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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (33-17-9) vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS (32-22-7)

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FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • 12 Simon Gagne -- 18 Mike Richards -- 22 Mike Knuble
  • 19 Scott Hartnell -- 17 Jeff Carter -- 15 Joffrey Lupul
  • 9 Scottie Upshall -- 28 Claude Giroux -- 36 Darroll Powe
  • 32 Riley Cote -- 42 Jared Ross -- 45 Arron Asham

Defensemen:
  • 3 Lasse Kukkonen (could replace Timonen) -- 77 Ryan Parent
  • 25 Matt Carle -- 5 Braydon Coburn
  • 41 Andrew Alberts -- 6 Randy Jones
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen (is not expected to play tonight, flu)

Goalies:
  • 30 Antero Niittymaki (probable starter tonight vs. Montreal)
  • 43 Martin Biron (probable starter Sunday at New Jersey)

FLYERS' INJURIES:
  • 2 Derian Hatcher has a right knee injury and is on I.R.
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen has the flu and is doubtful for tonight.
  • 48 Danny Briere is currently on IR. He is not expected to play tonight. He had surgery which released a nerve entrapment in his abdominal wall and an adductor release loosened the muscles connecting the inner thigh with the groin on Jan. 22.

FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB
  • 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 24 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
  • 28 Claude Giroux 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 21 Hearst, ON, 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
  • 36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22, 1985 23 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
  • 18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 24 Kenora, ON, CAN
  • 42 Jared Ross C 5-9 170 September 2, 1982 Huntsville, AL
  • 9 Scottie Upshall 6' 0" 197 Oct 7, 1983 25 Fort Mcmurray, AB, CAN

Defensemen:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB
  • 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
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen "A" 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 33 Kuopio, FIN

Goalies:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB
  • 43 Martin Biron 6' 3" 180 Aug 15, 1977 31 Lac St. Charles, QC, CAN
  • 30 Antero Niittymaki 6' 1" 195 Jun 18, 1980 28 Turku, FIN
INJURED RESERVE



CANADIENS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • Andrei Kostitsyn, Tomas Plekanec, Alex Kovalev
  • Christopher Higgins, Saku Koivu, Matt D’Agostini
  • Max Pacioretty, Maxim Lapierre, Tom Kostopoulos
  • Georges Laraque, Glen Metropolit (replaces Chipchura), Gregory Stewart

Defensemen:
  • Andrei Markov, Mathieu Schneider
  • Mike Komisarek, Roman Hamrlik
  • Patrice Brisebois, Josh Gorges


Goaltenders:
  • Jaroslav Halak (starting goalie)
  • Carey Price


CANADIENS' INJURIES:
  • Robert Lang suffered a torn Achilles tendon on Feb. 1. He is not expected to return in the regular season.
  • Guillaume Latendresse suffered a shoulder injury Feb. 1. He was expected out 4-6 weeks from that date.
  • Alex Tanguay suffered a shoulder injury Dec. 30, could return in the immediate future but is not expected to play tonight.
  • Francis Bouillon suffered a groin injury Feb. 19 and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.


CANADIENS' ROSTER:

Forwards:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 28 Kyle Chipchura 6' 2" 204 19 Feb 1986 23 Westlock, AB, CAN
  • 36 Matt D'Agostini 6' 0" 201 23 Oct 1986 22 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
  • 21 Christopher Higgins 6' 0" 203 2 Jun 1983 25 Smithtown, NY, USA
  • 11 Saku Koivu "C" 5' 10" 182 23 Nov 1974 34 Turku, FIN
  • 46 Andrei Kostitsyn 6' 0" 208 3 Feb 1985 24 Novopolotsk, BLR
  • 6 Tom Kostopoulos 6' 0" 201 24 Jan 1979 30 Mississauga, ON, CAN
  • 27 Alex Kovalev "A" 6' 1" 215 24 Feb 1973 36 Togliatti, RUS
  • 20 Robert Lang ** 6' 3" 217 19 Dec 1970 38 Teplice, CZE
  • 40 Maxim Lapierre 6' 2" 207 29 Mar 1985 23 Saint-Léonard, QC, CAN
  • 17 Georges Laraque 6' 3" 253 7 Dec 1976 32 Montreal, QC, CAN
  • 84 Guillaume Latendresse ** 6' 2" 230 24 May 1987 21 Ste-Catherine, QC, CAN
  • 67 Max Pacioretty 6' 2" 203 20 Nov 1988 20 New Canaan, CT, USA
  • 14 Tomas Plekanec 5' 11" 197 31 Oct 1982 26 Kladno, CZE
  • 70 Gregory Stewart 6' 2" 200 21 May 1986 22 Kitchener, ON, CAN
  • 13 Alex Tanguay ** 6' 1" 189 21 Nov 1979 29 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 38 Montréal, QC, CAN
  • 25 Mathieu Dandenault 6' 0" 208 3 Feb 1976 33 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 "A" 6' 4" 243 19 Jan 1982 27 West Islip, NY, USA
  • 79 Andrei Markov 6' 0" 209 20 Dec 1978 30 Voskresensk, RUS
  • 24 Mathieu Schneider 5' 11" 195 12 Jun 1969 39 New York, NY, USA


