten streak to 19 (13-0-6). The Flyers were shutout for the first time in 111 games (October 3, 1973). The game was played on Saturday afternoon and aired on NBC.
1975 -- March 23 --
Bobby Clarke set an NHL record for most assists in a season by a centerman with his 78th and the Flyers ended Montreal's NHL record 23-game (14-0-9) road unbeaten streak with a 2-1 victory in the Spectrum. Clarke also increased his point total to 29 (6-23-29) over the last 13 games and had at least one point in each contest. Rick MacLeish gave Philly a 1-0 lead and he continued his hot scoring streak with 26 points (13-13-26) over the last 12 games. The Flyers outshot Montreal 35-20. Ross Lonsberry had the GWG. Bernie Parent made 19 stops. Philly held a 35-20 shots advantage.
1975 -- September 21 --
A preseason game in Philly was suspended with less than two minutes remaining by referee Bruce Hood due to 332 PIMs and 15 game misconducts. One massive brawl was started with a Bobby Clarke-Doug Risebrough confrontation. There were 69 penalties called including 26 in the third period. Montreal won 6-2. The night before, Philly defeated the Canadiens 6-4 in Montreal.
1975 -- October 18 --
Gary Dornhoefer scored with 4:22 remaining and Wayne Stephenson made 32 saves in a 2-2 tie at Montreal.
1975 -- November 16 --
Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves and Rick MacLeish and Bob Kelly scored midway through the game in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Gary Dornhoefer had two points including an ENG. The Flyers outshot Montreal 49-27. Dave Schultz and Guy Lapointe fought in the first period. Ken Dryden made 46 saves in the loss. The Flyers improved to 5-1-3 in the last nine games in this series.
1976 -- January 24 --
Ken Dryden made 33 saves and Yvon Lambert had three points in a 5-3 home win. Bill Barber scored 12 seconds into the game and Philly led 2-0 at the 3:09 mark.
1976 -- February 15 --
Wayne Stephenson made 28 saves and Bill Barber 's backhander 14 seconds into the third period gave Philly a 2-1 win at Montreal. Larry Goodenough scored in the opening minute of the second period to tie the game 1-1. Ken Dryden made 39 saves in a defeat.
1976 -- May 9 -- In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals,
Montreal rallied for a 4-3 victory at home when Guy Lapointe scored on a 2-on-1 break (with Guy Lafleur) with 1:22 to play in regulation. Reggie Leach's 16th goal of the 1976 POs, 21 seconds into the game, established an NHL record for most goals by a player (Yvon Cournoyer had 15 in 1973) in one playoff year. The Flyers led 2-0 when Ross Lonsberry later scored in the period and the Flyers, despite being outshot 11-4, led 2-0 after one period. Jimmy Roberts and Larry Robinson of the Canadiens scored in the second period and Montreal held a 27-12 shots advantage with the game tied 2-2. Larry Goodenough gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead early in the third period but Jacques Lemaire tied the game 3-3 at the 10:02 mark prior to Lapointe's GWG. Montreal held a 36-20 shots advantage. Wayne Stephenson made 32 saves for the Flyers.
1976 -- May 11 -- In Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals,
the Canadiens recorded a 2-1 victory. In one of the key plays in the series, with the game scoreless, Jacques Lemaire stripped Larry Goodenough of the puck which led to a short-handed breakaway goal with 4:41 remaining in the second period. The Flyers were on the PP with Guy Lapointe in the box for an added minor during a Moose Dupont-Mario Tremblay fight --
. Prior to the goal, the Habs had two consecutive PPs but couldn't get a shot on goal on either. In the third period, Guy Lafleur scored 2:41 into the third when he tapped his stick and fooled Tom Bladon into a pass, then scored on a screened Wayne Stephenson. Dave Schultz finished the scoring with 2:25 to play. During the game, Larry Robinson's crunching check against Gary Dornhoefer --
. Montreal's checking line of LW Bob Gainey and RW Jimmy Roberts centered by Doug Jarvis was highly effective against the Flyers' big guns and Reggie Leach 's 10-game goal scoring streak was halted. The Flyers outshot Montreal 26-19. The teams combined to go 0-for-15 on power plays through the first two games.
1976 -- May 13 -- In Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals,
Pierre Bouchard matched his regular season total with a third period goal that snapped a 2-2 tie in a 3-2 Canadiens' win. Steve Shutt gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead 3:17 into the game, with Bill Barber in the box, but Reggie Leach scored twice to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead after one period. Shutt then evened the score in the second period with his second PPG of the game. Rick Chatraw, playing in his first NHL playoff game, was inserted into the lineup for an injured Yvon Lambert and was originally awarded the eventual GWG as he provided a screen for Bouchard. Scotty Bowman used 25 line combinations. Montreal held a 25-22 shots advantage and Wayne Stephenson made two breakaway stops in the second period among his 22 stops. Despite two goals by Shutt and Leach, Larry Robinson was named the game's top star. The Canadiens went 2-for-5 on the PP while Philly was 1-for-2. The Flyers entered the game with a home record of 42-3-2 in 47 games during the 1975-76 season.
1976 -- May 16 -- In Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals,
Guy Lafleur scored at 14:18 and Pete Mahovlich at 15:16 of the third period to lift Montreal to a 5-3 win and the Stanley Cup title. In the opening minute of the game, Reggie Leach scored his 19th goal of the playoffs and 80th of the 1975-76 season to give Philly a 1-0 lead. Later in the first, Montreal's Steve Shutt and Pierre Bouchard (the latter had one regular season goal but two in this series) recorded PPGs. Bill Barber added a PPG to even the score 2-2 in the first period. Moose Dupont's PPG with 6:01 left in the second period period made it 3-2 (
). Yvon Cournoyer tied it at 3-3 with 11 seconds left in the second period, the fifth straight goal in the game on the PP. In the third period, the trio of Shutt (2-1-3), Lafleur (1-2-3) and Mahovlich (1-2-3) accounted for all six individual points registered and they produced nine points in the win. It was estimated that the Canadiens used 31 different line combinations in the game. In the four-game series, the Canadiens were led offensively by Lafleur (2-5-7), Shutt (3-3-6) and Mahovlich (1-4-5); Bouchard and Jacques Lemaire were two of four Habs' players to score multiple goals. Montreal owned a 12-1 record in the 1976 playoffs. Goalie Ken Dryden's combined RS and PO career record against the Flyers was 8-8-4 as the series commenced. Including and afterwards, he was 11-0-3. Reggie Leach won the Conn Smythe. Bobby Clarke, the second highest point producer in the NHL's regular season, played with a wrenched knee and went scoreless the last 13 games of this PO season.
1976 -- October 14 --
Ken Dryden made 33 saves and Bob Gainey and Guy Lafleur each scored twice in Montreal's 7-1 win at Philly.
1977 -- January 3 --
The Canadiens halted the Flyers' team-record (since surpassed) 20-game (15-0-5) unbeaten streak with a 6-4 decision in Montreal. The game was scoreless after one, despite Montreal having a 19-3 (55-27 in the game) shots advantage. The Flyers held four one-goal leads after a flurry of seven goals scored in the second period. Jacques Lemaire (1-3-4) and Guy Lapointe (2-1-3) scored 36 seconds apart in the third period to put Montreal on top.
1977 -- January 20 --
Steve Shutt (2-1-3) and Ken Dryden (25 saves) led Montreal to a 6-2 win in Philly.
1977 -- February 19 --
Yvon Cournoyer (2-0-2) scored the 400th goal of his NHL regular season career and Ken Dryden made 25 saves in Montreal's 5-2 home win.
1977 -- December 18 --
Steve Shutt scored a first period PPG and Ken Dryden made 22 saves in Montreal's 2-0 win at Philly. The second score came via an ENG. Paul Holmgren fought Rick Chartraw.
1978 -- January 9 --
Paul Holmgren scored with one second remaining in the third period and the Flyers salvaged a 3-3 tie in Montreal. The goal came off a key faceoff won by Bobby Clarke who fed to Bill Barber who in turn passed to d-man Bob Dailey. Ken Dryden and Bernie Parent each made 20 saves.
1978 -- January 19 --
Rick MacLeish and Steve Shutt traded first period goals and Ken Dryden (28 saves) and Bernie Parent (26 saves) dueled in a 1-1 tie in Philly. Parent stopped breakaways by Pierre Larouche, Rejean Houle and Yvon Cournoyer.
1978 -- March 4 --
Michel Larocque (27 saves), Steve Shutt (1-3-4), Guy Lafleur (1-2-3), Serge Savard (0-3-3), Yvon Lambert (2-0-2) and Jacques Lemaire (2-0-2) led the Habs to a 7-1 home win. Rick St. Croix (four goals) was replaced by Wayne Stephenson (three goals) in the second period.
1978 -- October 15 --
Ken Dryden made 35 saves in Montreal's 3-2 win in Philly, the Flyers' home opener. Pierre Mondou and Rejean Houle both had two points in the key second period. Bobby Clarke and Rick MacLeish had two points each for the Flyers. The Flyers outshot Montreal 37-24.
1978 -- November 28 --
Guy Lafleur scored twice and Ken Dryden made 21 stops in Montreal's 3-0 home win. Jacques Lemaire added an ENG.
1979 -- January 20 --
The Flyers dominated the third period (3-1 goals, 18-8 shots) culminating with Bob Dailey's goal with 38 seconds to play and the teams finished in a 5-5 tie at Montreal. Mel Bridgman, the game's top star, had three points to lead the Flyers' offense. The Canadiens led 5-3 with under eight minutes to play before Al Hill and Dailey scored.
1979 -- January 29 --
Michel Larocque made 30 saves and Larry Robinson (2-2-4) and Guy Lafleur (2-0-2) scored twice in a 7-3 win at Philly. Bernie Parent was removed for Wayne Stephenson with the score 4-1.
