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#31 -- Flyers at Canadiens -- December 18, 2008 -- 7:00 PM (ET)

Thursday, December 18, 2008 at Bell Centre


PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (17-7-6) vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS (16-9-5)



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FLYERS' NOTES AND QUOTES:
  • The Flyers are 13-1-3 in the last 17 games.
  • The Flyers have won their last five games.
  • The Flyers have scored 17 goals in their last three games.
  • All but three of the Flyers’ 17 homes games have been decided by one goal.
  • In December, four of the seven Flyers' games have gone into overtime.

FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • 12 Simon Gagne -- 18 Mike Richards -- 22 Mike Knuble
  • 19 Scott Hartnell -- 17 Jeff Carter -- 15 Joffrey Lupul
  • 45 Arron Asham -- 13 Glen Metropolit -- 9 Scottie Upshall
  • 32 Riley Cote -- 36 Darroll Powe --14 Andreas Nodl

Defensemen:
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen -- 23 Ossi Vaananen
  • 5 Braydon Coburn -- 25 Matt Carle
  • 47 Luca Sbisa -- 41 Andrew Alberts

Goalies:
  • 30 Antero Nittymaki (expected starter)
  • 43 Martin Biron
  • 49 Scott Munroe

FLYERS' INJURIES:
  • 2 Derian Hatcher (right knee damage) is on injured reserve.
  • 6 Randy Jones (right hip surgery) was sent to the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms as part of a conditioning assignment, December 16.
  • 43 Martin Biron has the flu/virus. He did not travel with the team and will not play tonight. He is expected to return to the lineup Saturday.
  • 48 Danny Briere was expected to miss about 4-5 weeks from December 3. From Paul Holmgren: "Danny had an MRI (December 3) on his stomach and groin area. There weren't any issues at all with his stomach but there is a significant groin strain in there and we're looking at Danny to be out of the lineup for 4-5 weeks." He was placed on LTIR, December 16 retroactive to December 3.
  • 77 Ryan Parent (right shoulder surgery) was expected to be out about 12-14 weeks from early October and is on injured reserve. Practiced with the team for the first time, November 25. He could return in late December.

Quote:
http://www.csnphilly.com/pages/landi...512&feedID=717
Randy Jones (right hip/rehab) begins his conditioning stint with the Phantoms Wednesday night. He can play up to three games in the minors. … Ryan Parent (right shoulder/rehab) expects to play some games with the Phantoms on a conditioning assignment post-Christmas. ... Simon Gagne missed some shifts in the third period of the Avs’ win, Stevens said, because he wanted to get Scottie Upshall more ice time. Gagne was getting neck massages on the bench. Stevens said there was nothing wrong with Gagne, but that doesn’t explain the neck massages.
FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 45 Arron Asham 5' 11" 205 Apr 13, 1978 30 Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN
  • 48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 31 Gatineau, QC, CAN
  • 17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 23 London, ON, CAN
  • 32 Riley Cote 6' 2" 220 Mar 16, 1982 26 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • 12 Simon Gagne "A" 6' 0" 195 Feb 29, 1980 28 Ste. Foy, QC, CAN
  • 19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 26 Regina, SK, CAN
  • 22 Mike Knuble 6' 3" 230 Jul 4, 1972 36 Toronto, ON, CAN
  • 15 Joffrey Lupul 6' 1" 205 Sep 23, 1983 25 Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CAN
  • 13 Glen Metropolit 5' 10" 195 Jun 25, 1974 34 Toronto, ON, CAN
  • 14 Andreas Nodl 6' 1" 196 Feb 28, 1987 21 Vienna, AUT
  • 36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22 '85 23 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
  • 18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 23 Kenora, ON, CAN
  • 9 Scottie Upshall 6' 0" 197 Oct 7, 1983 25 Fort Mcm urray, AB, CAN
Defensemen:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 41 Andrew Alberts 6' 5" 218 Jun 30, 1981 27 Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 25 Matt Carle 6' 0" 205 Sep 25, 1984 24 Anchorage, AK, USA
  • 5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 23 Calgary, AB, CAN
  • 2 Derian Hatcher ** 6' 5" 235 Jun 4, 1972 36 Sterling Heights, MI, USA
  • 6 Randy Jones ** 6' 2" 200 Jul 23, 1981 27 Quispamsis, NB, CAN
  • 3 Lasse Kukkonen 6' 0" 190 Sep 18, 1981 27 Oulu, FIN
  • 77 Ryan Parent ** 6' 3" 183 Mar 17, 1987 21 Prince Albert, SK, CAN
  • 47 Luca Sbisa 6' 2" 190 Jan 30, 1990 18 Ozieri, ITA
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen "A" 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 33 Kuopio, FIN
  • 23 Ossi Vaananen ; 6' 4" 215 Aug 18, 1980 28 Vantaa, FIN

Goalies:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 43 Martin Biron 6' 3" 180 Aug 15, 1977 31 Lac St. Charles, QC, CAN
  • 49 Scott Munroe 6' 2" 195 Jan 20, 1982 26 Moose Jaw, SK, CAN
  • 30 Antero Niittymaki 6' 1" 195 Jun 18, 1980 28 Turku, FIN
INJURED RESERVE
FLYERS' STATS:

CANADIENS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • Andrei Kostitsyn, Tomas Plekanec, Alex Kovalev
  • Alex Tanguay, Robert Lang, Matt D’Agostini
  • Guillaume Latendresse, Ben Maxwell, Sergei Kostitsyn
  • Georges Laraque (if available)/Steve Begin, Maxim Lapierre, Tom Kostopoulos

Defensemen:
  • Andrei Markov, Mike Komisarek
  • Josh Gorges, Roman Hamrlik
  • Francis Bouillon, Patrice Brisebois


Goaltenders:
  • Marc Denis
  • Jaroslav Halak (expected starter)
  • Carey Price


CANADIENS' INJURIES:
  • D Mike Komisarek suffered a strained shoulder during a fight November 13. He is expected to be back in the lineup.
  • D Mathieu Dandenault suffered a broken arm December 9. He underwent surgery to repair a compound fracture and he’s out six to eight weeks.
  • LW Christopher Higgins suffered a shoulder injury December 9 and will be out for five weeks.
  • C Saku Koivu suffered a foot/ankle injury December 11 and he could be be out for at least two weeks.
  • G Carey Price has an undisclosed lower body injury. He is day-to-day but is not expected to play tonight.
  • RW Georges Laraque is listed as day-to-day, with a recurring groin injury, but could return to the lineup.


