#50: Canadiens @ Flyers - Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 - 7:30 PM (ET)
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#50: Canadiens @ Flyers - Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 - 7:30 PM (ET)
1967 -- November 4 --
Bernie Parent made 33 saves and Leon Rochefort scored a hat trick as the Flyers shocked the Canadiens 4-1 at Montreal, in the first ever meeting between the squads. Rochefort, who was drafted off the Montreal roster in the expansion draft, recorded the team's first-ever hat trick (Rogatien Vachon, goalie) and entered the game with six points (0-6-6) in eight games. Rochefort also scored the first goal in this series during a 5-minute elbowing major to John Ferguson. Montreal suffered its first regular season loss to one of the new expansion teams and this was the Flyers' first win (second try) against an Original Six squad in the ninth game in franchise history.
1967 -- November 5 --
The teams met for the first time in Philadelphia and the game finished in a 1-1 draw. Yvon Cournoyer scored with 6:09 to play to deadlock the game. Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Gump Worsley stopped 22 shots.
1968 -- January 11 --
Bobby Rousseau's three assists in a span of 3:14 in the second period led Montreal to a 4-2 win at Philly. Rogie Vachon made 23 saves. Bernie Parent stopped 32 shots in the loss.
1968 -- February 7 --
Jacques Lemaire had three assists and Gump Worsley 18 saves in Montreal's 4-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 28 saves.
1968 -- November 3 --
Jim Johnson tallied midway into the third period to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 home win. Simon Nolet tied the score earlier in the third. Bernie Parent made 33 saves. Rogie Vachon made 29 saves. Forbes Kennedy and Terry Harper had a slugfest with about two minutes remaining. The second-year Flyers beat Toronto and Montreal on consecutive nights.
1968 -- November 21 --
Montreal scored in each period and Gump Worsley made 22 saves in a 3-0 win at Philly. Bernie Parent made 46 saves.
1968 -- December 14 --
John Ferguson scored in the first period and Tony Esposito made 25 saves in a 1-0 win for the Habs in Montreal. Bernie Parent made 46 saves in the defeat. This was the last game of an 11-game winless streak (0-9-2) for the Flyers.
1969 -- January 16 --
Rogie Vachon and the Canadiens shutout the Flyers 4-0 in Philly. It was Montreal's third straight shutout in this series, using a different netminder in each victory. Bobby Rousseau's (2-1-3) goals gave the Habs a 2-0 lead. Bernie Parent played in all three shutout losses and made 128 saves on 136 shots (.941)
1969 -- January 25 --
Yvon Cournoyer (3-0-3) had a hat trick and Gump Worsley made 21 saves in Montreal's 6-3 home win. The Canadiens out-scored the Flyers 3-0 in the last period. Bernie Parent made 35 saves.
1969 -- February 22 --
Ted Harris had three points, John Ferguson scored twice and Gump Worsley made 25 saves in Montreal's 4-1 home win.
1969 -- June 12 --
Jean-Guy Gendron was sent to the Flyers for cash. A day earlier, the Canadiens claimed him from Philadelphia in the (now defunct) Intra-League Draft.
1969 -- October 19 --
Jean-Guy Gendron scored with 1:01 to play in a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. Bernie Parent made 37 saves. Marc Tardif scored with under nine minutes remaining to put Montreal ahead 1-0.
1969 -- November 6 --
Rogie Vachon made 34 saves and Montreal scored three third period goals in a 4-1 win at Philly. Bernie Parent made 35 saves.
1969 -- December 27 --
Simon Nolet scored with 1:26 to play in a 2-2 tie at Montreal. The Flyers trailed 2-0 with nine minutes remaining. The Canadiens scored in the final minute of the second period and added a third period goal to take a 2-0 lead.
1970 -- February 1 --
Rogatien Vachon made 33 saves and 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. Bernie Parent made 35 saves.
1970 -- February 21 --
Rogatien Vachon made 45 saves and both Yvon Cournoyer (2-2-4) and Jean Beliveau (1-3-4) had four points in Montreal's 5-3 home win. The Flyers outshot the Habs 48-39. Bernie Parent made 34 saves.
1970 -- March 21 --
Rogatien Vachon made 24 saves and Montreal skated to a 2-0 win at home. Pete Mahovlich scored the GWG. In the third period, Mahovlich fought Lew Morrison leading to a Reg Fleming-Ted Harris fight in which Fleming left the game due to an eye injury suffered in the scrap. Bernie Parent made 35 saves and afterwards Vachon said "It is nice to get the shutout but Parent was magnificent. Hhow about some of those stops he made?"
1970 -- October 11 --
Rogatien Vachon made 24 saves and Mickey Redmond and Bill Collins scored third period goals in Montreal's 2-1 win in Philly. Barry Ashbee scored the first goal of his NHL career. Bernie Parent made 28 saves.
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 --
Doug Favell made 28 saves and Bill Lesuk (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 3-2 win at Montreal, a Sunday afternoon game broadcast on CBS-TV. Lesuk scored the lone goal and Favell made 14 stops in the decisive third period. The Canadiens led 2-0 in the first period and between goals 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." Serge Bernier (1-1-2) factored in both second period goals which knotted the game 2-2, a period in which Philly held a 9-3 shots advantage. 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.