Goaltenders:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 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


FLYERS-CANADIENS' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers are 58-71-30-3 in 162 regular season games played.
  • The Flyers are 30-33-16-1 in home games in the regular season.
  • The Flyers are 28-38-14-2 in road games in the regular season.
  • The Flyers are 1-8-0 in the last nine 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 2-5-1 in the last eight 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. Bernie Parent made 30 saves to 22 by Gump Worsley.
  • 1968 -- January 11 -- Despite 32 saves from Bernie Parent, Montreal won 4-2 in Philadelphia led by Bobby Rousseau's three assists in the second period.
  • 1968 -- February 7 -- Jacques Lemaire had three assists in Montreal's 4-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 28 saves to 18 by Gump Worsley.
  • 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. The second-year Flyers beat Toronto and Montreal on consecutive nights.
  • 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 -- 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.
  • 1969 -- October 19 -- Jean-Guy Gendron scored with 1:01 to play in a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. Bernie Parent made 37 saves in a stellar outing; only a Marc Tardif shot with under nine minutes remaining beat him.
  • 1969 -- November 6 -- Rogie Vachon made 34 saves and Montreal scored three third period goals in a 4-1 win in Philly.
  • 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 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 -- 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, including two within eight seconds (second time in team history), to take a 4-1 lead into the last period. Four Flyers had multiple points in the second period led by Serge Bernier's three (1-2-3).
  • 1971 -- March 24 -- Montreal won 5-3 at home led by Yvon Cournoyer's two goals and Rogie Vachon's 33 saves. Cournoyer's second goal came 15 seconds after John Ferguson put Montreal on top 2-1.
  • 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.
  • 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 -- 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.
  • 1972 -- December 3 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice in the final 1:19 to secure the Flyers' 5-2 home win. Clarke scored a key goal with 1:19 to play before adding an ENG. Michel Belhumeur made 28 saves for the win. Michel Plasse made 33 saves in the defeat.
  • 1973 -- January 20 -- Bobby Taylor stopped 25 of 27 shots in the first period and held the Flyers in the game but Montreal eventually won 6-3 at home by scoring the game's last four goals. The Flyers led 3-2 in the second period. Guy Lafleur had (2-1-3) points. Rick MacLeish scored both Flyers' goals. Montreal outshot Philly 46-25, 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 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, 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 battled 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 -- The teams played to a 4-4 tie in Philly. Guy Lafleur and Pete Mahovlich each had three points for the Habs. Bill Flett scored his 40th for Philly. Ken Dryden (35 saves) and Doug Favell (34 saves) were the goalies.
  • 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 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. 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 the Spectrum.
  • 1974 -- January 7 -- Wayne Thomas made 34 saves in Montreal's 2-1 home win.
  • 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 -- 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.

1975-1979:
  • 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. 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 increased his hot scoring streak to 26 points (13-13-26) over the last 12 games. The Flyers outshot Montreal 35-20. Ross Lonsberry had the GWG.
  • 1975 -- September 21 -- A preseason game that was suspended with 1:15 remaining by referee Bruce Hood due to 332 PIMs and 15 game misconducts among many fights in a brawl that started with a Bobby Clarke-Doug Risebrough confrontation.
  • 1975 -- October 18 -- Wayne Stephenson made 32 saves for the Flyers in a 2-2 tie in the Forum. Gary Dornhoefer scored with 4:22 remaining to even the score. Ed Van Impe had hernia surgery October 22 and missed the next 15 games.
  • 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 the Canadiens rallied from a 2-0 hole at the 3:09 mark to win 5-3 at home. Bill Barber scored 12 seconds into the game. Yvon Lambert had three points.
  • 1976 -- February 15 -- The Flyers took 41 shots in a 2-1 win. Larry Goodenough scored in the opening minute of the second period to tie the game 1-1 then Bill Barber netted the GWG 14 seconds into the third period. Ken Dryden made 39 saves in a defeat. Wayne Stephenson made 28 saves for the victory. 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 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 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DgMC6As-bw . 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 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKd4HJNSbQg . 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.