1979 -- October 21 --
Montreal rallied from a 4-goal deficit in a game that ended 6-6 in Philly. The Flyers held leads of 4-0 and 6-2 but Rejean Houle tied the game with 2:49 remaining. Philly led 3-0 after one period but got out-scored 4-3 in the second period. Rick MacLeish (1-2-3) and Bill Barber (2-0-2, the game's first two goals) led Philly. Guy Lafleur (2-1-3) and Larry Robinson (1-2-3) led Montreal. The Flyers were outshot 6-2 in the third period and 28-23 in the game. Montreal's head coach Boom Boom Geoffrion called it "One of the greatest comebacks I have ever seen."
1979 -- November 3 --
Phil Myre made 24 saves and the Flyers exploded for four third period goals in a 5-3 road win. Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Reggie Leach (1-1-2) scored to make it 5-3 and Norm Barnes (1-1-2) also had two points. Philly outshot Montreal 40-27 including 19-5 in the third period. The victory ended a 17-game (0-13-4) winless streak in this series. The last prior Flyers' win in Montreal came in November, 1974.
1980 -- January 12 --
Five days after the Flyers suffered a loss in Minnesota, which snapped a League-record 35-game (25-0-10) unbeaten streak, Philly lost 4-3 in Montreal. Guy Lafleur scored the lone third period goal. Philly led 3-1 in the second period. In between the losses to Minnesota and Montreal, the Flyers beat the Winnipeg Jets.
1980 -- March 2 --
Denis Herron made 36 saves and Pierre Larouche scored twice in Montreal's 5-1 home win. The Flyers led 1-0 past the game's midway point but the Habs scored twice in 25 seconds to take the lead for good. Bob Kelly and Chris Nilan, his first NHL fight, battled.
1980 -- October 19 --
Pete Peeters made 24 saves and Mel Bridgman (100th NHL goal) and Yves Preston scored in the Flyers' 2-1 win. Gaston Gingras scored with 2:06 left for Montreal's lone goal. Michel Larocque made 38 saves in the loss. Philly held a 40-25 shots advantage including 30-13 after two periods.
1980 -- November 22 --
Bob Gainey (2-2-4), Chris Nilan (2-0-2) and Rejean Houle (2-0-2, first two in his NHL career) each scored twice and Doug Jarvis added three assists in Montreal's 7-3 home win. 1980 U.S. Olympic Hero Bill Baker was issued 34 PIMs for Montreal, while Tim Kerr (31 PIMs), Reggie Leach (30 PIMs, game misconduct), Mike Busniuk (22 PIMs) and Bobby Clarke (20 PIMs) were among the most penalized Flyers in a game featuring 154 PIMs and four fighting majors.
1981 -- January 24 --
Mario Trembley (3-0-3) recorded his first hat trick and Rejean Houle scored twice in Montreal's 6-3 home win. Doug Risebrough and Yvon Lambert (0-3-3) each had three points.
1981 -- February 15 --
Ken Linseman (1-1-2) scored with 6:09 to play to complete a Flyers' three-goal rally in a 5-5 tie in Philadelphia. Montreal once held a 5-2 lead and out-scored Philly 4-3 in the second period. Paul Holmgren (1-2-3) had three points and Reggie Leach scored twice.
1981 -- September 25 --
Ron Flockhart scored three times and Bobby Clarke added two goals in the Flyers' 7-6 preseason game win which included 205 PIMs. A brawl resulted in 114 PIMs started when Montreal's Dwight Schofield (ejected) sucker-punched Paul Holmgren, who recently recovered from a major injury, leading to the arrival of Ken Linseman (ejected) as third man-in. Later, Behn Wilson bloodied (cut above the left eye) Chris Nilan in a fight.
1981 -- October 27 --
In a battle of the only two remaining unbeaten teams, the Canadiens out-scored Philly 6-1 in the opening period en route to an 11-2 home win. Montreal led 2-0 65 seconds into the game and 6-0 at the 14:25 mark. Steve Shutt (2-3-5), Keith Acton (3-1-4, 1st NHL hat trick) and Larry Robinson (1-3-4) led Montreal. Pete Peeters was removed at the 11:10 mark after giving up four goals. Rick St. Croix made 30 saves on 37 shots in relief. Denis Herron made 23 saves in Montreal's win. With Montreal leading 9-2, a third period melee ensued with Tim Kerr and Bobby Clarke of the Flyers ejected and Robert Picard of Montreal also tossed. The game had 163 PIMs. Following the game, Flyers' head coach Pat Quinn said "I've never felt this devastated in my coaching career."
1982 -- January 16 --
Paul Holmgren scored twice in under four minutes late in the second period to give Philly a 3-1 lead in a 4-2 win at Montreal. Rick St. Croix made 36 saves. The Flyers entered the game 2-18-5 in the last 25 games in this series.
1982 -- January 21 --
Keith Acton (1-2-3) and Denis Herron (29 saves) led Montreal to a 4-2 win at Philly. Darryl Sittler made his Flyers' debut. Montreal's Jeff Brubaker openly challenged the entire Flyers' bench to a fight on his first shift leading to roughing minors for him and Philly's Glen Cochrane. On his second shift, Brubaker fought Brad Marsh leading to majors for both and a 10-minute misconduct to Brubaker and Cochrane. Later in the second period, Bob Hoffmeyer fought Mark Hunter.
1982 -- October 21 --
Doug Wickenheiser scored both goals and Rick Wamsley made 33 saves in Montreal's 2-1 win at Philly. Rick St. Croix made 30 saves in the loss.
1982 -- November 20 --
Robert Picard scored with 1:14 to play giving Montreal a 5-4 home win. The Flyers immediately challenged Rejean Houle's stick and it was found to be illegal giving Philly a 6-on-4 advantage; however, 15 seconds into the penalty, Montreal scored an ENG. Pierre Mondou (1-2-3) led the offense. Richard Sevigny made 24 saves. Pelle Lindbergh stopped 31 shots. Mark Howe picked up a minor penalty, his first penalty as a Flyer in his 21st game; through his first 31 games, Howe had just two PIMs.
1983 -- March 17 --
Darryl Sittler (1-1-2) scored his 40th goal while Ron Flockhart, Ilkka Sinisalo and Brian Propp all had a goal and an assist in the Flyers' 6-4 home win. Ron Flockhart's PPG late in the second period was the GWG. Montreal had three PPGs. Paul Holmgren scored a key goal and was named the game's top star after he returned to the lineup from a two-game absence due to a concussion.
1983 -- October 8 --
Pelle Lindbergh, en route to winning NHL Player of the Week honors, backed Philly to a 6-3 win at Montreal in the Flyers' road opener. Ray Allison scored the tie-breaking goal and Glen Cochrane (1-2-3) had three points. The Flyers scored five straight goals to pull ahead 6-2.
1984 -- January 17 --
Darryl Sittler's PPG with 1:43 left in the second period was the go-ahead goal in Philly's 6-4 win at Montreal. The Flyers trailed 2-0 at the 3:02 mark but took a 4-3 lead on Sittler's goal. Dave Poulin and Ron Sutter (2-0-2) scored 28 seconds apart early in the third period to put Philly up 6-3. Thomas Eriksson had three assists. Bob Froese made 22 saves.
1984 -- February 2 --
Darryl Sittler scored his second goal of the game with 5:06 left in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Sittler said "In the 14 years I've been in the league, I've come off the ice a loser most of the time. They're not a dynasty any more, but tonight we played an old-time hockey game. There was a lot of hitting and a lot of good defense. You've gotta be happy with a 2-2 tie." Richard Sevigny made 36 saves for Montreal. The Flyers held a 24-10 shots advantage after two periods but trailed 2-1. Ryan Walter assisted on goals by Guy Lafleur and Larry Robinson.
1984 -- October 1 --
In a preseason game, Ron Hextall played in his first NHL game in Philly's 2-1 loss at Montreal. Tom Kurvers snapped a tie with just under three minutes to play.
1984 -- October 15 --
Bob Gainey's two goals in a span of 1:41 gave the Habs a 2-0 lead en route to a 5-2 victory in Montreal. The Canadiens scored three times in the opening period despite just six shots. Doug Soetart made 21 saves for thw in. The Flyers scored twice in 11 seconds to cut the deficit in half, to 4-2.
1984 -- December 16 --
Tom Kurvers snapped a 2-2 tie with just over five minutes left in Montreal's 3-2 win in the Spectrum. Montreal had two prior leads but the Flyers evened the game 15 seconds after the first goal and 64 seconds after the second score. Two early fights: Dave Brown-Chris Nilan and Ed Hospodar-Mark Hunter (
) in less than a minute; however, Hospodar broke his hand during the altercation and was out of the lineup for five weeks.
1985 -- March 24 --
Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) scored with 38 seconds to play to lift the Flyers to their team-record (since broken) 11th straight victory, 4-3 in Philly. The Flyers had just three shots in the final period. Mats Naslund tied the game for Montreal with 2:46 to play. Pelle Lindbergh made 22 saves. Steve Penney made 18 saves in the loss.
1985 -- October 30 --
Rich Sutter and Brian Propp scored less than a minute apart in the third period to give the Flyers a 5-4 win at Montreal. Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves. Propp (2-1-3) was joined by Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Dave Poulin (0-3-3) with three points. Bobby Smith (1-2-3) led Montreal.
1985 -- December 12 --
Tim Kerr scored twice during a 5-goal second period and the Flyers cruised to a 6-3 home win. Kerr's second goal came with two seconds left in the second period to make it 6-1. Peter Zezel (1-1-2), who was named game's top star, and Dave Poulin (1-1-2) added two points. Dave Brown started the scoring 34 seconds into the game. Montreal scored twice in the third period including with three seconds left in the game. Patrick Roy (22 saves, 28 shots) was removed after the second period for Steve Penney (8 shots, 8 saves). Darren Jensen made 23 saves for the Flyers and earned the victory with second star status.