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 out-scored Montreal 5-1 in the third period, including a hat trick by Simon Nolet (3-1-4), en route to a 5-3 home win. Philly scored four goals in the final 6:02, and outshot the Canadiens 16-7 in the third period. Ken Dryden made 26 saves in his first appearance against the Flyers. Frank Mahovlich scored twice for Montreal who led 3-1 until the Flyers rallied. Doug Favell, who made 28 saves, wore an orange-colored facemask, spray-painted by trainer Frank Lewis as a Halloween prank.
1971 -- November 20 --
Doug Favell made 29 saves and Ken Dryden stopped 28 shots in a 2-2 tie at 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 --
Doug Favell made 30 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Bill Clement (1-1-2), who scored his first NHL goal, Ed Van Impe (1-1-2) and Michel Parizeau (0-2-2) each had two points in the first period giving the Flyers a 2-0 lead. The score remained 2-0 into the third period. The Flyers went 3-1-2 in six games against Montreal in the calendar year of 1971.
1972 -- February 19 --
Ken Dryden made 23 saves and Jacques Lemaire and Yvon Cournoyer scored and assisted in the first period of Montreal's 3-1 home win. Doug Favell made 40 saves.
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. Jacques Lemaire scored 33 seconds into the game to take a 1-0 lead. Ken Dryden made 28 saves.
1972 -- November 16 --
Montreal improved to 14-1-4 in the season's first 19 games with a 6-5 home win. Six Montreal players scored and Frank Mahovlich had three assists. The Canadiens led 4-1 at the 12:39 mark but Philly closed the gap to 5-4 in the third period. Ken Dryden (7 saves, 9 shots) replaced Michel Plasse (22 saves, 25 shots) after the second period. Doug Favell made 31 saves.
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. Montreal held a 46-25 shots advantage including 27-12 in the first period and 40-19 after two periods. Rick MacLeish had two goals and Bobby Taylor 40 saves for the Flyers.
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,
Doug Favell made 41 saves and Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) 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." Simon Nolet scored twice for the Flyers. Ken Dryden made 32 saves and Guy Lapointe (2-1-3) to lead Montreal. The Flyers were outshot Philly 45-37 but their lone shot in OT was the game-winner. The score was tied 1-1 after the first period, 2-2 after the second period and 4-4 after regulation. Jacques Lemaire evened the game with under five to play in the third.
1973 -- April 16 -- In Game 2
, Larry Robinson, in the game as a replacement for the injured Jacques Laperriere, scored on a 50-foot slapper 6:45 into OT to give Montreal a 4-3 home win. Ken Dryden made 36 saves. Yvon Cournoyer tied the game 3-3 with about eight minutes to play in the third. Dave Schultz bloodied (eight stitches to the lip) Serge Savard in a fight 4:22 into the scoreless game and by 8:12 the Flyers had a 2-0 lead. Guy Lafleur scored with 47 seconds left in the first period and Henri Richard tied the game 25 seconds into the second period but Bill Flett gave Philly a 3-2 lead eleven seconds later. Doug Favell made 32 stops.
1973 -- April 19 -- In Game 3,
Ken Dryden made 25 saves and Montreal scored twice in the opening period en route to a 2-1 win in Philly. Rejean Houle made it 1-0 then, with Pierre Bouchard and Dave Schultz in the box for fighting, a decision given to Bouchard, 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. The Flyers played without 50-goal scorer Rick MacLeish who participated in a pregame skate but nearly slumped on ice due to a bad case of tonsillitis.
1973 -- April 22 -- In Game 4,
Ken Dryden made 31 saves and Montreal scored three second period goals en route to a 4-1 win in Philly. 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 tied the game then Marc Tardif and Yvon Cournoyer scored PPGs to give the Habs a 3-1 lead. Late in the second, Larry Robinson was issued a 5-minute major for bloodying Bobby Clarke with a high-stick, but the Flyers failed to score. With Rick MacLeish unable to play healthy (ttonsillitis, he had two strawberry milk shakes in two days) and Bill Barber injured (foot) during the game and unavailable for parts, the offense was reduced. After the game, Canadiens' captain Henri Richard said of Clarke "That Clarke! He's a bad son-of-a-gun with the stick. Another Elmer Lach (Hall of Famer and former Canadiens' great) for sure. He's a helluva hockey player though." A recording of Kate Smith's "Gold Bless America' was played but the Flyers lost for just the third time in 33 playings. The Sunday afternoon game was aired nationally in the US.
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, who Fred Shero later said "was the best player in the series," 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 picked up his first NHL shutout by making 28 saves in Montreal's 4-0 win at Philly. The Flyers scoreless streak surpassed 161 minutes (2+ games).
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' PP went 3-for-7 and the PK, which was 6-for-6, added a goal. 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 scored the last two goals in a 2-2 tie at Philadelphia. Bob Kelly (1-1-2) scored with under four minutes left in the second period and Rick MacLeish evened the game with less than eight minutes to play. Bernie Parent (23 saves) and Ken Dryden (25 saves) were the goalies.
1974 -- November 2 --
Bernie Parent had 34 saves and backed the Flyers to the team's first shutout in Montreal, 3-0. The Canadiens held a 26-12 shots advantage through two periods but trailed 1-0. Tom Bladon scored in the opening period then Gary Dornhoefer and Rick MacLeish added late third period goals, both assisted by Ross Lonsberry. Early in the second period, Dave Schultz and Serge Savard hooked up in an entertaining fight.
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