The Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers squared off for Game 2 today at 3p. In the first game, the Flyers won a close one by a score of 2-1.
Before today’s game, it was announced that Head Coach Claude Julien was hospitalized and sent home back to Montreal for a stent in his coronary artery. Assistant Coach Kirk Muller will take over duties for the rest of the series.
Here’s how the two teams would line up for Game 2:
In the first period, the Canadiens jumped to the early lead, scoring just a little over a minute into the game. The goal came from Tomas Tatar, his first goal of the playoffs. Assists on the play came from Brendan Gallagher and Nick Suzuki.
11 minutes later, the Canadiens would double their lead, the goal coming from their sensational rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi. It would be his third goal of the playoffs, assists on the play coming from Jonathan Drouin and Max Domi. The period would end with the Canadiens up 2-0.
In the second period, the Canadiens would once again score early in the period. The goal coming from Tomas Tatar, his second goal of the game. Assists on the play came from Victor Mete and Max Domi, his second point of the game.
Before the end of the period, with about 2 minutes left, the Canadiens would strike again. The goal coming from Joel Armia, his first goal of the playoffs. Assists on the play came from Jake Evans and Alex Belzile. Montreal would take a 4-0 lead heading into the third.
In the third period, the Canadiens would tally one more time. It would take to the halfway point of the period, but the goal would come from Jesperi Kotkaniemi, his second goal of the game and his fourth of the playoffs. Assists on the play came from Max Domi, his third point of the game, and Victor Mete, his second point of the game.
The Canadiens would hold on to the shut out and even up the series. Let’s just say that Gritty is not happy about it.
The next game between these two teams will be on Sunday at 8p.
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