1986 -- February 15 --
Montreal recorded a 5-3 home win, fending off a late Flyers' rally. The Canadiens led 4-1 with under five to play then the Flyers narrowed the score to 4-3 before Bob Gainey added an ENG. Doug Soetaert made 25 saves. Montreal had five goal scorers and Larry Robinson had three assists. Mark Howe (1-2-3) factored in each Flyers' goal.
1986 -- November 26 --
In a game that had five separate fights, Ron Hextall made 29 saves and Brad McCrimmon (SHG) and Peter Zezel scored in the first 2:02 of the final period to lead Philly to a 4-2 home win. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods. Dave Brown fought Chris Nilan twice (
), Daryl Stanley and Lindsay Carson fought Shayne Corson and Rick Tocchet battled Bobby Smith in the game's opening minute.
1987 -- January 15 --
With the game deadlocked 3-3 in the third period, Rick Tocchet (1-1-2), Derrick Smith (1-1-2) and Peter Zezel scored to lift the Flyers to a 6-3 home win. Ron Hextall made 23 saves. Pelle Eklund had three points in the second period (1-2-3). Gaston Gingras had two goals for Montreal. Don Nachbaur lost to Shayne Corson in a fight then Rick Tocchet thumped David Maley in an exciting battle.
1987 -- March 14 --
Ron Hextall made 40 stops, including 17-for-17 in the third period and OT combined, in a 3-3 tie played in Montreal. Scott Mellanby scored the lone goal in the third period. Lindsay Carson fought Chris Nilan.
1987 -- May 4 -- In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals,
Ilkka Sinisalo scored in a goal-mouth scramble 9:11 into OT to propel the Flyers to a 4-3 victory. The thrilling goal came as a result of Peter Zezel's attempted stuff-in, twice stopped by Brian Hayward, but never frozen. As the play continued, Sinisalo poked in the loose puck under the bodies of Hayward and Chris Chelios. Derrick Smith tied the score at 3-3 with under four minutes to play after Bobby Smith had given Montreal a 3-2 lead; earlier in the third, Sinisalo tied the score 2-2 ona beautiful 2-on-1 feed from Brian Propp that electrified the Flyers' home building. In the last minute of regulation, Canadiens' forward Guy Carbonneau had two shots on Ron Hextall but was denied each time. The Flyers entered this game losers of eight straight PO games against the Habs (1-8 all-time).
Sinisalo's goal at 2:58
1987 -- May 6 -- In Game 2,
the Habs scored three second period goals en route to a 5-2 victory in Philadelphia. Five different Montreal players scored. Brian Hayward made 21 saves for Montreal while eventual Conn Smythe winner Ron Hextall was removed after two periods (and returned for part of the third period). After the game, Hextall said of the havoc near his crease "If they come in the crease all night and the referee's not calling it, something's got to happen. They made the big crease this year but I don't think they called it once. If I have to do something next game, somebody's going to get hurt." Montreal goalie Brian Hayward said "It's something I complain about (too). It's a fact of life when you're a goalie." Chris Nilan was asked to reply about Hextall's remark "He can do it, just let him. If he is going to wind up and whack someone, he better be ready to get it back." Mike Keenen said that both Hayward and Patrick Roy had illegal-size pads, something that became a focus of TV crews and the NHL.
1987 -- May 8 -- In Game 3,
Brian Propp snapped a tie with 3:09 to play seconds after Ron Hextall, superb throughout, made a magnificent save on Shayne Corson, in Philadelphia's 4-3 win in Montreal. The Canadiens outshot Philly 39-18. The Flyers were dominated the opening period, 2-0 in goals and 21-8 in shots; Chris Nilan gave Montreal a 1-0 lead then Chris Chelios made it 2-0 on a 5-on-3 PP. After the first period, Flyers' head coach decided to use a surprisingly mild way to rally his squad and according to Mark Howe it was effective "He came in relaxed. Mike knows how to rip everyone but he didn't." Pelle Eklund tallied the only goals of the second period, the first on a delayed penalty, to knot the score at 2-2. After Rick Tocchet gave the Flyers a third period lead, Mats Naslund scored a PPG to draw the game even at 3-3. Eklund and Tocchet each had three points. Hextall made 36 saves and afterwards Canadiens' head coach Jean Perron said "It is not hard to explain this loss. It is very simple. Hextall was outstanding in net. He was the main man."
1987 -- May 10 -- In Game 4,
Pelle Eklund's hat trick sparked the Flyers to a 6-3 triumph in Game 4. Eklund scored the go-ahead goal in the second period 2:01 after Montreal tied the game. Scott Mellanby's deflection scored 14 seconds into the third period sent starter Patrick Roy (first appearance of the series) to the bench and gave Philly a 4-2 lead. Bobby Smith of Montreal called the goal "devastating." Then Eklund scored 1:14 later as replacement goalie Brian Hayward made a poor play. Eklund completed his hat trick on a breakaway with 6:59 to play but slammed into the boards and suffered wrist and back injuries. Eklund (3-0-3) and Brian Propp (1-2-3) led the offense; Propp's goal was a 60-footer that dipped on Roy. Ron Hextall, who made 25 saves on 28 shots, and Bobby Smith received fighting majors with 2:47 to play in a mini-skirmish after Chris Chelios' goal made it 6-3. Roy made 16 saves on 20 shots while replacement Hayward stopped 5 of 7 shots. Canadiens' head coach Jean Perron said afterwards " I take full responsibility for using Roy tonight. I thought he would come up big but he did not. They have the better goaltending. That's what has put them up in the series." Perron also inserted Kjell Dahlin and Stephane Richer into the lineup for more offense as replacements for Brian Skrudland and Sergio Momesso. During the warmups, Chico Resch and Ed Hospodar participated in frustrating Claude Lemieux's ritual of shooting the puck into the opponent's empty net when the duo turned the net around; Hospodar waited for Lemieux to shoot the puck and then fired it back the length of the ice. The act escalated prior to Game Six.
1987 -- May 12 -- In Game 5,
Larry Robinson (1-3-4) and Brian Hayward (24 saves) led Montreal to a 5-2 win in Philly. The Canadiens scored twice in 19 seconds in the latter half of the middle period to take a 4-1 lead. Ron Hextall made 25 saves in the loss. Afterwards, Mike Keenan blasted referee Dave Newell "I thought the big factor was the officiating by Dave Newell in period number one. There were about three or four non-calls. It was unfortunate but again this is the second time in the Spectrum that this man's calls affected the outcome of the game." When Jean Perron, of Montreal, was asked about Keenan's comments, he said "He's just like me. Some guys (referees) we like. Some we don't and some we hope stay home every night." Once again, Chico Resch turned the net around in order to disrupt Claude Lemieux's pregame ritual; Chris Chelios put the net back on its hinges.
1987 -- May 14 -- In Game 6:
Ilkka Sinisalo, Scott Mellanby and Rick Tocchet scored after the Flyers trailed 3-1 and the team rallied for a 4-3 win in Montreal which eliminated the defending Stanley Cup Champions in six games. Tocchet's goal at 7:11 was the lone score of the third period and came off a terrific give-and-go with Brian Propp. Doug Crossman (0-2-2) joined Propp (0-2-2) and Mellanby (1-1-2) as Flyers with multiple-point games. Flyers' captain Dave Poulin made his first appearance of the series, after missing 11 of the previous 12 contests, and scored the team's first goal, a SHG to tie the game 1-1. Tocchet said of Poulin "He's our Goose Gossage. He just came in and made the save." Larry Robinson scored what looked to be a possible series-shifting goal with four seconds left in the opening period to give the Habs a 2-1 lead. Bobby Smith scored on the PP, with Derrick Smith in the box, to make it 3-1, then Poulin and Robinson were penalized immediately following the goal; however, Sinisalo scored 49 seconds after Smith's goal and Mellanby followed less than two minutes later to even the game 3-3. Afterwards, Poulin said "The difference in this series was Ron Hextall." The game was delayed 17 minutes due to a pre-game brawl which led to multiple fines totalled $24,500 plus a suspension to Ed Hospadar for $1500 and the entire NHL Finals. The Flyers' Hospodar and Glenn Resch and Montreal's Claude Lemieux and Shayne Corson were fined an extra $500 for starting the battle which wa an attempt to disrupt Claude Lemieux's pregame ritual of scoring into the opponent's empty net. Nine players were fined an additional $500 -- Hospodar, Dave Brown, Rick Tocchet, Don Nachbaur and Daryl Stanley of Philadelphia, and Corson, Chris Nilan, Larry Robinson and Mike McPhee of Montreal. When asked to comment about the brawl, Hospodar said "It was a big step back for Ed Hospodar but a big step forward for the NHL. Maybe now they'll enforce the rules that you can't go over the center line." SERIES LEADING SCORERS -- Flyers -- Brian Propp (3-6-9), Pelle Eklund (5-2-7) and Rick Tocchet (2-5-7); Canadiens -- Larry Robinson (1-8-9), Mats Naslund (2-6-8), Bobby Smith (4-3-7). Among the visitors to the Flyers' dressing room after the game was Raymond Bourque who said jokingly "Shhhh, don't tell anyone I was here." The Flyers won despite just one appearance by Poulin and the unavailability of Tim Kerr, Murray Craven and J.J. Daigneault throughout the series.
1987 -- October 8 --
In the season opener, the teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Philadelphia. Claude Lemieux (1-1-2) scored with 3:19 remaining. Magnus Roupe gave Philly a 2-1 lead earlier in the third period. Kerry Huffman assisted on both Flyers' goals. Patrick Roy made 25 saves to 22 by Mark Laforest, who played for the suspended Ron Hextall.
