The Flyers’ three game winning streak came to a disappointing end on Saturday as they lost to the Canadiens 5-4. The night after the Canadiens allowed 10 goals they were able to contain the Flyers for the most part.
Just over a minute into the game, Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov blasted a shot from the point that beat Neuvirth and gave the Canadiens the 1-0 lead.
The Flyers were able to strike back as Chris Vandevelde beat Carey Price to tie the game at one.
Just four minutes later, Shayne Gostisbehere scored to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead. It wouldn’t last long though as the Canadiens would retake the lead.
Greg Pateryn scored his first goal of the season and just like that we were tied at two. The score remained the same as the first period came to a close.
The second period was almost completely dominated by the Flyers, but they were unable to solve Carey Price.
The lone goal of the 2nd period came with just over two minutes left as Alex Galchenyuk got a nice pass from Alexander Radulov and beat Neuvirth for the 3-2 Canadiens lead.
The Canadiens wasted no time expanding their lead in the 3rd period as just four minutes in, Phillip Danault scored and it was 4-2.
Claude Giroux scored his 3rd goal of the year on the powerplay to cut the lead to 4-3.
Just as it looked like the Flyers were about to tie the game, Tomas Plekanec scored shorthanded and put the Canadiens back up by two.
Travis Konecny scored a late powerplay goal to bring the Flyers back to within one, but it was too late as the Canadiens were able to hold of the Flyers and end their winning streak.
Shayne Gostisbehere: 1 G, 1 A, 3 SOG
Jakub Voracek: 2 A, 2 SOG
10/8: vs. Detroit Red Wings (7:00 PM)