    Maurice Richard presents the Hart Trophy to Bobby Clarke at the annual National Hockey League awards dinner.

  • 1976 -- October 14 -- In the first meeting since the Stanley Cup Finals, Montreal won 7-1 in the Spectrum. Bob Gainey 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 large Montreal advantage of 19-3 (55-27 in the game), but after seven goals were scored in the second period, the Habs scored three in the third period.
  • 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 scored twice and Ken Dryden made 25 saves in Montreal's 5-2 home win.
  • 1977 -- December 18 -- Ken Dryden made 22 saves in Montreal's 2-0 win in the Spectrum. Steve Shutt scored a first period PPG. The second score came via an ENG. Paul Holmgren had 13 of the Flyers' 17 PIMs, including a fight with Rick Chartraw. Flyers' Chairman Ed Snider confronted referee Bob Myers inear the dressing rooms after the game.
  • 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 and was the only goal of the third period. 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.
  • 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 Canadiens 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 in Montreal's 3-0 home win. Jacques Lemaire added an ENG. Ken Dryden made 21 stops.
  • 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 -- 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 road win in Philly.
  • 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. Bill Barber had the first two goals of the game. Montreal improved to 13-0-4 in their last 17 games against the Flyers and held an all-time record of 41-14-13 in 68 reguar season and playoff games.
  • 1979 -- November 3 -- The Flyers exploded for four third period goals en route to snapping an 0-13-4 (including the POs) skid in this series with a 5-3 win in Montreal. Bill Barber and Reggie Leach scored third period goals after Marc Napier tied it 3-3. Barber, Leach and Norm Barnes each had a goal and an assist. Philly outshot Montreal 40-27 including 19-5 in the third period. The last Flyers' win in Montreal came in November, 1974.

1980-1984:
  • 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 byt the Habs scored twice in 25 seconds to take the lead for good.
  • 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 in an eventual 4-2 win 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 and Rick Wamsley made 33 saves in Montreal's 2-1 victory. Rick St. Croix made 30 saves in the loss.
  • 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 -- 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; he returned to the lineup after missing the prior two games due to a concussion
  • 1983 -- October 8 -- The Flyers won consecutive games in this series for the first time as Glen Cochrane (1-2-3) paced the team in a 6-3 win at 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. The Flyers won the last three games in this series, a team first.
  • 1984 -- February 2 --Darryl Sittler scored his second goal of the game with 5:06 left in a 2-2 deadlock in the Spectrum. Richard Sevigny made 36 saves for Montreal. Ryan Walter assisted on both Habs' goals.
  • 1984 -- October 1 -- Ron Hextall made his NHL debut in a 2-1 preseason loss at Montreal.
  • 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 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.
  • 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).
  • 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) had four points and Brian Hayward made 24 saves in Montreal's 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 Nalund (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 Jean Jacques Daigneault throughout the series.


  • 1987 -- October 8 -- In the season opener, the teams played to a 2-2 tie in Philly. Claude Lemieux tied the game with 3:19 remaining. Patrick Roy faced Mark Laforest in goal.
  • 1987 -- November 7 -- Mike McPhee and Stephane Richer both had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 5-4 home win.
  • 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 J.J. Daigneault was sent to Montreal 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 (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. Bobby Smith and Dave Poulin hooked up in a fray with 30 seconds remaining in the second period.
  • 1989 -- February 17 -- Shayne Corson (2-1-3) and Eric Desjardins (0-3-3) 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. 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 -- The Flyers annihilated Montreal 9-2 as Mark Recchi (1-4-5), Kevin Dineen (3-0-3), Garry Galley (1-3-4) and Tommy Soderstrom (33 saves) led the win in Philly. The Flyers scored six times in the second period, three 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 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.