1987 -- November 7 --
Mike McPhee and Stephane Richer both had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 5-4 home win. Richer scored the go-ahead goal with 3:02 to play and moments later McPhee made it 5-3. Brian Propp finished the scoring.
1988 -- January 9 --
Ilkka Sinisalo scored the lone third period goal in a 3-3 tie at Montreal. Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Patrick Roy made 32 saves. The Canadiens held a 36-35 shots edge but the Flyers held a 4-0 advantage in OT. Montreal led 2-0 in the first period but Dave Brown's goal got Philly on the board. The Canadiens took a 3-1 lead before Brian Propp scored with 20 seconds left in the second period. There were four fights including Scott Mellanby-Chris Nilan (
) and later a Brown-Chris Nilan battle.
1988 -- November 7 --
1987 PO hero J.J. Daigneault was sent to Montreal for Scott Sandelin.
1988 -- December 1 --
The Flyers rallied from two goals down for a 2-2 tie in Philly. Mike Bullard (1-1-2) became the third Flyer (Bill Sutherland and Mel Bridgman were the others) to score in his first two games with the franchise. Ron Hextall made 25 saves and picked up a 10-minute misconduct during a fight between Dave Poulin and Bobby Smith (
1989 -- February 17 --
Shayne Corson (2-1-3), Eric Desjardins (0-3-3) and Brian Hayward (24 saves) led Montreal to a 7-4 win in Philly. The Flyers rallied from three deficits to tie the game. Rick Tocchet scored twice.
1989 -- April 2 --
Ron Hextall (30 saves) and Patrick Roy (29 saves) hooked up in a good duel as the teams played to a 2-2 tie, their fifth tie in the last seven regular season meetings. Rick Tocchet and Mark Howe scored for the Flyers and Hextall assisted on Howe's third period goal.
1989 -- May 1 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Finals,
the Flyers won 3-1 at Montreal. Patrick Roy's impressive streak of 30-0-4 at home (last loss was as April 26, 1988) ended. Ken Wregget had 24 saves and Derrick Smith (first period) and Ilkka Sinisalo (third period) scored SHGs to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead. Shayne Corson netted a PPG 47 seconds later to cut the Flyers' lead in half but 1:03 later Rick Tocchet sealed the deal. Three of the four goals in the game came in under two minutes in the middle-to-late portion of the third period. The infamous Chris Chelios cheap shot to Brian Propp at 7:07 of the second period:
1989 -- May 3 -- In Game 2,
Patrick Roy made 24 saves and defeated the Flyers for the first time in his career in Montreal's 3-0 home win. Roy entered the game with a career record of 0-4-5 against the Flyers. The Canadiens scored a goal in each period. Montreal held a 39-24 shots advantage. Ken Wregget who made 36 saves. The Canadiens went 2-for-8 on the PP. Stephane Richer scored early in the first period and with six seconds left on a 2-man advantage to make it 1-0. Rookie Eric Desjardins made it 2-0 late in the second period on a PP.
1989 -- May 5 -- In Game 3,
Montreal scored three times in the middle period and skated to a 5-1 victory. Patrick Roy stopped 25 shots and his shutout streak ended at 113 minutes and 47 seconds when Brian Propp scored. Guy Carbonneau and Ryan Walter each had two points.
1989 -- May 7 -- In Game 4,
Patrick Roy made 17 saves and Montreal scored three times (16-5 shots) in the second period en route to a 4-1 win in Philly. Ron Hextall saw his first action of the series and made 29 saves. The Canadiens outshot Philly 32-17. Shayne Corson and Stephane Richer each had two points.
1989 -- May 9 -- In Game 5,
Dave Poulin's goal 5:02 into OT kept the Flyers alive with a 2-1 win. Derrick Smith, who assisted on the GWG, scored in the second period to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Bobby Smith evened the game with 4:14 left in regulation. On the winning goal, Gord Murphy partially fanned on a blue-line slapper, the puck deflected off Smith's skate to an awaiting Poulin who fooled Roy with a low shot. Ron Hextall made 27 saves.
1989 -- May 11 --In Game 6,
Montreal clinched the series with a 4-2 win. Bobby Smith (1-1-2) got points on two PPGs that gave Montreal a 2-1 lead. The Habs held a 26-17 shots advantage and limited the Flyers to two shots in the third period, one a goal by Brian Propp. Patrick Roy made 15 saves. Ron Hextall-Chris Chelios incident:
1989 -- November 22 --
Murray Craven (2-2-4) and Rick Tocchet (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 5-1 home win. Ken Wregget had 22 saves. Philly snapped a 7-game (0-2-5) regular season winless skid in the series. Scott Mellanby (one assist) returned to action after missing the season's first 20 games due to nerve and tendon damage in his forearm following a brawl in a bar in which he sued and won monetary damages. While Mellanby returned, the Flyers announced that Brian Propp (hand) and Tim Kerr (shoulder) had surgeries unrelated to this game and would be out of action for extended time.
1989 -- December 23 --
Ken Wregget made 31 saves and Ron Sutter scored twice in Philly's 5-3 win at Montreal. Mike Bullard (1-1-2) also scored and had two points. The Habs scored two third period goals to get within 4-3 before Sutter's ENG ended it.
1990 -- January 13 --
Pete Peeters made 33 saves in a 2-2 tie in Montreal. Dave Poulin and Pelle Eklund each had two points.
1990 -- October 20 --
Pelle Eklund scored twice and Murray Craven had three assists in Philly's 5-3 win in Montreal. Ken Wregget made 23 saves. Scott Mellanby snapped a 3-3 tie with a pretty goal as he fooled defenseman Gerald Diduck and then beat Patrick Roy.
1990 -- November 15 --
Pete Peeters made 28 saves and Rick Tocchet and Murray Craven each scored and assisted in Philly's 4-1 home win. Dale Kushner and Mario Roberge had a spirited fight.
1990 -- December 23 --
Ron Hextall made 50 saves but Montreal ralled from a four-goal deficit to tie the Flyers 4-4 in Philly. Russ Courtnall's breakaway goal tied the game 4-4 with about five minutes left. Denis Savard scored two PPGs. Murray Craven scored twice in the first period, including a penalty shot, and the Flyers led 4-0 after one period which led to the removal of goalie Andre Racicot (10 saves) for J.C. Bergeron (17-for-17). The Flyers were outshot 17-14 in the first period and 54-31 in the game. The Flyers improved to 4-0-2 in this series since the 1989 PO matchup.
1991 -- March 15 --
Mark Pederson was dealt by Montreal for Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Jim Campbell) in the 1991 Entry Draft.
1991 -- October 19 --
Rollie Melanson made 22 saves and Brent Gilchrist's reviewed goal was the difference in Montreal's 1-0 win in Philadelphia. On-site replay official rule that though the puck hit Gilchrist's skate prior to finding its way into the net, it wasn't an intentional kicking motion. Dominic Roussel turned in a terrific performance in his first NHL start as he made 24 saves. The Flyers had lost just three times (9-3-6) in the prior 18 regular season games in this series.
1991 -- November 16 --
Ex-Canadien Mark Pederson snapped a 1-1 tie with 5:09 remaining in Philly's 3-1 road win. Ken Wregget made 28 saves and assisted on the GWG. Keith Acton added an ENG.
1992 -- March 18 --
Ron Hextall's 33 saves and Rod Brind'Amour's three points (1-2-3) led Philly to a 4-3 road win. Mark Pederson had a key third period tally. Garry Galley, Mark Freer and Mark Howe each had two points. Dave Brown beat Lyle Odelein in a fight and Odelein was tossed from the contest.
1992 -- October 24 --
Mike Keane (1-3-4) led Montreal to a 7-6 win at Philly. The Canadiens led 4-3 after one period despite being outshot 15-6. Stephane Beauregard (two saves on six shots) was replaced by Dominic Roussel who stopped 18 of 21 shots the rest of the game. Greg Paslawski (3-1-4) had four points for the Flyers including a hat trick. Eric Lindros had three assists. Dave Brown and Lyle Odelein got unsportsmanlike minors (
1992 -- November 14 --
Kevin Dineen's goal 48 seconds into OT ended Montreal's 12-game unbeaten streak and gave Philly a 4-3 road win. Other key contributors were Brent Fedyk (two goals) and Dominic Roussel (30 saves). Eric Desjardins had three assists for the Canadiens.
1993 -- Janaury 31 --
Gary Leeman scored his first two goals in a Canadiens' sweater and Montreal ended an 0-5-3 skid at home (regular season) in this series with a 6-4 win. The score was 3-3 after 20 minutes. Josef Beranek (2-1-3) and Garry Galley (0-3-3) led the Flyers.
1993 -- February 11 --
Tommy Soderstrom and Andre Racicot battled to a scoreless draw in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot Montreal 26-23. It was the sixth time the Flyers played to a scoreless tie and the 47th for Montreal. each team had five PP chances. The Flyers killed minors in the last five minutes of regulation and with under two minutes remaining in OT.
1993 -- November 24 --
The Flyers scored six times in the second period en route to a 9-2 thrashing of Montreal in Philadelphia. Mark Recchi (1-4-5), Kevin Dineen (3-0-3), Garry Galley (1-3-4) and Tommy Soderstrom (33 saves) were key contributors. In the second period, three goals came in the opening 4:24 and three more in the closing 3:29. Andre Racicot surrendered eight goals on 18 shots before giving way to Patrick Roy who stopped seven of eight shots. Rod Brind'Amour fought J.J. Daigneault.
1994 -- January 30 --
Montreal recorded a 5-4 home win when Guy Carbonneau's OT goal gave Patrick Roy (30 saves) his first regular season victory against the Flyers after a start of 0-6-6 start. The Habs led 3-0 after one period but the Flyers scored the next four including two goals by Kevin Dineen to pull ahead 4-3; however, Kirk Muller evened the score. Tommy Soderstrom made 32 saves.
