Sports Talk with Brodes: Trap Game Catches the Flyers against the Habs
The Philadelphia Flyers lose to the Montreal Canadiens in a trap game. Coming off of a 3-1 stretch and winning against the Capitals, Bruins, and Blues, they had an opportunity to beat up on a lesser opponent in the Habs. They failed to do so and their energy level was noticeably different. It wasn't the worst game in the world by any means, but there was about a three minute stretch where the Canadiens scored three goals. One was 18 seconds after the Flyers took the lead thanks to Joel Farabee in the first period. This was a terrible goal for the Flyers to let up since the period was about to end. Two minutes into the second period the Habs scored two goals 11 seconds apart to take a 3-1 lead. Alex Lyon was in net and I wouldn't say they were necessarily his fault, but I don't think he played great either. Carey Price sure did though. In the third, Ilya Kovalchuk scored his second of the night and that put the game out of reach. The Flyers struggled on the powerplay once again. Tomas Tatar and Phillip Danault both had three points each.