The Canadiens trail a playoff series for the first time this year. Down 2-1 for game 4 tonight in Philly.
Despite out shooting the Flyers by 20 shots the Canadiens dropped game 3. The powerplay clicked in the end, but was horrendous in the beginning when it was needed. Combined with some bad bounces, unlucky posts and bad goaltending, the Canadiens played catch up down 2-0 for the third straight game.
Guy Carbonneau is playing a few headgames by keeping his starting goalie a ‘secret’ until game time.
Expect Carey Price to return to the lineup and redeem his poor effort on Monday night.
Other than Martin Biron and their penalty killing unit, the Flyers have not overly impressed in any way. The Canadiens have defeated themselves.
Should the Habs start executing – manage to score first, have decent goaltending and have an average or better powerplay – they should not have any problem getting back into the series.