1994 -- February 21 --
In a ferocious, physical, high-scoring game, Philly went 5-for-7 on the PP and never trailed in an 8-7 home win. The offense was led by Rod Brind'Amour (2-2-4), Yves Racine (0-4-4), Mark Recchi (1-2-3), Brent Fedyk (2-0-2) and Eric Lindros (2-0-2). John LeClair (1-2-3) and Vincent Damphousse (2-0-2) led Montreal. A brawl erupted in the middle of the second period: Eric Lindros and Montreal's Eric Desjardins (he was ejected) fought and among the penalties was Patrick Roy for slashing and leaving the crease. Roy left the game at 30:05 having yielded six goals on 18 shots but it was Ron Tugnutt who was charged with the defeat (two goals on 12 shots). Dominic Roussel went the distance for the Flyers. Dave Brown was tossed an eventually suspended one game (third game misconduct of the season) after a first period fight with Lyle Odelein.
1994 -- March 12 --
Vincent Damphousse's reviewed goal came with 1:16 to play in a 4-4 OT tie at Montreal. The controversial goal was allowed despite protests that Montreal's John LeClair had a skate in the crease. The Flyers rallied from a 3-1 hole and went ahead when Jeff Finley scored the only goal in his 55-game career with the team. Eric Lindros had three assists. Frederic Chabot, who made 21 saves on 22 shots, twice came in to relieve starter Dominic Roussel who gave up two goals on 12 shots, was temporarily benched for 69 seconds then yanked a second time after giving up one goal on six shots. The Canadiens outshot Philly 40-27.
1994 -- June 29 --
Montreal dealt Kevin Haller to Philly for Yves Racine.
1995 -- January 29 --
Rob DiMaio, who was a scratch the prior two games but played for the flu-ridden Eric Lindros, scored in the third period and Ron Hextall made 30 saves in a 2-2 tie at Montreal. The two goals that beat him came in a span of 41 seconds in the last two minutes of the second period.
1995 -- February 9 --
In one of the most significant trades in team history, the Flyers acquired John LeClair, Eric Desjardins and Gilbert Dionne for Mark Recchi and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Martin Hohenberger) in the 1995 Entry Draft. Said GM Bob Clarke "We had to get an experienced NHL defenseman. With the two forwards, we hope that we can compensate for the goals we gave up."
1995 -- February 25 --
Philly won 7-0 in Montreal as John LeClair, acquired 16 days earlier, scored a hat trick off ex-teammate Patrick Roy. The Flyers outshot Montreal 41-18; Ron Hextall recorded the shutout. The game was scoreless near the midway mark until LeClair scored the first of two consecutive goals in the second period. The Flyers scored five times in a span of 10:23 in the third period, including one by Eric Desjardins who was also acquired in the major trade, and their seven goals were tallied in 22:10. In the third period, Eric Lindros and Lyle Odelein clashed and later Chris Therien and J.J. Daigneault fought. Video --
1995 -- March 20 --
Eric Lindros (3-1-4), Kevin Dineen (2-1-3), Mikael Renberg (0-3-3) and John LeClair (2-0-2) led Philly to an 8-4 home win. Lindros became the second Flyers' player to record hat tricks in consecutive games. Brian Bellows (2-0-2) and Mark Recchi (0-3-3) led Montreal. Patrick Roy surrendered eight goals. The Flyers scored 15 goals in their last two encounters against Roy.
1995 -- April 12 --
Mikael Renberg scored the only goal in the third period in Philly's 3-2 home win. The Flyers outshot Montreal 29-16. The Canadiens scored 44 seconds into the game and led 2-1 after 20 minutes. Craig MacTavish made it 2-2. Ron Hextall made 14 saves in the win. Shawn Antoski and Turner Stevenson fought.
1995 -- October 7 --
The Flyers handed Montreal the franchise's worst defeat in a home opener, 7-1 in the season opener for both teams. The Canadiens retired sweater number "1" in honor of legendary goalie Jacques Plante prior to the game. Patrick Roy surrendered five goals on 15 shots before being removed for Patrick Labrecque who made his NHL debut and played just twice in his NHL career. It was the last time Patrick Roy faced the Flyers as a member of the Canadiens and his career regular season W-L-T mark was 1-11-7 in 19 decisions. Patrik Juhlin, Rod Brind'Amour and John LeClair each had three (1-2-3) points. Ron Hextall made 30 saves. Philly led 4-0 after one period and 6-0 at 26:06. Montreal's Mark Recchi scored a SHG to make it 6-1. Shawn Antoski fought Donald Brashear early in the second period --
. Stephane Quintal fought Eric Lindros near the game's midway point but was ejected because he was wearing tape on his hands (
) . Lyle Odelein fought Antoski almost immediately after Philly went ahead 4-0 (
). Odelein later dueled with Lindros and picked up a 10-minute misconduct. Lindros also bloodied Saku Koivu with a check --
1995 -- December 16 --
The Flyers played in the Montreal Forum for the final time and earned a 4-2 victory. Rod Brind'Amour scored twice and Eric Lindros scored the final goal played in this series in the Forum. Ron Hextall picked up the win and improved to 14-4-6 against Montreal. The Flyers were 8-for-9 on the PK. Philly was whistled for too many men on the ice while on a PP for the same infraction against the Habs. Shjon Podein was ejected for a high-stick which broke Andrei Kovalenko's nose.
1996 -- February 1 --
Eric Desjardins' OT tally with :30 remaining gave the Flyers a 3-2 win. The Flyers held a 13-1 shot advantage after one period, 30-6 after two periods, and 39-14 in the game. Rod Brind'Amour had two assists in his 500th NHL game. The game was marred by an ugly incident when Montreal's Marc Bureau drilled Petr Svoboda with an elbow resulting in a concussion and a pool of blood; Svoboda was removed on a stretcher. Bureau was eventually fined $1,000 and suspended for five games. According to Bureau, "My wife was in labor that week with our son, and Montreal would not allow me to be with her. It was just a reflex. He [Svoboda] probably thought I did it on purpose, but I snapped. I hadn't slept in three days." The couple's son, Alex, was born that night. Bureau said he tried to call Svoboda in the hospital but couldn't get through. The Flyers' Craig MacTavish later retaliated and beat Bureau in a fight --
. Shawn Antoski and Chris Murray also dueled --
1996 -- April 11 --
The Flyers played their last regular season game at the Spectrum and defeated Montreal 3-2. Shjon Podein and John Druce scored first period goals and after a Turner Stevenson tally in the second period made it 2-1, John LeClair scored the final regular season Flyers' goal in the building. Vinny Damphousse scored the last goal in the 3-2 contest. The Flyers finished their regular season history at 696-294-141 at the Spectrum. Post-game ceremonies --
1996 -- October 26 --
The teams met in the new Molson Centre and the Canadiens prevailed 6-5. The result snapped the Flyers seven-game win streak over the Habs and it was Montreal's first regulation win in the series covering the prior 13 games (Flyers went 9-0-4). Stephane Richer and Saku Koivu each scored twice. Martin Rucinsky had three points. Philly outshot the Habs 42-23 including 31-10 over the last two periods. Pat Jablonski made 37 saves in the win.
1997 - January 14 --
Paul Coffey's shot from the point with under 45 seconds to play beat Pat Jablonski and gave the Flyers a 3-2 win. Coffey (1-1-2) moved into eighth place on the NHL's all-time scoring list. He returned to the lineup after missing five games with a concussion. The Flyers outshot Montreal 35-18 including 17-5 in the opening period. Philly led 2-0 before the 10-minute mark of the game. Brian Savage tied it 2-2 with one second left on Petr Svoboda's 5-minute elbowing major. Ron Hextall won his 200th regular season game as a Flyer.
1997 -- February 6 --
In Philadelphia, John LeClair (4-2-6, +5, 9 shots), Eric Lindros (1-4-5, +5, 5 shots) and Mikael Renberg (1-4-5, +6, 7 shots) combined for 6 goals, 10 assists, 16 points, +16 and 21 shots in a 9-5 home win. The trio accomplished the same feat of 16 points just 20 days later, the only times a line has reached that level in team history. Renberg gave Philly the lead 25 seconds into the game. The Flyers led 4-1 after one but the Habs reduced the margin to 6-5 with about five minutes to play. LeClair's fourth goal made it 7-5 with 5:13 to play. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. Philly outshot Montreal 44-29. Valeri Bure (2-1-3) and Martin Rucinsky (1-2-3) led Montreal. Tomas Vokoun (10 saves, 14 shots) started but was replaced after the first period by Jose Theodore (25 saves, 30 shots).
1997 -- April 12 --
Garth Snow made 40 saves in a 3-3 tie in Montreal. Because of the tie, the Canadiens earned the eighth and final spot in the playoffs while the Flyers were mathematically prevented from qualifying as the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Montreal outshot Philly 43-33. Vaclav Prospal had two points for the Flyers.
1997 -- October 11 --
John LeClair (3-2-5) notched his seventh career hat trick in Philly's 6-2 win at Montreal. LeClair now had 24 points (17-7-24) in 12 career games against Montreal. Four of the Flyers' goals came in under nine minutes in the second period. Dainius Zubrus and Eric Lindros each had three points and, with LeClair, the trio had 10 points in the second period. Ron Hextall made 21 saves.
1997 -- December 15 --
Garth Snow made 20 saves, Vinnie Prospal and Eric Lindros scored PPGs in the first 12 minutes and the Flyers improved to 12-1-3 in the last 16 regular season games in this series with a 3-1 win in Montreal. Trent Klatt finished the scoring in the game's final minute. Brantt Myhres picked up 35 PIMs as part of a double game misconduct for a fight with Craig Rivet (
) who was given a game misconduct. Luke Richardson and Stephane Quintal fought and were ejected (
). Prospal and Mark Recchi, who scored a PPG for Montreal, fought. Janne Niinimaa and Saku Koivu fought. Peter Popovic suffered a broken nose during the game and didn't return, meaning three Montreal D-men didn't finish the contest.
