Two tasty teams take to the
ice for a top draw face off! The on form Flyers take on the in form Canadiens
but who’s going to come out on top? The Canadiens are sitting pretty and have
good reason to thump their stuffed Canadian chest after their 7-2 victory over
the Carolina Hurricanes gave them a cool triple of wins.
have also won against big opponents, and in some style; beating the Vancouver
Canucks (0-2) and the Boston Bruins (3-1) before their victory on Saturday
came everywhere…from Tomas Plekanec (who also had three assists) Brian Gionta and Michael Cammalleri who each had a goal and
an assist and Jaroslav Spacek picked up two points for Montreal, including an assist
on Maxim Lapierre's highlight-reel goal 15:34
into the second period.
many goals to mention, and do them all justice.
let’s just mention that Benoit Pouliot who made it a three-goal lead with a
power-play goal late in the second period.
more of the same from the Canadiens on Tuesday night when they face the Flyers.
just kept getting better and better for Montreal,
between the pipes Canadien Carey Price made
27 saves against the Hurricanes.
sad note for Montreal
was Andrei Markov
who went down with what looked like a right knee injury in the third period.
the Sportsbooks think it’ll be all Canadien on Tuesday or will Philadelphia
humble the homesters?
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However the Flyers are no
easy pickings themselves, they have managed 17 out of a possible 18 points over
their last nine games and haven't lost in regulation time for three weeks.
During that Flyers' points
streak, they were averaging an impressive 4.33 goals-per-game.
Depending on what happens
when they meet the Senators on Monday night they could rock up to Montreal with
a TEN GAME STREAK!
Plus looking at recent history
the Flyers had their own one sided contest against the Hurricanes recently and
they went out 8-1winners, so by following this rational to its (illogical
conclusion) the Flyers should win by two clear goals!
The Flyers’ success comes down
to a combination of a thick defence and a coolly aggressive offense which has
give them their 8-0-1 record over the
last nine and put Philadelphia at the top of the Atlantic Division.
Flyers' head coach Peter
Laviolette sees the defence as the key to success, "Well, when you play
good defence you create turnovers and that has to be a key for us…If you look
at teams who have won the Stanley Cup it has to start from defence."
Philadelphia has a short but bothersome list of players on
injured reserve: goaltender Michael Leighton (lower back surgery), defenseman Matt
Walker (right hip surgery) and forward Ian Laperriere (post-concussion
NHL Free Pick: A true
Battle royal, with The Canadiens coming out on top 5-3!