Monday, April 28, 2008

Habs & Flyers: Game 3 + Lineup News

The Canadiens and Flyers will duke it out in game three tonight, where one of the teams will come away from it all with a 2-1 series lead.

Montreal took game 1 in dramatic fashion, tying the game with under 30 seconds left to play in the third and winning it in OT in just under a minute played.

Game 2 went Philly's way, thanks in large part to a stellar performance by Flyers goalie Martin Biron combined with a weak effort by Habs goalie Carey Price.

Game 2 ended in emoitional fashion, as Tom Kostopoulos nailed Kimmo Timonen with a gloved punch to the face after Timonen was shown laughing at the Habs forward after Philly's 4-2 go ahead goal. The punch cause a huge melee in the Habs zone, and may have set the table for a feisty encounter in Philly tonight. Puck drop goes at 7:08.


- Mathieu Dandenault is slated to be a healthy scratch tonight, and it appears that coach Carbonneau will look to Guillaume Latendresse to fill his spot. Latendresse may figure in on a line with Bryan Smolinski and Tom Kostopoulos.

- Ryan O'Byrne will play again, as Patrice Brisebois coninues to suffer from an unspecified leg injury.

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