1998 -- January 14 --
The Flyers' Petr Svoboda had three (1-2-3) points and both teams scored in each period in a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia. Montreal's Brian Savage tied the score about one minute after Svoboda gave Philly a 3-2 lead.
1998 -- January 29 -
Andy Moog's 32 saves led Montreal to a 3-2 win in Philly. The victory was just the second win for the Habs in this series covering the last 16 regular season games. Montreal led 2-0 as Dave Manson and Mark Recchi had two points each and the lead increased to 3-0 on a Brian Savage goal. The Flyers scored twice in the last seven minutes of the third period. Dan Kordic was tossed 2:51 into the game for fighting Mick Vukota --
1998 -- September 23 --
The Flyers trounced the Habs 7-1 in a preseason game at Montreal, dominating with a 40-14 shots advantage. John LeClair (2-1-3) and Eric Lindros (1-3-4) led the offense. Lindros retaliated after a Trent McCleary knee hit --
1998 -- November 9 --
Jose Theodore made 30 saves and Brian Savage scored twice in Montreal's 5-1 home win. The Flyers outshot the Habs 31-19, including 27-10 over the final 40 minutes but were out-scored 3-1. Philly went 0-for-7 on the PP. The Canadiens scored twice in a span of 15 seconds in the first period.
1999 -- February 4 --
John LeClair (2-1-3), Eric Lindros (1-2-3), and Dan McGillis (0-3-3) combined for nine points and JVB made 19 saves in Philly's 5-2 home win. Luke Richardson and Craig Rivet fought. The Flyers were on a 16-1-6 roll, having lost just once in the prior 23 games. LeClair had 20 goals and nine assists in 17 games against Montreal.
1999 -- February 18 --
Jeff Hackett made 21 saves and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) had two points for Montreal in a 3-1 home win. It was the first time the Flyers lost by more than one goal since suffering a 3-0 defeat December 4, 1998. Since, the Flyers won 18 times, tied 9, lost once in OT and dropped three one-goal decisions in regulation covering the last 31 regular season games. The Flyers went 1-10-4 in 15 games starting with this loss. Sergei Zholtok's PPG was the GWG. Saku Koivu added a SHG.
1999 -- March 2 --
Jeff Hackett made 37 saves and Montreal scored three third period goals en route to a 4-1 home win. The Flyers held a 28-17 shots advantage but the Canadiens scored three times on six shots in the third period. The Flyers led 1-0 past the midway point of the game; it was 1-1 as the third began.
1999 -- March 10 --
Mark Recchi was traded to Philadelphia for Danius Zubrus, Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Matt Carkner) in the 1999 Entry Draft and the Islanders' 6th round choice (previously acquired, Montreal selected Scott Selig) in the 2000 Entry Draft.
1999 -- October 14 --
Brian Savage (3-1-4) recorded a hat trick and scored the only goals in the third period and OT to elevate Montreal to a 5-4 win in Philly. John LeClair and Eric Lindros combined for six points before the midway point of the second period as the Flyers led 4-2. Brian Boucher made his NHL debut.
1999 -- December 4 --
Sandy McCarthy had the go-ahead goal in Philly's 3-2 win in Montreal. The Flyers outshot Montreal 16-3 in the first period but settled for a 1-1 tie. In the game, the Flyers outshot the Canadiens 29-18. JVB made 16 saves for the win. Philly won 37 of 55 faceoffs.
2000 -- January 29 --
The game ended in a 2-2 tie at Montreal. Trent McCleary, who would soon retire, nearly died on ice after blocking a Chris Therien shot in the throat causing a collapsed larynx. McCleary was initially diagnosed in critical but stable condition.
Said Therien "I shot the puck, I saw him sliding, and it seemed like the puck was in slow motion. It didn't touch any of his equipment or his stick. It hit him square. I heard him breathing and I knew he was in trouble. That's why I called the trainer right away. He went down to make a great play for his team." Jeff Hackett made 38 saves for Montreal. Philly held a 40-29 shots advantage. All four goals came in the opening period. Eric Desjardins had two assists in 42 seconds on goals by Keith Primeau, his first goal as a Flyer in his second game, and Eric Lindros. Luke Richardson fought Igor Ulanov in the opening period and later received a two-game suspension for his third instigator/game misconduct of the season. Richardson retaliated on Ulanov for a hit against Lindros who was playing in his second game after his third concussion.
2000 -- March 16 --
Montreal's Jeff Hackett made 38 saves in a 1-1 tie at Philadelphia. Sergei Zholtok evened the score in the third period after Rick Tocchet gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the opening period. JVB made 25 stops for Philly.
2000 -- October 19 --
Oleg Petrov's tying goal came 1:12 after Gino Odjick gave the Flyers a 3-2 edge, with 4:25 to play, and the game ended 3-3 at Philadelphia. The Flyers held a 45-28 shots advantage including 17-5 in the first period and 7-4 in OT. Montreal's Jeff Hackett made 42 saves. Both teams scored two PPGs.
2000 -- December 7 --
Montreal traded P.J. Stock and a 6th round choice (used to select Dennis Seidenberg) in the 2001 Entry Draft to Philly in exchange for Gino Odjick.
2001 -- February 27 --
Jose Theodore (29 saves) and Oleg Petrov (1-1-2) led Montreal to a 3-2 road win. The Flyers held a 31-13 shots advantage.
2001 -- March 3 --
Jose Theodore (33 saves) and Patrick Traverse (1-1-2) led the Canadiens to a 3-1 victory in Montreal. Philly held a 34-25 shots advantage. The Habs went 2-for-4 on the PP while Philly was 1-for-7. After Dan McGillis crushed Jim Campbell with a powerful check, Chris McAllister and Francis Belanger fought.
2001 -- April 5 --
Brian Savage (1-1-2) scored in OTgiving Montreal a 3-2 home win. Saku Koivu (1-2-3) had three points and Jose Theodore made 29 saves. Michal Sykora had a goal and an assist in the first period to give Philly a 2-0 lead.
2001 -- October 27 --
Brian Boucher made 27 saves in a 5-1 victory in Montreal. Twelve Flyers got points led by Kim Johnsson and Todd Fedoruk who had two each. Philly got off to a quick start as Johnsson beat goalie Mathieu Garon on the first shot of the game at the 1:15 mark followed by Jan Hlavac's goal at 5:39; the Flyers held an 8-1 edge in shots. Philly won just two of the previous 14 in this series, entering this game.
2001 -- December 13 --
Jose Theodore made 31 saves in a 3-2 win in Philly. Todd Fedoruk (27 PIMs and 2:01 ice time) was ejected along with Montreal's Arron Asham after Fedoruk punched Benoit Gratton (who was not penalized). Roman Cechmanek was replaced by Brian Boucher after the second period with the Flyers down 3-1.
2002 -- January 14 --
Simon Gagne scored the tie-breaking goal with 3:15 to play in Philly's 5-3 road win. The Flyers trailed 3-2 after two periods but scored three times in the final period. John LeClair (2-1-3) tied the game with 7:34 to play. Brian Boucher (8 saves, 11 shots) was replaced by Roman Cechmanek (6 saves, 6 shots). Oleg Petrov (3-0-3) scored a hattrick with assists to Doug Gilmour (0-3-3).
2002 -- April 4 --
Jose Theodore made 23 saves and Andrei Markov (1-1-2) had two points in Montreal's 3-1 win at Philly. Doug Gilmour and Yanic Perreault combined to win 25 of 33 faceoffs.
2002 -- October 15 --
John LeClair (4-0-4) had four goals and Mark Recchi (1-2-3) and Jeremy Roenick (0-3-3) each had three points in Philly's 6-2 win in Montreal's newly named Bell Centre. Roman Cechmanek made 26 saves. At this point, LeClair had 28 goals and 43 points in 29 regular season games against the Canadiens.
2002 -- October 24 --
Michal Handzus (2-1-3) scored twice in a span of 2:10 early in the second period and Keith Primeau also added a pair of goals in Philly's 6-2 home win. Roman Cechmanek made 18 saves. The Flyers scored three times in the opening 6:39 of the second period which led to the removal of Jose Theodore (10 saves, 14 shots) in favor of Jeff Hackett (25 saves, 27 shots). John LeClair had 28 goals and 16 assists in 30 appearances against Montreal through this game.
2002 -- November 30 --
Justin Williams scored on a breakaway with 6.3 seconds remaining in OT and the Flyers recorded a 2-1 victory in Montreal. Williams stripped the puck from Patrice Brisebois at the Philadelphia blueline and beat Jeff Hackett despite being tripped on the play. Hackett made 37 saves. The Flyers held a 39-21 shots advantage including 19-4 in the third period and OT.
2003 -- January 16 --
Joe Sacco's third period goal snapped a 1-1 tie and the Flyers went on to a 4-1 win at home. Jim Vandermeer tied the game late in the second period. Michal Handzus had two points, including the insurance goal, and was a +3. Eric Desjardins was a +3 and had six shots. Roman Cechmanek made 16 saves. The Flyers held a 41-17 shot advantage including 29-10 after two periods. Montreal's Jeff Hackett made 37 saves.
2003 -- October 27 --
John LeClair made his season debut and Robert Esche made 20 saves in Philly's 5-0 home win. LeClair, who broke his foot in training camp, Simon Gagne, Marcus Ragnarsson and Michael Handzus each had a goal and an assist. LeClair improved his career point total to 46 (29-17-46) in 31 games against Montreal. Philly outshot Montreal 39-20, including 25-8 in the last two periods.
