The Flyers and Habs were underway in Philadelphia and it was the home team that made a maor impression on everyone watching. The Flyers did manage to score early, going up 1-0 only four minutes into the game, but it wasn't until the 2nd period before they were able to score often and really put their boot marks into the Canadiens. A 3-goal 2nd period was then follwed by a 2-goal 3rd period and they also had fantastic goaltending from Michael Leighton, as the game finished up as a 6-0 final.
The Canadiens managed to outshoot the Flyers in the game, which has been a negative omen in these playoffs in the past. The Canadiens have done better capitalizing on a pressing team's mistakes, more than creating their own opportunities, one after the other. Jaroslav Halak was not very good as a regular backstop in Game One, allowing 4 goals on 14 shots, while Leighton had to be good for his shutout, making 28 stops in the victory.
There was a pretty good smattering of scoring in this game for the Flyers, with numerous players picking up 2 points in the game. Braydon Coburn gets the honours of being top-billed in this game, scoring the first goal (and eventual winner) and adding an assist in the 2nd period for a 3-point night. Scott Hartnell, James Van Riemsdyk, Matt Carle, Claude Giroux and Daniel Briere all chipped in with 2 points for the poolies on Sunday night.
The 2 points for Briere on Sunday brings his total up to 20 for these playoffs, putting him in a tie for 3rd in pool scoring, but he's now tied with Sidney Crosby, who was eliminated in round two, so he should be able to pass him by series end.