Montréal Canadiens and the Phildelphia Flyers may have been down in their series but they will not lay down and let their season come to an end.
Flyers were up 1-0 over the Bostom Bruins tonight when goalie Brian Boucher twisted to make a save and had both teammate Ryan Parent and Bruin Marioslav Satan fall on top of him. The incident lead to Boucher throw off his blocker (which made it impressivly almost to the neutral zone) and grab his left leg. After laying on the ice for several minutes he was helped off the ice by teammate Chris Pronger and game back up Michael Leighton came into the game. Leighton had missed the past 21 games after suffering from an injury himself.
Leighton went on to stonewall the Bruins to allow the Flyers to win the game 4-0 marking only the second time in history that a goalie pair has shared a shutout on a playoff game. The only other time was back in 1955 when Charlie Hodge and Jacques Plante lead Montreal to a 2-0 victory over Boston. Will we see another "History will be made...
video thanks to the Bruins? I'm sure of it.
As for the Canadiens. Wow. There was nothing gentle about the game at the Bell Center tonight in Montreal.
The Canadiens have managed to take a second straight series to 7 games in which they have been looked at as the underdogs. Maybe it is time to take the Habs serious. After all of the injureied the team has suffered not even though the playoffs and the regular season but started in the pre season. All season they were looked at as being too small. Guess it goes to show - it really isn't about the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.
By the way - where the heck have Ville Leino and Scott Hartnell been hiding?