Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Flyers Earn Date With Habs In Round 2

The Flyers were able to defeat the Caps with the aid of overtime thanks to Joffrey Lupul's first of the playoffs to win the game 3-2, and in doing so have earned an Eastern Conference semi-final date with the #1 seed Montreal Canadiens.

Daniel Briere also reserved himself a 2-game minimum appearance for the Bell Centre boo-birds to feast, and I believe this feeding frenzy will far eclipse the Chara session.

The Habs swept away the Flyers in the regular-season this year, outscoring Philadelphia 15-6 in the process.

The last time these two franchises met in the playoffs was in 1989, when Guy Carbonneau and Bob Gainey teamed up to sink the Flyers in six games to advance to the Stanley Cup Final, eventually (and unfortunately) losing to Calgary.

The Habs and Flyers have met in the playoffs 4 times in their history, with Montreal owning a 3-1 record on Philly all-time in the postseason. The Habs won one series in 4 games (1976), one in 5 (1973), and one in 6 (1989); they lost their only series to Philly in 6 games as well, this one back in 1987.

Here is the full schedule for this upcoming series:


Thursday April 24th - Game 1 in MTL
Saturday April 26th - Game 2 in MTL

Monday April 28th - Game 3 in PHI
Wednesday April 30th - Game 4 in PHI

*Saturday May 3rd - Game 5 (if necessary) in MTL

*Sunday May 4th - Game 6 (if necessary) in PHI

*Tuesday May 6th - Game 7 (if necessary) in MTL

All games can be viewed on RDS or CBC.

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