2003 -- December 8 --
Jeff Hackett made 36 saves and the Flyers scored two late goals in a 3-2 win at Montreal. John LeClair netted the GWG with 1:13 remaining in regulation after Marcus Ragnarsson tied the score with 3:19 to play. LeClair had 30 goals and 17 assists in 32 career games against Montreal. It was Philly's sixth straight victory against the Canadiens. Antero Niittymaki dressed for an NHL game for the first time as he backed up Hackett (Robert Esche injured).
2004 -- January 20 --
Montreal won 4-1 in Philly and ended the Flyers six-game winning streak in this series. Jose Theoodore stopped 22 shots and Michael Ryder (1-2-3) and Richard Zednik (2-0-2, 2 PPGs) led the offense.
2004 -- April 1 --
Sean Burke recorded his 35th career shutout as he stopped 24 shots and Simon Gagne and Michal Handzus scored in Philly's 2-0 win at Montreal. The Flyers reached the 100-point mark. Two key players returned to the Flyers' lineup: Eric Desjardins, after missing 32 games with a fractured forearm, and Keith Primeau, after being out 21 games with a concussion.
2005 -- October 25 --
Mike Ribeiro tied the game in the third period and scored the GWG in OT in Montreal's 3-2 home win. The Flyers took a 2-1 lead on a pair of PPGs in the second period, Mike Richards (1-1-2) factored in both. Philly went 2-for-8 on the PP while Montreal was 1-for-10. Robert Esche made 26 saves. Jose Theodore stopped 20 shots. Keith Primeau suffered a career-ending concussion injury (announced retirement September 2006) after being elbowed to the jaw by Alexander Perezhogin, though he played in the next two games -- (
2006 -- January 25 --
Jan Bulis scored four times on four shots in Montreal's 5-3 win at Philly. His last goal snapped a 3-3 third period tie. Montrel had 15 shots on goal. Cristobal Huet made 24 saves. Philly led 2-0 at the 7:05 mark. The Flyers played without Eric Desjardins, Kim Johnsson and Joni Pitkanen on "D."
2006 -- February 5 --
Michael Ryder scored a hat trick and Cristobal Huet stopped 25 shots in Montreal's 5-0 home win. It was Hust's second shutout in consecutive days (Boston, the day before). The injury-riddled Flyers were without Peter Forsberg, Keith Primeau, Eric Desjardins, Kim Johnsson, Petr Nedved and Chris Therien; Mike Rathje was injured during this game.
2006 -- March 6 --
Petr Nedved's shootout goal gave Philly a 5-4 home win. Robert Esche made 32 saves and stopped three of four in the shootout. Mike Ribiero, who scored twice in regulation, gave Montreal a 1-0 lead in the shootout but Peter Forsberg (1-1-2) tied it on the third attempt then Nedved won it in the fourth round. The Flyers led 4-2 with under five minutes left in regulation but Sheldon Souray scored a PPG (Forsberg in the box) with 1:44 to play to tie the game 4-4. The Flyers failed on a late PP chance.
2006 -- October 11 --
David Aebischer made 27 saves in Montreal's 3-1 win at Philly. R.J. Umberger's early third period goal made the score 2-1 but Chris Higgins scored an empty net SHG with 19 seconds to play. The Flyers went 0-for-8 on the PP.
2006 -- November 25 --
Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves and Simon Gagne (2-1-3) scored two key goals in the Flyers' 4-2 win at Montreal. Gagne scored a PPG with 12 seconds left in the second period to make it 3-1 then added a SHG with 2:08 remaining to finish the scoring. Derian Hatcher and Sheldon Souray had a quick fight in the game's final moments.
2006 -- December 21 --
Guillaume Latendresse and Craig Rivet scored two late first period PPGs leading Montreal to a 4-2 home win. The Flyers were called for four consecutive minors in the final seven minutes of the opening period and six total in the period. After Mike Knuble scored, Mike Johnson had a SHG with 49 seconds left in the second period to make it 3-1 but Jeff Carter scored a PPG 19 seconds later to make it 3-2. Chris Higgins scored a late goal to make it 4-2. David Aebischer made 26 saves in the win. Antero Niittymaki made 33 saves for the Flyers. Ben Eager fought Garth Murray (
2007 -- January 11 --
David Aebischer made 34 saves and Chris Higgins (1-1-2) snapped a 2-2 tie in the second period of Montreal's 4-2 at Philly. Both teams scored twice in a span of 2:51 in the opening period. The Flyers failed on four power plays in the third period, including 1:43 of a two-man advantage. Michael Ryder added a third period goal. Pregame ceremonies honoring Eric Desjardins took place. Desjardins received gifts from both clubs and was honored with a highlight video salute. Simon Gagne said "I always get butterflies before the game. But it was a little more special tonight to see all the great moments Eric had with the Flyers." The Flyers' jerseys also featured a patch recognizing "The Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation" which were auctioned.
2007 -- November 1 --
Montreal outshot Philly 41-19 and skated to a 5-2 win. The Canadiens scored a PPG, a SHG and on a Roman Hamrlik penalty shot in the middle period. Martin Biron made 36 saves. Mike Richards-Alex Kovalev:
, Ben Eager and Tom Kostopoulos (
) and Scott Hartnell-Mike Komisarek (
2007 -- December 13 --
Carey Price made 30 saves and Mark Streit scored consecutive goals in Montreal's 4-1 victory at Philly. Earlier in the day, the Flyers signed Mike Richards to a 12-year contract extension.
2008 -- February 16 --
Carey Price recorded his first NHL shutout by making 34 saves and Andrei Kostitsyn's PPG lifted Montreal to a 1-0 home win. The Canadiens killed a 2-man disadvantage that lasted 1:53 early in the third period.
2008 -- February 17 --
Carey Price made 34 saves and Alexei Kovalev (1-2-3) and Andrei Markov (0-3-3) led the offense in Montreal's 5-3 win in Philadelphia. It was the Flyers' seventh straight loss. Jason Smith fought Steve Begin.
2008 -- April 24 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Semis at Montreal,
Tom Kostopoulos scored 48 seconds into OT and the Canadiens prevailed 4-3. A kneeing penalty on Mike Richards at 18:51 of the third period put Montreal on the PP. With Carey Price pulled for an extra attacker, Jeff Carter’s stick broke on a faceoff in the Flyers’ zone and Alex Kovalev scored his second goal of the game with 28.6 seconds left to knot the game at 3-3. Philly led 2-0 after one. Andrei Kostitsyn missed a penalty shot but scored 3:12 later. The Canadiens scored twice in the second period. Joffrey Lupul gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead in the opening minute of the third period. Highlights:
2008 -- April 26 -- In Game 2,
Martin Biron made 34 saves, including 28-29 over the first two periods, and R.J. Umberger scored twice, including an insurance tally with 2:21 to play, to lead Philly to a 4-2 win in Montreal. The Canadiens outshot the Flyers 36-23 and held a 29-16 lead after 40 minutes but trailed 3-1. During the game, Tom Kostopoulos threw a punch at Kimmo Timonen which led to Flyers' Head Coach John Stevens terming the punch “cheap” and Mike Richards calling it “gutless.” Montreal Head Coach Guy Carbonneau said Timonen deserved the hit because he smirked at the Canadiens after the Flyers scored a goal. Highlights:
2008 -- April 28 -- In Game 3 in Philadelphia,
Martin Biron's clutch goaltending and second period goals by Scottie Upshall, Mike Richards (unassisted SHG) and R.J. Umberger sparked the Flyers to a 3-2 win. Montreal owned a 34-14 shots advantage including 17-2 in the third period. Trailing 3-0 after two periods, the Habs yanked goalie Carey Price for Jaroslav Halak. The Habs scored two PPGs in 71 seconds during a 5-minute major to Derian Hatcher, who was penalized for boarding and issued a game misconduct at the 5:17 mark when he slammed Francis Bouillon into the glass; Bouillon was cut near the corner of his right eye. "He saw a trickle of blood and that's when he decided to give me five. I wish I wouldn't have let up on him. If I'm going to get five I might as well finish it," said Hatcher. The Flyers killed aminor to Lasse Kukkonen in the final six minutes then Montreal was issued a too-many-men penalty in the final four minutes. In the first period, Montreal was handed a 5-on-3 for a full two minutes but failed to score. Prior to the game, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth issued a video greeting to the Flyers after a Washington Post columnist made a critical reference about the Flyers' fans related to the band. Highlights:
2008 -- April 30 -- In Game 4,
Martin Biron made 36 saves and Danny Briere's PPG snapped a 2-2 tie with 3:38 remaining in the Flyers 4-2 win. The Flyers scored in the second and third periods to take a 2-0 lead but Montreal recorded a pair of goals within 37 seconds (12:59 and 13:36) late in the third. R.J. Umberger's second goal of the game finished the scoring (ENG) with two seconds to play. Montreal outshot Philly 38-26 including 28-17 after two periods in which Philly led 1-0. Jaroslav Halak started for Montreal. Mike Knuble (hamstring injury) returned for his first action since Game 5 of the Washington series. Highlights:
2008 -- May 3 -- In Game 5 at Montreal,
the Flyers eliminated Montreal 6-4 and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. Scottie Upshall scored with 3:04 to play to snap a 4-4 tie. R.J. Umberger (2-1-3) celebrated his 26th birthday. The Canadiens led 1-0 for the first time in the series and owned a 3-1 advantage in the second period. Philly scored three times in the final six minutes of the second period, in a span of 2:58. Mike Richards’ goal at 14:02 closed the gap to 3-2, a video review upheld the goal questioned because he put up his left hand as an Umberger shot sailed past him and Carey Price. The Flyers evened the score at 3-3 when Umberger scored his second goal of the game then Scott Hartnell scored at 17:00 gave the Flyers their first lead of the night, 4-3. Montreal tied the score at 4-4 early in the third period. Martin Biron made 31 saves. Philly held a 36-25 shots advantage including 20-12 in the second period. SERIES RECAP: Umberger (8-1-9) and Biron (163 saves on 177 shots, .921) starred amd backed the Flyers to a series victory. Price (89/104 .856) and Jaroslav Halak (113/131 . 863) were the Montreal netminders and Saku Koivu (3-3-6) led the offense. Highlights:
2008 -- October 13 --
Montreal scored four goals in the third-period and Carey Price made 29 saves in a 5-3 victory in Philadelphia. The Canadiens scored twice in the first 2:02 of the third period to pull ahead 3-2. Riley Cote nailed Mike Komisarek (
2008 -- November 15 --
Martin Biron made 24 saves and Scottie Upshall and Jeff Carter scored second period goals in Philadelphia's 2-1 win at Montreal. The Flyers ended a seven-game regular season skid in this series. As part of the centennial season celebration, the Canadiens wore vintage jerseys based on the team’s white sweater of the mid-1940s.