CANADIENS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 22 Steve Bégin 6' 0" 192 14 Jun 1978 30 Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN
  • 36 Matt D'Agostini 6' 0" 201 23 Oct 1986 22 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
  • 21 Christopher Higgins "A" 6' 0" 203 2 Jun 1983 25 Smithtown, NY, USA
  • 11 Saku Koivu "C" 5' 10"=2 0182 23 Nov 1974 33 Turku, FIN
  • 46 Andrei Kostitsyn 6' 0" 208 3 Feb 1985 23 Novopolotsk, BLR
  • 74 Sergei Kostitsyn 5' 11" 204 20 Mar 1987 21 Novopolotsk, BLR
  • 6 Tom Kostopoulos 6' 0" 201 24 Jan 1979 29 Mississauga, ON, CAN
  • 27 Alex Kovalev "A" 6' 1" 215 24 Feb 1973 35 Togliatti, RUS
  • 20 Robert Lang 6' 3" 217 19 Dec 1970 37 Teplicev, CZE
  • 40 Maxim Lapierre 6' 2" 207 29 Mar 1985 23 Saint-Léonard, QC, CAN
  • 17 Georges Laraque 6' 3" 253 7 Dec 1976 31 Montreal, QC, CAN
  • 84 Guillaume Latendresse 6' 2" 230 24 May 1987 21 Ste-Catherine, QC, CAN
  • 80 Ben Maxwell 6' 1" 177 30 Mar 1988 20 North Vancouver, BC, CAN
  • 14 Tomas Plekanec 5' 11" 197 31 Oct 1982 26 Kladno, CZE
  • 13 Alex Tanguay 6' 1" 189 21 Nov 1979 28 Ste-Justine, QC, CAN


Defensemen:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 51 Francis Bouillon 5' 8" 198 17 Oct 1975 33 New York, NY, USA
  • 71 Patrice Brisebois 6' 2" 197 27 Jan 1971 37 Montréal, QC, CAN
  • 25 Mathieu Dandenault 6' 0" 208 3 Feb 1976 32 Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
  • 26 Josh Gorges 6' 1" 202 14 Aug 1984 24 Kelowna, BC, CAN
  • 44 Roman Hamrlik 6' 2" 209 12 Apr 1974 34 Zlin, CZE
  • 8 Mike Komisarek 6' 4" 243 19 Jan 1982 26 West Islip, NY, USA
  • 79 Andrei Markov 6' 0" 209 20 Dec 1978 29 Voskresensk, RUS
  • 3 Ryan O'Byrne 6' 6" 228 19 Jul 1984 24 Victoria, BC, CAN


Goaltenders:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 38 Marc Denis 6' 1" 193 2 Aug 1977 31 Montreal, QC, CAN
  • 41 Jaroslav Halak 5' 11" 182 13 May 1985 23 Bratislava, SVK
  • 31 Carey Price 6' 3" 219 16 Aug 1987 21 Anahim Lake, BC, CAN


CANADIENS' STATS:
FLYERS-CANADIENS' SERIES HISTORY:


Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers are 58-70-30-3 in 161 regular season games played.
  • The Flyers are 30-33-16-1 in home games in the regular season.
  • The Flyers are 28-37-14-2 in road games in the regular season.
  • The Flyers are 1-7-0 in the last eight games played in the regular season.
  • The Flyers have lost the last five and are 1-7-0 in the last eight regular season games at Philadelphia in the regular season.
  • The Flyers are 2-4-1 in the last seven regular season games at Montreal.
  • Montreal has won three (1973, 1976 and 1989) and the Flyers two (1987 and 2008) PO series. The Canadiens have a W-L record of 15-11 in 26 meetings. Road teams are 17-9 in 26 games. The Flyers are 3-9 at home and 8-6 in Montreal.

1960s:
  • 1967 -- November 4 -- The Flyers shocked the Canadiens 4-1 in the first ever meeting between the squads, played at Montreal. Leon Rochefort, who was drafted off the Montreal roster in the expansion draft, recorded the Flyers' first-ever hat trick (Rogatien Vachon, goalie) and Bernie Parent made 33 saves. It marked Montreal's first regular season loss to one of the new expansion teams and was the Flyers' first win against an Original Six squad.
  • 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. Gump Worsley vs. Bernie Parent.
  • 1968 -- November 3 -- Jim Johnson tallied midway into the third period to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 win. Simon Nolet tied the score earlier in the third to even the score 2-2. Bernie Parent made 33 saves. The second-year Flyers beat Toronto and Montreal on consecutive nights. It would be the Flyers last win against Montreal in 14 games (0-12-2) until 1971.
  • 1968 -- November 21 -- In Philadelphia, Montreal scored in each period and won 3-0 despite 46 saves by Bernie Parent. Gump Worsley had 22 saves for a shutout.
  • 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 had a hat trick in Montreal's 6-3 home win. The Canadiens out-scored the Flyers 3-0 in the last period.
  • 1969 -- June 12 -- Jean-Guy Gendron sent to the Flyers for monetary considerations.
  • 1969 -- October 19 -- Jean-Guy Gendron scored with 1:01 to play in a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. Bernie Parent made 37 saves and was spectacular all game; only a Marc Tardif shot with under nine minutes remaining beat him.
  • 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 middle period to break a scoreless tie and added a third period goal to take a202-0 lead.

1970-1974:

  • 1970 -- February 1 -- Montreal scored four times in the final 7:18 in a 5-2 win in Philly. Ralph Backstrom's second goal with 3:03 to play was the GWG. 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 -- Mickey Redmond snapped a scoreless tie in the opening minute of the third period in Montreal's 2-1 win ion the Spectrum.
  • 1970 -- October 24 -- Montreal scored PPGs in the first and second periods and added an ENG in a 3-1 win in the Forum. The Canadiens outshot Philly 42-25, Doug Favell made 39 saves.
  • 1970 -- December 27 -- Marc Tardif scored three goals and Yvon Cournoyer had three assists in Montreal's 4-2 win in Philadelphia.
  • 1971 -- January 10 -- Philadelphia edged Montreal 3-2 to snap 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 in 19 meetings. The Habs led 2-0 but Bill Lesuk scored Philadelphia's first and third goals in the comeback.
  • 1971 -- January 21 -- Down 5-2 in the third period, the Canadiens scored three times in less than two minutes in a 5-5 tie. Philly tallied four goals in the second period to take a 4-1 lead into the last period.
  • 1971 -- March 24 -- Montreal won 5-3 at home led by Yvon Cournoyer's two goals and Rogie Vachon's 33 saves.
  • 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 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Philly as Pete Mahovlich evened the game in the third period.
  • 1971 -- December 14 -- 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 -- 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 -- November 16 -- Eleven players scored in Montreal's 6-5 home victory. The Canadiens led 4-1 at the 12:39 mark. The Flyers rallied to within 5-5 in the third period. Ken Dryden was replaced by Michel Plasse after the first period with Montreal up 4-2.
  • 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. Clarke had four points (3-1-4) in the game and Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (1-2-3) added three points apiece. The Flyers led 3-0 after one period. After a flurry of goals, Steve Shutt scored twice to knot the game 6-6 in the third. The Flyers outshot the Canadiens 42-39. Bobby Taylor got the win and Dryden, who returned to the lineup after missing 15 games with a back injury, got the defeat after he gave up three goals as a replacement for starter Michel Plasse. There were 58 PIMs in the first period.
  • 1973 -- April 14 -- In Game 1 of the Semifinals, Rick MacLeish stripped Frank Mahovlich of the puck deep in the Canadiens' zone and rifled a shot past Ken Dryden 2:56 into OT to give Philly a 5-4 win in Montreal. 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 regu lation period.
  • 1973 -- April 16 -- In Game 2, Larry Robinson's 50-foot slapper 6:45 into OT evened up the series. Dave Schultz bloodied 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. 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. 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, a win by Bouchard with a solid punch that Schultz later acknowledged, 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.
  • 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.20Bobby 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 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.
  • 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 two unassisted third period goals to tie Montreal 2-2 in the Forum. 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZmRW...11&Fight=21769
  • 1974 -- March 3 -- Bernie Parent shut out Montreal 6-0, the first Flyers' SO in this series. Cowboy Bill Flett had two goals and an assist, all in the first period. The first four goals were by three Flyers' named Bill (Flett, Barber and Clement).
  • 1974 -- November 2 -- Bernie Parent had 34 saves in a 3-0 shutout, the Flyers' first SO at Montreal in this series. Two of the goals came in the latter half of the third period.

1975-1979:
  • 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.
  • 1975 -- March 23 -- The Flyers ended Montreal's NHL record 23-game (14-0-9) road unbeaten streak with a 2-1 victory.
  • 1975 -- October 18 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in the Forum. Gary Dornhoefer scored with 4:22 remaining to even the score. Wayne Stephenson made 32 saves for the Flyers.
  • 1975 -- November 16 -- Philly won 3-1 at home with a 49-shot attack, inclu ding 10 from Rick MacLeish, on Ken Dryden.
  • 1976 -- February 15 -- The Flyers took 41 shots in a 2-1 win. It would be the Flyers' last win over Montreal until 1979.
  • 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 early in the third period but Jacques Lemaire tied the game 3-3 at the 10:02 mark prior to Lapointe's GWG.
  • 1976 -- May 11 -- In Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Jacques Lemaire scored the game's first goal with under five minutes to play in the second period, a shorty after Moose Dupont and Mario Tremblay rumbled (extra minor to Montreal). In the third period, Guy Lafleur scored early and Dave Schultz added the Flyers' lone tally late in Montreal's 2-1 win. 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.
  • 1976 -- May 13 -- In Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Pierre Bouchard matched his regular season goal total with a mid-third period tally that snapped a 2-2 tie in a 3-2 Canadiens' win. Reggie Leach scored twice to increase his goal total to 18 for the 1976 playoffs. Leach's goals were surrounded by two goals from Steve Shutt.
  • 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 the Stanley Cup title. In the early stages 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. Then Steve Shutt and Pierre Bouchard (one regular season goal, two in this series) recorded PPGs before Bill Barber added a PPG to even the score 2-2 as the first period ended. Moose Dupont scored the last Flyers' goal of the season on the PP with about seven minutes to play in period two but Yvon Cournoyer netted a backbreaking PPG with 11 seconds to play to send the game tied 3-3 into the third period setting up the third period heroics. Montreal went 12-1 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 scorel ess the last 13 games of this PO season.
  • 1976 -- October 14 -- In the first meeting since the Stanley Cup Finals, Montreal won 7-1 in the Spectrum. Bob Gailney and Guy Lafleur each had two goals. Ken Dryden made 33 saves.
  • 1977 -- January 3 -- The Flyers blew four one-goal leads in a 6-4 loss. Their then team-record of 20 straight games (15-0-5) without a loss was stopped. The game was scoreless after one, despite a 19-3 Canadiens' shots advantage (55-27 in the game), but after a 7-goal second period, the Habs scored three in the third period.
  • 1977 -- December 18 -- Ken Dryden made 22 saves in Montreal's 2-0 win in the Spectrum. The second score came via an ENG.
  • 1978 -- January 9 -- Paul Holmgren scored with one second remaining in the third period and the Flyers salvaged a 3-3 tie in Montreal. Holmgren's tip-in beat Ken Dryden.
  • 1978 -- January 19 -- Rick MacLeish and Steve Shutt traded first period goals and Ken Dryden and Bernie Parent were the netminders in a 1-1 tie in Philly.
  • 1978 -- March 4 -- Steve Shutt had four points, Yvon Lambert and Jacques LeMaire scored twice and the Canadiens won 7-1 in Montreal.
  • 1978 -- November 28 -- Ken Dryden made 22 saves and Guy Lafleur scored twice in Montreal's 3-0 win in the Forum.
  • 1979 -- January 20 -- Bob Dailey scored with 38 seconds to play in a 5-5 tie at Montreal. The Canadiens led 4-2 after two periods but the Flyers scored three times in the final period. Mel Bridgman had three points to lead the Flyers' offense.
  • 1979 -- October 21 -- The Flyers held leads of 4-0 and 6-2 but couldn't hold off a Montreal comeback in a 6-6 tie. Rejean Houle evened the game with 2:49 to play. Montreal improved to 13-0-4 in their last 17 games against the Flyers. Bill Barber had the first two goals of the game.
  • 1979 -- November 3 -- The Flyers snapped a 0-13-4 (including the POs) skid in games against the Canadiens with a 5-3 win in Montreal. Bill Barber and Reggie Leach scored third period goals after a 3-3 tie. The Flyers outshot Montreal 40-27 in the game and 19-5 in the third period.

