Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1

Saturday, October 5, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 0-2-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 L2
Montreal 1-1-0-0 1-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 W1


Canadiens 4, Flyers 1: Brendan Gallagher, Lars Eller and captain Brian Gionta each had a goal and assist to power host Montreal to its first victory.

Carey Price turned aside 22 shots to beat Philadelphia for only the second time in his last nine starts and ensure the Canadiens would not lose their first two games for the first time in 13 years.

Rene Bourque added a power-play tally with 57 seconds remaining in the third period and Alex Galchenyuk collected a pair of assists for Montreal, which had lost five of its previous six games against the Flyers.

Vincent Lecavalier prevented a shutout with a power-play tally just before the midway point of the third period and Ray Emery made 30 saves in his season debut for Philadelphia.

Gionta's tally at 8:10 of the opening period was the only goal through the opening two periods but the red-hot Eller notched his third goal 12 seconds into the third, backhanding a rebound off the boards past Emery for a 2-0 edge. Gallagher extended the lead with the man-advantage at the five-minute mark, tapping in a pass from Galchenyuk moments after the Canadiens appeared to score when reigning Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban's shot went through the side of the net.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The line of Eller, Galchenyuk, Gallagher has produced five goals and six assists in the opening two games. ... RW Matt Read appeared to tie the game for the Flyers late in the first period, but the goal was waved off immediately even though Price lost control of the puck. ... Canadiens F Max Pacioretty (arm), the team's scoring leader last season, sat out the game and was replaced by LW Michael Bournival, who made his NHL debut.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Montreal
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Points Rene Bourque 2
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Goals Rene Bourque 1
Brayden Schenn 1 Assists Alex Galchenyuk 2
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Power Play Goals Rene Bourque 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ray Emery .882 Save Percentage Carey Price .957
Ray Emery 30 Saves Carey Price 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 23 1 1-5 7-9 32 40
Montreal 34 4 2-9 4-5 24 38

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Calgary. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Flyers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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