NHL

more stats

NHL Game Summary - Philadelphia at Montreal



(Saturday, October 5th)

Final Score: Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Gionta, Rene Bourque, Brendan Gallagher and Lars Eller each picked up a goal and one assist, as Montreal sent down Philadelphia, 4-1, from Bell Centre.

Alex Galchenyuk chipped in two helpers and Carey Price provided 22 stops for the Canadiens, who snapped back to attention following a season-opening 4-3 home loss to rival Toronto on Tuesday.

Vincent Lecavalier's third-period goal was all the offense for the Flyers, who have been outscored by a 7-2 margin in dropping their first two games of the year.

"The first two periods, we got going during 5-on-5 but it only lasted two and three minutes, and then the penalty killers were back on the ice," said Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette about his club giving up nine power-play chances. "We lost our composure during the last part of the game and it unraveled from there."

Ray Emery's first start with the club since February of 2010 ended with a 30- save defeat.

The hosts assumed a 2-0 edge on the first shift of the third period. Gallagher fired wide on a chance from the slot, then the puck caromed off the back boards for Eller's successful backhander -- which deflected off the skate of Philly defender Andrej Meszaros -- from a sharp angle along the goal line at the right wing at the 12-second mark.

"Obviously, we're down a goal, so it was a big one for them," Lecavalier said. We were in the box a lot, too much, and it broke our momentum from the beginning. It was a tough night overall."

Montreal later had 59 seconds of two-man advantage at its disposal, and a potential third goal on a blast from reigning Norris Trophy winner PK Subban was waved off and ruled to have gone through the netting on the left side behind the post.

Seconds later, after a conference of all four officials determined the faceoff should stay in the Flyers' zone, it was a 3-0 lead as Gallagher tapped in a a Galchenyuk dish inside the crease.

"It's a matter of more experience and learning to handle yourself out there," Eller admitted. "A lot of things coming together, but puck pursuit is big, even when we don't have the puck. About giving them less time to make a pass, and forcing them to make bad ones."

Lecavalier finally broke through with 10:47 on the clock with a shot from along the goal line, but Bourque rifled home a Gionta feed from the edge of the left circle on a power play to seal it with 57 seconds to play.

Montreal failed to click on the game's first two power plays, including a brief 5-on-3. Nonetheless, the Habs struck first, as Gionta beat Mark Streit to a puck at the left post and slammed it home with 8:10 played.

"It was good to get the first goal. Our line moved around with slick passes. I guess we rely on pursuit in the opponents' end and it paid off, said Gionta.

Price made eight saves in a scoreless second period, none better than flashing his left pad to stop a short-handed chance by Claude Giroux in the final two minutes. The Philadelphia captain pulled the puck through a Habs defender and squeezed off a backhander on the left side.

Game Notes

Montreal has won seven of its last 12 home dates with Philadelphia ... Ex- Flyer and current Canadiens forward Danny Briere finished with no points, no shots on goal and two minor penalties in 13;56 of ice time in his first game against his former club ... Emery's last game in orange and black was a 3-0 win at Calgary on Feb. 1, 2010, before a hip injury and subsequent surgery ended his season ... Saturday's loss was Emery's first as a Flyers netminder since a 4-3 defeat against the Atlanta Thrashers on Jan. 28, 2010 and first on the road since Jan. 17, 2010, a 5-3 setback in Washington ... The Habs played without forward Max Pacioretty, who is suffering from a left wrist injury ... Philly forward Zac Rinaldo participated in his 100th career game.

10/06 00:09:31 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Lindholm, Canes win third straight, top Sharks 5-3 25
Muller: No word from management on job status

Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller says he has not been told by management if he will keep his job.

Related Stories

Schedule

Sunday, April 20Full Scoreboard
Philadelphia «4Final | Box
NY Rangers2Rink Replay
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Series tied, 1-1.
Detroit1Final | Box
Boston «4Rink Replay
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Series tied, 1-1.
Tampa Bay2Final | Box
Montreal «3Rink Replay
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Three. Montreal leads series, 3-0.
Los Angeles2Final | Box
San Jose «7Rink Replay
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. San Jose leads series, 2-0.
Full Scoreboard

Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR: Toyota Owner's 400 from Richmond

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on FOX50

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls at Norfolk

    Tonight at 7:00 on 620am

  • MiLB: Bulls at Charlotte

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 620am

  • MiLB: Bulls at Charlotte

    Wednesday at 11:05 am on 620am

  • MLB: LA Angels at NY Yankees

    Saturday at 1:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
11:05am Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
1st OT
HOU 116
POR 116
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
Final
SJS 7
LOS 2
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR