In Montreal the Canadians would do just the opposite of what they did in their home opener of the series putting up a performance worth forgetting while putting themselves in a 3-1 whole. In game 3 they came out flying with a barrage of 17 shots in the first period of play while posting 38 total for the game and taking a 5-1 win.
In today's game they only managed to get 17 total shots at Michael Leighton as they were able to only muster a shot on goal in the second. The out come would be a 3-0 loss and down 3-1 in the series. The Canadians will have their backs against the wall yet again, as they did in the pervious two series against the number one seeded Washington Capitals and the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Claude Giroux would open the scoring as well as finish it on his second of the day as he sailed one into the empty net. Chris Pronger would tally an assist on a beautiful pass he threw cross rink to catch Ville Leino in stride for a break away as he was able to sneak it by the stretch out pads of Jarsalov Halek for a 2-0 Flyers lead. Pronger raked up the minutes as well putting a total of 31:07 in. His time, awareness and play making ability were good enough to get him number one star of the game honors.
Game five will head back to Philadelphia where the Flyers will have a chance to close the series out and head to the Stanley Cup Finals.
One game can make a world of a difference and the Flyers know that all too good. If they lose that shoot out the last game of the regular season to the New York Rangers, they are watching the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. If they win one more game they will be playing in the Stanley Cup Finals!
See footage of Game 4 here:http://www.puckvideo.com