In a game that had a little something for everybody, the Flyers secured another 2 points at home as they prepared to take on their last opponent before the Olympic break. The scoring got started in the first period by a weird play in which Scott Hartnell was hacking away at Carey Price for a loose puck and wound up moving him into the net with his stick as Jeff Carter knocked the loose puck home. The Flyers came out in the 2nd period and scored another two quick goals to take a commanding lead. First one being by Carter again with a slap shot (rarely done) from the point after he rotated back, and the second being a shot by Matt Carle that deflected off of traffic in front courtesy of Aaron Asham. The Flyers were seemingly firing on all cylinders in the first two periods and they did a stout job of keeping the puck out of their own zone.
In the third period they let two early goals get the Canadiens back in the game before the Canadiens took 3 consecutive tripping penalties to give the Flyers ample powerplay time. Carey Price stopped them all, and preserved a chance for the Habs to get back in it even though they lost most of their momentum after being penalize so many times in a short span. Then on an aggressive forecheck by Darroll Powe, he sent Spacek face first into the boards and got a 5 minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.
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