1980-1984:
  • 1980 -- January 12 -- Five days after losing in Minnesota, a loss which snapped the Flyers' NHL record 35-game (25-0-10) unbeaten streak, Philly lost 4-3 in Montreal on Guy Lafleur's third period goal. In between the losses, the Flyers beat the Winnipeg Jets.
  • 1980 -- March 2 -- The Flyers led 1-0 past the midway point of the game but Montreal prevailed 5-1 in Philly. Denis Herron made 36 saves.
  • 1980 -- October 19 -- Mel Bridgman and Yves Preston scored in the Flyers' 2-1 win. Gaston Gingras scored with 2:06 left for Montreal's lone goal. Bunny Larocque made 38 saves in the loss.
  • 1980 -- November 22 -- Montreal won 7-3 as Bob Gainey (four points), Chris Nilan and Rejean Houle each scored twice. Tim Kerr had 31 PIMs and Reggie Leach 30 PIMs in a game that featured five fights including two between Kerr and Bill Baker.
  • 1981 -- January 24 -- Mario Trembley (3-0-3) recorded a hat trick and nine shots in a 6-3 win for Montreal. Rejean Houle (2-0-2) scored twice. Doug Risebrough and Yvon Lambert (0-3-3) each had three points.
  • 1981 -- February 15 -- The Flyers rebounded from 4-1 and 5-2 deficits to claim a 5-5 tie in Philadelphia. A wild second period featured seven goals. Ken Linseman scored the only goal of the third period.
  • 1981 -- October 27 -- Montreal led 6-0 twelve minutes into the game in an 11-2 drubbing that sent the Flyers to their first defeat of the season (7-0-1 start). Keith Acton had a hat trick for the winners.
  • 1982 -- January 16 -- Paul Holmgren scored twice in under four minutes late in the second period to give Philly a 3-1 lead and the Flyers eventually won 4-2 in Montreal. Holmgren had a game-high seven shots. Rick St. Croix made 36 saves.
  • 1982 -- January 21 -- Keith Acton had three points and Denis Herron made 29 saves in Montreal's 4-2 win in Philly. Darryl Sittler made his Flyers' debut.
  • 1982 -- October 21 -- Doug Wickenheiser scored both goals in Montreal's 2-1 victory.
  • 1982 -- November 20 -- With the score tied 4-4, the Canadiens' Robert Picard scored with 1:14 to play giving Montreal a 5-4 lead. The Flyers then challenged Rejean Houle's stick and it was found to be illegal but 15 seconds into the penalty, Montreal scored an ENG to win 6-4.
  • 1983 -- March 17 -- The Flyers recorded a 6-4 win at home as Darryl Sittler (1-1-2) scored his 40th goal while Ron Flockhart, Ilkka Sinisalo and Brian Propp also added a goal and an assist.
  • 1983 -- October 8 -- Glen Cochrane (1-2-3) led the Flyers' offense in a 6-4 win in Montreal. The Flyers trailed 2-1 but then scored the next five goals. Pelle Lindbergh with the win in the Flyers' road opener. Darryl Sittler assisted on consecutive goals in under two minutes which gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead.
  • 1984 -- January 17 -- The Flyers recovered from an early 2-0 hole for a 6-4 win in Montreal. Ron Sutter scored twice and Thomas Eriksson added three assists. Darryl Sittler had the go-ahead goal, on the PP, with 1:43 to play.
  • 1984 -- February 2 --Darryl Sittler scored his second goal of the game with 5:06 left in a 2-2 deadlock. Richard Sevigny made 36 saves for Montreal. Ryan Walter assisted on both Habs' goals.
  • 1984 -- October 15 -- Bob Gainey scored twice in under two minutes to give Montreal n early 2-0 lead and the Canadiens skated to a 5-1 win at home. Doug Soetaert made 2 saves for the win.
    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 set the tempo: Dave Brown-Chris Nilan and Ed Hospodar-Mark Hunter in less than a minute