2008 -- December 18 --
Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves and Montreal led 3-0 at the 15:26 mark en route to a 5-2 home win. Alex Kovalev scored in his second straight game after 19 in a row scoreless and reached 900 points in his NHL career. Mike Komisarek returned to the lineup and assisted on Kovalev's goal after missing 16 games with a shoulder injury.
2009 -- February 27 --
Mathieu Schneider scored a PPG 3:21 into OT giving Montreal a 4-3 win at Philly. The GWG was scored with Scottie Upshall penalized to which he said "I didn't think I went in and intentionally hit the goalie. From one angle, it looked like I might have clipped the back of his mask, but I know I hit the back of his leg. I got tripped up." Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 of 38 shots, including 17-for-18 in the second period when the Flyers out-shot Montreal 18-5, and Alexei Kovalev (1-2-3) added three points. The Flyers scored 28 seconds into the game and made it 2-0 at 8:14 but the Habs erupted for three goals in the final four minutes of the opening period to take a 3-2 lead. Antero Niittymaki made 32 saves but surrendered two goals in 13 seconds and three goals in a span of 2:04. The Flyers went 0-for-8 on the PP.
2009 -- December 7 --
Mike Cammalleri and Andrei Kostitsyn scored second period goals in Montreal's 3-1 home win. Tomas Plekanec and Roman Hamrlik each had two assists. The teams combined for 28 shots (Philly 15-13) the lowest combined total in both teams' histories. Carey Price made 14 saves. Brian Boucher made 10 stops.
2010 -- February 12
-- Jeff Carter scored twice and Michael Leighton made 23 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 3:17 into the second period. Montreal scored twice in the opening 3:01 of the third period but the Flyers then had three PPs in the next 4:38. Carey Price, who made 30 saves, suffered his first lost in the regular season to the Flyers (5-1). The game ended with some festivities --
. Game highlights --
2010 -- February 13
-- Danny Briere recorded a hat trick and the Flyers swept the home-and-home series with a 6-2 win at Montreal. It was the first time in Flyers' history that they won four straight games with consecutive home-and-home series' sweeps (New Jersey and Montreal). Briere completed his hat trick with a penalty shot goal, the second such accomplishment in Flyers' history (Eric Lindros, at Washington, 1992). Michael Leighton made 26 saves and improved to 12-3-1 with the Flyers. The Flyers led 3-0 after one period. Jaroslav Halak was replaced after the second period by Carey Price. Four seconds into the game, Ian Laperriere and Ryan O'Byrne fought (
). “He asked me to go right from the get-go. He asked me to go right at the face-off. I knew it might be a really good start for our team if the fight would go my way, and it did,” said Laperriere.
2010 -- April 2
-- Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves and Tomas Plekanec scored in the first period of Montreal's 1-0 win in Philly. The Flyers dominated the third period 14-3 in shots. Brian Boucher made 22 saves.
2010 -- May 16 -- In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Philly,
the Flyers crushed the Canadiens 6-0 in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's seventh seed vs. eighth seed. The victory came two days after the Flyers' monumental comeback over Boston in the prior round. Michael Leighton registered his first NHL PO shutout as he made 28 saves and five Flyers scored a goal and added an assist. Braydon Coburn's PPG made it 1-0 3:55 into the game, his first goal in 60 games since December 21. Montreal outshot Philly 13-6 in the opening period but trailed 1-0. In the second period, the Flyers chased goalie Jaroslav Halak (10 saves, 14 shots), who entered the game with an NHL PO leading .933 save percentage, at the 9:53 mark in favor of Carey Price (9 saves, 11 shots). Coburn, James van Riemsdyk, Scott Hartnell, Claude Giroux and Danny Briere each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers went 2-for-6 on PPs. Flyers' fans chanted "Ole, Ole" during the impending victory. Highlights --
2010 -- May 18 -- In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Philly,
Michael Leighton earned top star honors for the second straight game with a 30-save 3-0 shutout win. Leighton joined Bernie Parent, 1975, as the only Flyers' goalies to record consecutive PO shutouts and ran his streak without allowing a goal to 165:50. The Flyers scored in each period including PPGs by Danny Briere and Simon Gagne and a third period goal by Ville Leino (1-1-2). Montreal held a 30-23 shots advantage including 16-6 in the first period. For the second straight game, Scott Gomez nullified an early Canadiens' PP by committing a minor penalty. The Flyers became the first team in NHL history to record six straight wins after a 3-game losing streak in the playoffs. It was the first time the Flyers won six straight PO games since 1995. The Flyers also scored 13 straight goals since trailing 3-0 in Game 7 of the Boston series. Highlights --
2010 -- May 20 -- In Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Montreal,
Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves in the Canadiens' 5-1 win. Michael Cammalleri's NHL PO-leading 13th goal 7:05 into the game snapped Michael Leighton's shutout streak at 172:55 for Montreal's first goal of the series. Roman Hamrlik was chosen the game's top star with two assists and a +4. Dominic Moore and Tom Pyatt each had a goal and an assist. P.K. Subban had three assists and was a +3. Montreal held a 38-26 shots advantage including 11-2 on PPs. Chris Pronger and Matt Carle were both -3. Sandgate: Analyst Pierre McGuire said during the game that "sand or some other foreign substance" covered the hallway floor near the Flyers' dressing room. Many Flyers' players complained about their skates and were seen headed to the locker room leading to Montreal's Jaroslav Spacek to say later "I thought they had diarrhea, going back and forth from the locker room. The guys were talking on the plane. What happened? If (they) have trouble, maybe they can wear those skate protectors like figure skaters." Highlights --
2010 -- May 22 -- In Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Montreal,
the Flyers smothered Montreal with a near-perfect display of team defense in a 3-0 victory. Michael Leighton made 17 saves for his third shutout in the series and became the fourth goalie (J.S. Giguere in 2003, Turk Broda in 1950 and Dave Kerr in 1940) in NHL history to record three shutouts in a Semifinal/Conference Final round. Afterwards, Leighton said "I'm not concerned about shutouts, I'm concerned about winning." Chris Pronger and Matt Carle were named the game's top two stars after both were a -3 in Game 3. The Flyers emotional victory came after captain Mike Richards' emotional outburst following Game 3 and the inspirational return of Jeff Carter (missed 11 games due to a broken foot) and Ian Laperriere (missed 10 games due to a concussion/brian injury). Claude Giroux scored twice, a brilliant play 5:41 into the second period and an ENG. Ville Leino made it 2-0 14:53 into the middle period. Philly outshot the Habs 13-1 in the second period and held a 2-0 lead. The lone Canadiens' shot in the second period came at the 13:34 mark. Philly held a 25-17 shots advantage. Montreal played its 100th game of the season. Highlights --
2010 -- May 24 -- In Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Philly,
the Flyers advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a thrilling 4-2 victory. Captain Mike Richards (1-2-3) was terrific in 22+ minutes, Jeff Carter scored twice and Michael Leighton made 25 saves. Richards' sensational SHG over a sprawled and out-of-position Jaroslav Halak at the 4:25 mark delivered what was ultimately the fatal blow to the Canadiens' resolve, dimming the team's buzz after Brian Gionta's goal in the opening minute. Arron Asham and Carter scored early second period goals 1:24 apart to give Philly a 3-1 lead. Scott Gomez narrowed the score to 3-2 in the third period but the Wachovia Center erupted when Carter sealed the victory with an ENG giving the Flyers the 2010 Eastern Conference Championship. Braydon Coburn played a game-high 30:11. Series Notes: Peter Laviolette became just the ninth coach to take over a team during the season and reach the Stanley Cup Finals later that year. Claude Giroux (3-3-6), Ville Leino (2-3-5), Mike Richards (1-3-4) and Simon Gagne (3-0-3) led the offense. Michael Leighton had three shutouts and had a save percentage of .950 (133-for-140), supported by outstanding team defense led by Chris Pronger. The Flyers were 4-for-22 on PPs while Montreal was 1-for-22. Highlights --
2010 -- November 16 --
at Montreal 7:00 PM (ET)
2010 -- November 22 --
at Philadelphia 7:00 PM (ET)
2010 -- December 15 --
at Montreal 7:30 PM (ET)
2011 -- January 25 --
at Philadelphia 7:00 PM (ET)
FLYERS' THIRD-ROUND SCHEDULE:
MON 0 at PHI 6
VERSUS, CBC, RDS
MON 0 at PHI 3
VERSUS, CBC, RDS
PHI 1 at MON 5
VERSUS, CBC, RDS
PHI 3 at MON 0
NBC, CBC, RDS
VERSUS, CBC, RDS
VERSUS, CBC, RDS
VERSUS, CBC, RDS
"Neon Knights" by Black Sabbath w/Dio
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