  • 1994 -- March 12 -- Montreal's Vincent Damphousse scored with 1:16 to play and the teams skated to a 4-4 OT tie at Montreal. 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 but the Flyers got a pair of goals in the final 1:55 of the middle period to draw even. 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:
  • 1995 -- January 29 -- Ron Hextall made 30 saves in a 2-2 tie in Montreal. The two goals that beat him 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 -- Philly won 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 clashed and later Chris Therien and J.J. Daigneault fought. Video -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhgK9KMJVp0
  • 1995 -- March 20 -- Eric Lindros (3-1-4) had a hat trick and John LeClair a pair of goals off Patrick Roy in Philadelphia'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. 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.
  • 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. Philly led 4-0 after one period and 6-0 at 26:06. Patrik Juhlin, Rod Brind'Amour and John LeClair each had three (1-2-3) points. 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. Mark Recchi scored Montreal's only goal. Shawn Antoski had a heated fight with Donald Brashear. Eric Lindros checked Saku Koivu and drew blood; later, Stephane Quintal started a fight with Lindros but was ejected because he was wearing tape on his hands and cut Lindros over the left eye. Lyle Odelein also squared off with Lindros and picked up a 10-minute misconduct.

  • 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 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 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXZzPR_HeHc . Shawn Antoski and Chris Murray also dueled -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlVpdvDkZrs 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.
  • 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 -- http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?...id=phi-home-dl
  • 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 (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. 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 -- 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) dominated the contest won by the Flyers, 9-5. 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. The Flyers led 6-5 with about five minutes to play. Philly outshot the Habs 44-29. Tomas Vokoun started and gave up four first period goals before being replaced by Jose Theodore the rest of the game.
  • 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 had 17 goals and seven assists in 12 career games against Montreal at this stage. 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 -- 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 as part of a double game misconduct for a fight with Craig Rivet ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqMlaSejta8 ) who was given a game misconduct. Luke Richardson and Stephane Quintal also fought and were ejected ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuXJvzEG89M ).
  • 1998 -- January 14 -- The Flyers' Petr Svoboda (1-2-3) had three points and both teams scored in each period in a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia. Brian Savage tied the score one minute about 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 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwvyah2DC8I
  • 1998 -- September 23 -- John LeClair (2-1-3) and Eric Lindros (1-3-4) led the Flyers to a 7-1 preseason win at Montreal. The Flyers held a 40-14 shots margin.
  • 1998 -- November 9 -- The Flyers outshot the Habs 31-19 but went 0-for-7 on the PP and dropped a 5-1 decision in Montreal. The Canadiens 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 -- 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.
    his former club.

  • 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 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.

2000-2004:
  • 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'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 -- 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 -- Jose Theodore (29 saves) and Oleg Petrov (1-1-2) led the Canadiens to a 3-2 victory in Philadelphia. 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 game was decided by special teams as the Habs went 2-for-4 while the Flyers were 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)'s OT goal lifted Montreal to 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 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. Doug Gilmour and Yanic Perreault combined to win 25 of 33 faceoffs. The game just five minor penalties.
  • 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 in Montreal. 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 went on to a 4-1 win at home. Michal Handzus had two points, including the insurance goal, and was a +3. Eric Desjardins was a +3 and had six shots. The Flyers held a 41-17 shot advantage including 29-10 after two periods. Montreal's Jeff Hackett made 37 saves.

  • 2003 -- October 27 -- The Flyers recorded a 5-0 shutout in Philadelphia behind the goaltending of Robert Esche who made 20 saves. This was just the second time a Flyers' goalie registered a regular season shutout win at home in this series (Bernie Parent had the other; Tommy Soderstrom was in a scoreless tie). Philadelphia outshot Montreal 39-20, including 25-8 in the last two periods. Simon Gagne had the GWG early in the first period.
  • 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. 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 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 21 -- Montreal recorded a 4-2 home win aided by two PPGs in a span of 1:09 in the first period amid four consecutive minors called against the Flyers in just over six minutes. Philly 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. Mike Richards-Alex 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 --Andrei Kostitsyn's PPG and Carey Price's first NHL shutout liften Montreal to a 1-0 home win. Price made 34 saves. 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 the Canadiens' 5-3 win in Philadelphia. It was the Flyers' seventh straight loss.
  • 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's second goal of the game finished the scoring (ENG) with two seconds to play. 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 goal of 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 -- Montreal scored four goals in the third-period 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.
  • 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 -- Montreal led 3-0 at the 15:26 mark en route to a 5-2 home win. Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves. 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 -- Montreal overcame an early 2-0 deficit en route to a 4-3 OT win in Philadelphia when Mathieu Schneider scored a PPG 3:21 into the extra period. The Flyers scored 28 seconds into the game and made it 2-0 at 8:14. The Canadiens then erupted for three goals in the final four minutes of the opening period including the first two in 13 seconds. Antero Niittymaki made 32 saves but surrendered the three goals in a span of 2:04 and the Habs led 3-2 after one. Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 of 38 shots including 17-for-18 in the second period when the Flyers out-shot Montreal 18-5. The Flyers went 0-for-8 on the PP. 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." In regular season play, the Canadiens improved to 9-1 in the last 10 games and won in Philly for the sixth straight time in this series.
  • 2009 -- December 7 at Montreal 7:30 PM
  • 2010 -- February 12 at Philadelphia 6:00 PM
  • 2010 -- February 13 at Montreal 7:00 PM
  • 2010 -- April 2 at Philadelphia 7:00 PM


FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
  • Sun Mar 1, 2009 -- Flyers at Devils -- 1:00 PM
  • Tue Mar 3, 2009 -- Flyers at Bruins -- 7:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 5, 2009 -- Flames at Flyers -- 7:00 PM
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Awesome music choice.

Kinda hoping Briere plays and lights it up against the Ole ****ers.

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Awesome music choice.

Kinda hoping Briere plays and lights it up against the Ole ****ers.
Ill be there and will be sure to start a mock Ole chant if we get up.

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Big game against a struggling team. We got to keep up the winning ways.

I really hope Timonen plays. I'm sick of this flu epidemic (a bit ironic)

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damn Iwas hoping to see the official MSE lines with Briere in them. Would strike fear in any fan reading your GTD!


Im not TOO optomistic about Briere though. If they are waiting till the morning skate, they dont know enough for him to play IMO. I know they had the day off today, still kind of worrisome. Id rather have a Broduer situation where he says hes been ready for the past week...

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Holly F(*&& talk about a GDT lol

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Big game against a struggling team. We got to keep up the winning ways.

I really hope Timonen plays. I'm sick of this flu epidemic (a bit ironic)
They're not struggling as bad as they were. They won two, and have points in 4 of 6.

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Great job MSE, and a great music choice!

If the Flyers can only have one of Timonen or Briere, I hope it's Timonen. But I really want to see Briere out there.

LET'S GO FLYERS!

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Great GDt man. I love that pre-game fight.
Lets go flyersssssss I will be watching this not at home. Not gonna lie, our upcoming schedule scares me.
We neeeed points now.
Thanks MSE.

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gotta put this up



I love this video. pause it at 2:32, the reaction of the woman in the upper right hand corner HAHA


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We need a win here, we got a brutal couple weeks ahead of us. Somehow this is one of our weakest opponents for a while.

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gotta put this up



I love this video. pause it at 2:32, the reaction of the woman in the upper right hand corner HAHA
Great Video!

Loved the ending. "Yo! the Canadians ****ing SUCK!!"

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Really looking forward to this game as I was the Caps game a while back. Good to play our playoff "rivals" from last year.

Also...Briere! Hope he plays!

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Nicely done as always.

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the habs

They are giving up a ton of shots. The power play got a boost with Schneider. The flyers have to play smart hard game. The Habs speed on flyers d might be a problem. Carter and Richards usually play well against habs.

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I never realized Plekanic was so cheap, apparently he has a thing for slew footing people, even got suspended for it earlier in the season

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Beautiful GDT, love the music, well done as always MSE...


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Bring the pain...

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Let's help the Habs miss the playoffs....

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ill be at the game tonight as well! Lets Go Flyers!

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This is important game for philly as it leads into Critical game Sunday against devs. We need to exorcise devils as philly still plays in awe against that team.

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I hope Briere doesn't have any set backs.

I want to see all of our French Canadians light up the Habs.

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Let's go Flyers!
Let's beat the crap outta them


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They're not struggling as bad as they were. They won two, and have points in 4 of 6.
Yea and Halak just got a SO in his last start. And like the other poster said they have gotten a "boost" from the recent acquisition...I think they were 7 for 12 the last time I saw. Thats much more than a boost lol. HAVE TO STAY OUT OF THE BOX. That means you Hartnell and you Coburn! Every ****ing game with these two...

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welcome back danny briere!

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Laraque will be in the lineup tonight and will be trying to prove his worth to his coach.
You can expect him to be laying the body on our D, that being said if we can stick to not making stupid mistakes and bad defensive turnovers, we'll win.
Stick to the plan boys, and wear down their D.

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