The Philadelphia Flyers took on the Montreal Canadians in game 2 of their first round series. Philadelphia looked to go up two games to nothing in the series.Game 1 saw the Stanley Cup Playoff debut of young goalie Carter Hart. Hart played well in his first playoff outing and had 27 saves in the game.
The first period did not go how the Flyers planned. They gave up 2 Goals on 15 shots and did next to nothing offensively. Philly only manage 3 shots on goal for the first 8 minutes of the period. Furthermore they found themselves shorthanded for most of the time. Six penalties in total were called on the Flyers in the 1st, while the Canadiens on the other hand stayed mostly out of trouble. The score at the end of one was Montreal 2 Philadelphia 0.
The second period started off just as badly for the Flyers, as the first period ended. Hart quickly gave up his 3rd goal of the game, during Montreal’s power play opportunity. Minutes later Philadelphia had a two man advantage but were stifled by Canadiens goalie Carey Price. A deflection off the skate of Shayne Gostisbehere made it 4-0 with less than two minutes to play in the second period, at which point Hart was finally pulled in favor of Brian Elliot. Score after two is Canadiens 4 Flyers 0.
While the Flyers pulled closer to the Canadiens shot total in the third, 23-19 at that point, it didn’t put any points on the board. They remained scoreless halfway through the final twenty minutes. The Canadiens added one more in the period and lead 5-0 with nine minutes left in the game. To add insult to injury (no pun intended) center Travis Konecny left the game with a lower leg injury at about the 7 minute mark. The Canadiens would eventually complete the shut out and tie the series at a game a piece.
Final Score 5-0