1985-1989:
  • 1985 -- March 24 -- Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) scored with 38 seconds to play to lift the Flyers to their 11th straight victory a 4-3 win. 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.
  • 1985 -- October 30 -- Rich Sutter and Brian Propp (2-1-3) scored less than a minute apart to give the Flyers a 5-4 win. Tim Kerr scored twice and Dave Poulin had three points (0-3-3).
  • 1985 -- December 12 -- Tim Kerr scored twice in a 5-goal second period outburst and the Flyers cruised to a 6-3 win. Kerr's second goal came with two seconds left in the second period. Montreal scored twice in the third period including with three seconds left in the game.
  • 1986 -- February 15 -- Montreal led 3-0 in the third period and on the PP but Dave Poulin scored a shorty and the game turned into a close contest decided only when Bob Gainey scored an ENG with seven seconds to play in a 5-3 win.
  • 1987 -- January 15 -- With the game deadlocked at 3-3 in the third period, Rick Tocchet, Derrick Smith and Peter Zezel scored to lift the Flyers to a 6-3 win.
  • 1987 -- March 14 -- Ron Hextall made 40 stops, including 16 in the third period, in a 3-3 tie.
  • 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).
  • 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 f or Montreal while eventual Conn Smythe winner Ron Hextall was removed after two periods (and returned for part of the third period).
  • 1987 -- May 8 -- In Game 3, Brian Propp snapped a tie with 3:09 to play and Philadelphia won a key game 4-3 in Montreal despite being outshot 39-18. The Flyers trailed 2-0 after one period and were outshot 21-8 but Ron Hextall's outstanding play kept the Flyers in the contest. Pelle Eklund tallied the only goals of the second period 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 Rick Tocchet each had three points. Ron Hextall made 36 saves and faced 21 shots in the first period.
  • 1987 -- May 10 -- In Game 4, Pelle Eklund's hat trick sparked the Flyers to a 6-3 triumph in Game 4. Eklund score the go-ahead goal in the second period but the key tally was by Scott Mellanby just 14 seconds into the third which removed Patrick Roy (first appearance of the series) and gave Philly a 4-2 lead. Then Eklund scored 1:14 later as replacement goalie Brian Hayward made a poor play and then Eklund completed his hat trick on a breakaway with 6:59 to play. Eklund (3-0-3) and Brian Propp (1-2-3) led the offense. Ron Hextall and Bobby Smith received fighting majors with 2:47 to play.
  • 1987 -- May 12 -- In Game 5, Brian Hayward made 24 saves and Montreal fended off elimination with a 5-2 win in Philly.
  • 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 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. Afterwards, Poulin said "The difference in this series was Ron Hextall." The game was delayed 17 minutes due to a major pre-game brawl -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xyCMyGIPVY . Because of the brawl, multiple fines totalled $24,500 plus a suspension to Ed Hospadar for $1500 and the entire NHL Finals. Four players - Hospodar and Glenn Resch of the Flyers and Montreal's Claude Lemieux and Shayne Corson - were fined an extra $500 for starting the battle. 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.
  • 1988 -- January 9 -- The teams played to a 3-3 tie in which there were four fights including Scott Mellanby-Chris Nilan and later Dave Brown-Chris Nilan.
  • 1988 -- November 7 -- 1987 PO hero Jean Jacques Daigneault was sent to Mont real for Scott Sandelin.
  • 1988 -- December 1 -- Claude Lemieux scored seven seconds into the middle period to give Montreal a 2-0 lead but the Flyers responded for a 2-2 tie. Mike Bullard had two points for the Flyers. Bobby Smith and Dave Poulin hooked up in a fray with 30 seconds remaining in the second period.
  • 1989 -- April 2 -- Ron Hextall (30 saves) and Patrick Roy (29 saves) hooked up in a good dual 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. 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaHQ5mLiL1w
  • 1989 -- May 3 -- In Game 2, Patrick Roy made 24 saves and defeated the Flyers for the first time in his career, 3-0. Roy entered the game with a career record of 0-4-5 against the Flyers. The Canadiens scored a goal in each period and had 39 shots (Stephane Richer had 8) against Ken Wregget who made 36 saves. Montreal was 2-for-8 on the PP.
  • 1989 -- May 5 -- In Game 3, Montreal scored three times in the middle period and skated to a 5-1 victory as Patrick Roy stopped 25 shots. Guy Carbonneau and Ryan Walter each had two points.
  • 1989 -- May 7 -- In Game 4, after a scoreless first period, Montreal scored three times and held a 16-5 shots advantage in the second period in a 4-1 victory. 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, their first two goals off the PP. The Canadiens limited the Flyers to two shots in the third period, one a goal by Brian Propp. Ron Hextall-Chris Chelios incident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR-ZgMz3FIU
  • 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 -- Ron Sutter scored twice, including an ENG, in Philly's 5-3 win at Montreal. The Habs cut their 4-1 deficit to one goal with two third period goals before Sutter ended it. Ken Wregget made 31 saves.

1990-1994:

  • 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.
  • 1990 -- November 15 -- Pete Peeters made 28 saves and the Flyers recorded a 4-1 win in Philadelphia. Dale Kushner and Mario Roberge had a spirited fray.
  • 1990 -- December 23 -- Philadelphia skated to a 4-0 lead in the first period but the Canadiens peppered Flyers' goalie Ron Hextall with 54 shots and the game ended in a 4-4 draw -- the seventh tie in the last 13 regular season meetings in this series. Murray Craven scored on a penalty shot off Andre Racicot to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead and then he scored again to make the score 3-0. Rick Tocchet scored with 24 seconds to play to make it 4-0, a lead that held 32 minutes into the game. Russ Courtnall tied the game 4-4 with about five minutes left. Denis Savard scored twice on the PP, Montreal's first and third goals. The Flyers were 4-0-2 in six games 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 -- Brent Gilchrist scored the lone goal and Rollie Melanson made 22 saves in Montreal's 1-0 win. The Flyers had lost just three times (9-3-6) in the prior 18 regular season games in this series.
  • 1991 -- November 16 -- Former Canadiens' player Mark Pederson snapped a 1-1 tie with 5:09 to play (assist to Ken Wregget) and the Flyers skated to a 3-1 win in Montreal. Wregget made 28 saves.
  • 1992 -- March 18 -- The Flyers won 4-3 in Montreal led by Ron Hextall's 33 saves and Rod Brind'Amour's three points (1-2-3). Former Canadiens' player 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 -- Despite a hat trick and four points by Greg Paslawski, the Flyers lost 7-6. The Canadiens led 4-3 after one and goalie Stephane Beauregard, who gave up four goals on six shots, was replaced by Dominic Roussel after 20 minutes. Mike Keane (1-3-4) led Montreal's offense. Eric Lindros had three assists.
  • 1992 -- November 14 -- Kevin Dineen's goal 48 seconds into OT sparked the Flyers to a 4-3 win. Dominic Roussel had 30 saves. Eric Desjardins had three assists for the Canadiens.
  • 1993 -- Janaury 31 -- The Canadiens won 6-4 at home. The game was tied 3-3 after one period. Gary Leeman's two goals led Montreal. 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.
  • 1993 -- November 24 -- Kevin Dineen (3-0-3), Mark Recchi (1-4-5) and Garry Galley (1-3-4) led Philadelphia past Montreal 9-2.
  • 1994 -- January 30 -- Montreal won 5-4 when Guy Carbonneau scored in OT. Patrick Roy finally beat the Flyers in a regular season game (career started 0-6-6). Montreal led 3-0 after one but the Flyers scored the next four including two in the early third to take the lead. Roy finished 1-11-7 in 19 regular season decisions with Montreal against the Flyers.
  • 1994 -- February 21 -- In a wild contest, the Flyers went 5-for-7 on the PP and defeated the Canadiens 8-7 in Philadelphia. The Flyers never trailed in the game. Rod Brind'Amour (2-2-4) and Yves Racine (0-4-4) each had four points while Eric Lindros and Brent Fedyk added a pair of goals. John LeClair had three points for Montreal and Vincent Damphousse scored twice. Disorder in the middle of the second period as the Flyers' Eric Lindros and Montreal's Eric Desjardins 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 but it was Ron Tugnutt who was charged with the defeat. Video of the fray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttJ0F...spx?Game=27022
  • 1994 -- March 12 -- The teams played to a 4-4 tie in Montreal. Vincent Damphousse scored with 1:16 to play to draw Montreal even. Jeff Finley scored the only goal in his 55-game Flyers' career to give his squad a 4-3 lead in the third period. The Canadiens led 3-1 as the final two minutes of the middle period approach ed but a pair of goals, including one by Rod Brind'Amour with 11 seconds to play, tied the score 3-3. The Canadiens outshot Philly 40-27. Frederic Chabot, who made only four appearances with the Flyers, twice replaced Dominic Roussel in goal and made 21 saves on 22 attempts in the game.
  • 1994 -- June 29 -- Kevin Haller was acquired from Montreal for Yves Racine.

1995-1999:
February 4, 1999
  • 1995 -- January 29 -- Ron Hextall made 30 saves in a 2-2 tie in Montreal. The ntwo goals that beat hom came in a span of 41 seconds in the last two minutes of the middle period. Rob DiMaio tied the game in the third for the Flyers.
  • 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.
  • 1995 -- February 25 -- Philadelphia pummeled the Canadiens 7-0 in Montreal as John LeClair, acquired 16 days prior from Montreal, scored a hat trick off 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 battled [ur]lhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCU9Y7wnppw&feature=related][/url] and later Chris Therien and J.J. Daigneault fought.
  • 1995 -- March 20 -- Eric Lindros (3-1-4) had a hat trick and John LeClair a pair of goals off Patrick Roy in Philadelp hia's 8-4 victory. Lindros' hat trick was his second in consecutive games; he became the second Flyers' player to accomplish the feat. The Flyers scored 15 goals in their last two encounters against Roy.
  • 1995 -- April 12 -- Mikael Renberg snapped a 2-2 tie with a third period goal and the Flyers recorded a 3-2 win at home. The Flyers outshot Montreal 29-16. The Canadiens scored 44 seconds into the game and led 2-1 after 20 minutes.
  • 1995 -- October 7 -- The Flyers opened the 1995-96 season with a 7-1 destruction of the Canadiens in Montreal. Philadelphia led 4-0 after one period and 6-0 just past the 26-minute mark. Patrik Juhlin, Rod Brind'Amour and John LeClair each had three points while Ron Hextall made 30 saves. 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. There were three fights in the game, two by Shawn Antoski (including a heated fight against Donald Brashear) and an Eric Lindros-Stephane Quintal clash.
  • 1995 -- December 16 -- The teams played in famous Montreal Forum for the final time and the Flyers recorded a 4-2 victory. Rod Brind'Amour scored twice and Eric Lindros scored the Flyers' last goal in the building. Ron Hextall picked up the win. An oddity: the Flyers' were whistled for too many men on the ice while on a PP called against Montreal for having too many men on the ice, as well.
  • 1996 -- February 1 -- Eric Desjardins' OT tally with :30 remaining gave the Flyers a 3-2 win. The game was marred by an ugly incident when Montreal's Marc Bureau drilled Petr Svoboda with an elbow causing blood to pour from the back of Svoboda's head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dJOxIBe5LI . The Flyers' Craig MacTavish later retaliated and beat Bureau in a fight. The Flyers held a 13-1 shot advantage after one period, 30-6 after two peri ods, and 39-14 in the game.
  • 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.
  • 1996 -- October 26 -- The teams met in the new Molson Centre and the Canadiens prevailed 6-5. The victory 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 as the Flyers were 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. It was Coffey's second point of the game as 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.
  • 1997 -- February 6 -- The Flyers crushed Montreal 9-5 in Philadelphia as John LeClair (4-2-6), Eric Lindros (1-4-5) and Mikael Renberg (1-4-5) combined for 6-10-16. The trio accomplished the same feat of 16 points just 20 days later, the only two times a line has reached that level in team history. The Canadiens' goalies that night were Tomas Vokoun and Jose Theodore.
  • 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 had three goals and two assists off Andy Moog in a 6-2 win at Montreal. Four of the Flyers' goals came in under nine minutes in the second period.
  • 1997 -- December 15 -- The Flyers improved to 12-1-3 in the last 16 regular season games in this series with a 3-1 win in Montreal. Philly scored two PPGs in the first 12 minutes of the game. Brantt Myhres picked up 35 PIMs in a massive brawl in the second period.
  • 1998 -- January 14 -- Both teams scored in each period and the game finished in a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia.
  • 1998 -- January 22 - Montreal won 3-2, their second regulation win against Philadelphia in the last 21 regular season games.
  • 1998 -- November 9 -- The Flyers outshot Montreal 31-19 but went 0-for-7 on the PP and dropped a 5-1 decision in Montreal. The Habs scored twice in a span of 15 seconds in the first period. John LeClair and Eric Lindros had 14 (seven each) of the Flyers' 31 shots.
  • 1999 -- February 4 -- Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Dan McGillis collected three points each in Philly's 5-2 home win. LeClair had two goals, Lindros scored once and McGillis had three assists.
  • 1999 -- February 18 -- Montreal won 3-1. The 2-goal loss was the Flyers' largest defeat covering the last 31 games. Philly won 18, tied 9, lost one in OT and three one goal regulation defeats. The last loss by more than one goal was December 4, 1998.
  • 1999 -- March 2-- The Canadiens scored three third period goals en route to a 4-1 win at home. The Flyers outshot Montreal 28-17 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. Jeff Hackett made 37 saves for the Canadiens.
  • 1999 -- March 10 -- Mark Recchi was acquired from the Canadiens for Dainius Zubrus and picks.
  • 1999 -- October 14 -- Brian Savage (3-1-4) recorded a hat trick and scored the lone 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, Flyers' goalie, made his NHL debut.
  • 1999 -- December 4 -- Sandy McCarthy had the go-ahead goal in Philly's 3-2 win in Montreal's Molson Centre. 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. The Flyers won 37 of 55 faceoffs.

2000-2004:

  • 2000 -- January 29 -- The Flyers and Montreal tied 2-2 but the Canadiens' Trent McCleary nearly died on ice after blocking a Chris Therien shot in the throat causing a collapsed larynx. McCleary soon retired. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMpC0qWKGlg
  • 2000 -- March 16 -- The teams skated to a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. The Canadiens evened the score in the third period after Rick Tocchet gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the opening period. Jeff Hackett made 38 saves for the Canadiens; JVB made 25 stops for Philly.
  • 2000 -- October 19 -- Oleg Petrov tied the game 3-3 just over a minute after Gino Odjock gave the Flyers the lead with under five minutes to play in the third period. Jeff Hackett made 42 saves for the Habs including seven in OT.
  • 2000 -- December 7 -- P.J. Stock was traded to Philadelphia along with Montreal's 6th round choice (used to select Dennis Seidenberg) in the 2001 Entry Draft in exchange for Gino Odjick.
  • 2001 -- February 27 -- The Flyers outshot Montreal 31-13 but lost 3-2. Jose Theodore had 29 saves, Roman Cechmanek made 10 stops.
  • 2001 -- March 3 -- Jose Theodore made 33 saves in Montreal's 3-1 home win. Patrick Traverse had two points. Eric Desjardins had 8 shots for the Flyers.
  • 2001 -- April 5 -- Brian Savage lifted Montreal to a 3-2 OT win. The Flyers 2-0 after one period.
  • 2001 -- October 27 -- Brian Boucher made 27 saves and the Flyers got a balanced attack in a 5-1 victory in Montreal.
  • 2001 -- December 13 -- Jose Theodore made 31 saves in a 3-2 win in Philly.
  • 2002 -- January 14 -- Simon Gagne scored the tie-breaking goal with 3:15 to play in Philly's 5-3 win in Montreal. Oleg Petrov had a hat trick for the Habs. John LeClair's second goal came with 7:34 to play in the third period, which tied the game 3-3. Petrov had a hat trick after the second period, his team had just 11 shots in the first two periods.
  • 2002 -- April 4 -- Jose Theodore made 23 saves in Montreal's 3-1 win in Philly.
  • 2002 -- October 15 -- John LeClair had four goals and Mark Recchi added three points in the Flyers' 6-2 win in Montreal's newly named Bell Centre. 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 2:10 amid a three-goal spurt by the Flyers in 4:13 and the Flyers flattened Montreal 6-2. Keith Primeau scored twice. Four Flyers had two assists each. With the Flyers up 4-1, Jose Theodore was yanked in favor of Jeff Hackett. John LeClair had 28 goals and 16 assists in 30 games against Montreal after 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. Williams stripped Patrice Brisbois at the Philadelphia blueline and beat Jeff Hackett who had 37 saves for the Habs.
  • 2003 -- January 16 -- Joe Sacco's third period goal snapped a 1-1 tie and the Flyers wo n 4-1 at home. The game was even 1-1 after 40 minutes despite a 29-10 shot advantage and 41-17 in the game. Jeff Hackett made 37 saves. Michal Handzus had two points, including the insurance goal, and was a +3. Eric Desjardins was a +3 and had six shots.
  • 2003 -- October 27 -- The Flyers recorded a 5-0 shutout behind the goaltending of Robert Esche. This was just the second regular season home shutout win (Bernie Parent had the other; Tommy Soderstrom was in a scoreless tie) by the Flyers in this series. Philadelphia outshot Montreal 39-20, including 25-8 in the last two periods.
  • 2003 -- December 8 -- The Flyers edged Montreal, 3-2, for the sixth straight time when John LeClair netted the GWG with 1:13 left in the third period. Marcus Ragnarsson tied the score with 3:19 to play.
  • 2004 -- January 20 -- Montreal won 4-1 in Philadelphia 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 stopped 24 shots as the Flyers won in Montreal, 2-0. It was the 35th shutout of his career. The Flyers reached the 100-point mark. Two key players returned: defenseman Eric Desjardins was back after missing 32 games with a fractured forearm and center Keith Primeau after being out 21 games with a concussion.

2005-2009:

  • 2005 -- October 25 -- Mike Ribiero 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. Keith Primeau suffered a career-ending concussion injury (announced retirement September 2006) after a hit 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. His last goal snapped a 3-3 third period tie. Montreal had just 15 shots on goal.
  • 2006 -- February 5 -- Michael Ryder scored a hat trick and Cristobal Huet stopped 25 shots in the the Canadiens' 5-0 victory.
  • 2006 -- March 6 -- Petr Nedved's shootout goal led the Flyers over Montreal, 5-4. Montreal led the shootout 1-0 until Peter Forsberg scored on the Flyers' third attempt.; Nedved tallied the winner in the next round. Philly led 4-2 with under five minutes left in regulation but a pair of Canadiens' goals sent the contest to OT.
  • 2006 -- October 11 -- David Aebischer made 27 saves in Montreal's 3-1 win. The Flyers went 0-for-8 on the PP. Jeff Carter's third period goal made the score 2-1 but the Canadiens added an ENG to secure to win.
  • 2006 -- November 25 -- With the Flyers leading 3-2 and shorthanded, Simon Gagne scored his second goal of the game (third point) with 2:08 remaining to secure a 4-2 victory.
  • 2006 -- December 2120-- Montreal won 4-2 at home. The Canadiens scored two PPGs in the first period in 69 seconds amid four consecutive minors called against the Flyers in a span of 6:04. The Flyers had six minors in the first period. Montreal was 2-for-8 on the PP in the game. The Canadiens scored a SHG in the last minute of the second period to make it 3-1 but Jeff Carter scored a PPG 19 seconds later, with 30 seconds to play, to get the Flyers within 3-2 after 40 minutes.
  • 2007 -- January 11 -- Montreal won 4-2 in Philly as David Aebischer made 34 saves. Pregame ceremonies honoring Eric Desjardins took place.
  • 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. Richards-Kovalev: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoFsy6VM7As
  • 2007 -- December 13 -- Montreal led 4-0 midway into the game, including consecutive goals by Mark Streit, and won 4-1 in Philly. Carey Price made 30 saves.
  • 2008 -- February 16 and 17 -- Montreal won both ends of a weekend series, 1-0 in Montreal and 5-3 in Philadelphia. Carey Price stopped 34 shots in the shutout win.
  • 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 but the Canadiens scored twice in the second. Joffrey Lupul gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead in the opening minute of the third period. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMpgTX46Un0
  • 2008 -- April 26 -- In Game 2, Martin Biron made 34 saves 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. Biron stopped 28 of 29 shots covering the first two periods. In the game, Tom Kostopoulos threw a punch at Kimmo Timonen. Flyers' Head Coach John Stevens called the punch “cheap” and Mike Richards termed 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jio_-Vw3Yo
  • 2008 -- April 28 -- In Game 3 in Philadelphia, Martin Biron's clutch goaltending and Philly's three second period goals sparked the Flyers to a 3-2 victory. Trailing 3-0 after two periods, the Habs yanked goalie Carey Price for Jaroslav Halak and were revived when they 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. Each team killed a penalty as the final period progressed. In the second period, Mike Richards' unassisted SHG gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead and R.J. Umberger followed that with a goal. 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6fBl...eature=channel
  • 2008 -- April 30 -- In Game 4, Martin Biron sizzled making 36 saves and Danny Briere snapped a 2-2 tie with 3:38 to play on a PP 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 scored an ENG with two seconds to play, his second tally of the game, to finish the scoring. Montreal outshot Philly 38-26. Jaroslav Halak started for Montreal. Mike Knuble (hamstring injury) returned for his first action since Game 5 of the Washington series. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l10dv...eature=channel
  • 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. The Canadiens scored the first goal of the game for the first time in the series and led 3-1 in the second period. However, Philly scored three times in the second, starting with Mike Richards’ goal at 14:02 which closed the gap to 3-2; a video review upheld Richards' goal as he put up his left hand as an R.J. Umberger shot sailed past him and Carey Price. The Flyers evened the score at 3-3 when Umberger scored his second goal20of the game then Scott Hartnell scored at 17:00 gave the Flyers their first lead of the night, 4-3. The Canadiens tied the score at 4-4 early in the third period. Martin Biron made 31 saves. Umberger (2-1-3), who celebrated his 26th birthday, finished the series with eight goals and one assist in five games. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMpgTX46Un0
  • 2008 -- October 13 -- Four goals in the third-period led Montreal to a 5-3 victory in Philadelphia.
  • 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.

2008-09 FLYERS-CANADIENS' SCHEDULE:
  • October 13, 2008 -- Canadiens 5 @ Flyers 3
  • November 15, 2008 -- Flyers 2 @ Canadiens 1
  • December 18, 2008 -- Flyers @ Canadiens 7:30
  • February 27, 2009 -- Canadiens @ Flyers 7:00
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE and RESULTS:
All Times are Eastern Time.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/teams/...=phi&year=2009
  • Sat, Dec 20 Washington 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Dec 21 @ New Jersey 1:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 23 Ottawa 7:00 PM
  • Fri, Dec 26 @ Chicago 8:30 PM
  • Sat, Dec 27 @ Columbus 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 30 @ Vancouver 10:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 2 @ Anaheim 10:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 3 @ LA Kings 10:30 PM
  • Tue, Jan 6 @ Washington 7:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan 8 Minnesota 7:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan 10 Toronto 7:00 PM

Required viewing for Blue Oyster Cult:


TODAY's MUSIC -- "Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult:


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Great GDT my friend.

And would you believe - I don't think I've ever seen the video to that song!

But I kick ass at it in Guitar Hero!

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Habs will play hard in this one.

Hopefully we will win. Crap, Komie is back. Hopefully he is not 100%

Rangers won in OT. Beautiful shot by Rozie. Top shelf. HE scored on penalty shot too.


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I dont like Montreal. Lets win this one.

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Go Flyers! First Game I Can Seee In About 1 Mounth!!!

ps i realllllly hate the habss and also their fans. but, i do respect them..it's a love/hate relationship.


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Keep the hot streak going. Wouldn't mind seeing another 3 goal victory.

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The things our Goaltenders will deal with tonight:
Marty: Illness
Niitty: Canadiens
Munroe: Splinters

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/...rty_story.html

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Goalie Marty Biron, who missed Tuesday's 5-2 win over Colorado with the flu, did not make the trip to Montreal, where the Flyers play tonight. "No sense taking him and getting in late and wearing him down ever further," Stevens said.

Antero Niittymaki (6-1-2, 2.63 goals-against average) will start tonight against the Canadiens, with Phantoms call-up Scott Munroe serving as his backup.

Stevens said that he expects Biron to be ready for one of the weekend games - Saturday against Washington or Sunday at New Jersey - but that he felt confident Munroe was capable if pressed into action.

"Scotty Munroe has worked extremely hard on his game and conditioning, and he's really elevated himself on the depth chart in our organization," the coach said.

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Again with the Faboo GDT, nice person.........


This should be a fun one tonight. A good old fashion ballywho!!!!

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Go Flyers! First Game I Can Seee In About 1 Mounth!!!

ps i realllllly hate the habss and also their fans. but, i do respect them..it's a love/hate relationship.
Really? I probably respect the Canadien fans less than the rest. Their inbred thoughts that they have a god-given right to everything good in the NHL kinda does my head in, and that effing chant they do.

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gah, i'm going to miss this one. dumb flight back to philly. win one without me, guys

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we are usually in tough in Montreal, but it should be a good matchup our hot powerplay and their penalty kill should be good. We will win 3-1

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A Spicoli sighting I love it. All I need are some tasy waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine.
Great GDT!!
Habs are playing so-so right now, but there always a tough game. Ice should be super fast for Mr. Carter who should be Flyin around tonight after warming up at the Frat party's!!
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The mystery for the neck rub has been made public:
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Simon Gagne said he left Tuesday night's game near the end of the third period because of a stiff neck. Wednesday's practice at the Skate Zone was an optional, and Gagne did not skate. But he says he should be ready for tonight's game at Montreal.

Initially on Tuesday night, the situation set off some alarms because a lot of Gagne's concussion problems last season resulted in neck pain. He says he still takes prolotherapy (anti-inflammation injections) once a month as treatment.

“He's been dealing with some muscle stiffness in his neck,” Holmgren said. “But I don't foresee him having any problem playing (tonight).”

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I got a fever, and the only prescription is more Flyers! Loving the music, MSE. Godzilla is one of my favorites.
Hope they come out flying tonight. I want the boys to be ole'ing their way back to Philly. Keep the streak going!

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[From last year's series]

"OLE! OLE! OLE! Oh.... (Umberger beats Price)"...Dead Silence...

Man that was awesome.

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I got a fever, and the only prescription is more Flyers! Loving the music, MSE. Godzilla is one of my favorites.
Hope they come out flying tonight. I want the boys to be ole'ing their way back to Philly. Keep the streak going!
Reminds me of a 70s hit single



...and Godzilla was suggested by Chumpy (I do believe).

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Awesome video. Thanks for sharing.

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Go Flyers! First Game I Can Seee In About 1 Mounth!!!

ps i realllllly hate the habss and also their fans. but, i do respect them..it's a love/hate relationship.
I don't mind the players but their fans annoy me (and I'm freinds with several...lol)...all of a sudden they are worse than Leaf supporters!

CBCHD...sweet!!!

Do it again Niitty!!

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ATDHE stream for tonight
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MSE never ceases to amaze, great song selection and hopefully a great game tonight. Who are the Habs fans going to boo with Briere not playing?

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Yay for a CBC broadcast as long as it's Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson! Go Flyers!

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Gagne is from Quebec, he should be a Hab waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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