Sunday, February 17, 2013

Habs Win Third Straight Over Philly, Bournival's Hat-Trick And More...

Good Morning Addicts!



Habs' Brendan Gallagher battles with Flyers' defenseman
Luke Schenn in last night's 4-1 win.
 The Canadiens outplayed a tired Flyers team for 60 minutes on their way to a 4-1 win. And with that win, the Habs have indeed balanced out their three game skid earlier in the month and leap frogged over the Bruins to sit atop the Northeast Division. Sure, Boston may have two games in hand but that's no reason to ignore the fact that Habs have come to play in this shortened 2013 season.

Peter Budaj earned his first win of the season playing in his first home game after losing his first two starts on the road. The win could prove to have been costly as Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty each left the game with upper body injuries.

Gallagher, who earned the game's first star with a goal and an assist, was hit hard from behind by Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn. Pacioretty, who is still in search of his first goal, was hauled down by Philly defender Kimmo Timonen and crashed into the post.

More information on the extent of the injuries is expected after the team practices at noon today.


Habs and Hockey News

- Michael Bournival earned a hat-trick for the Hamilton Bulldogs last night scoring all three goals in the third period in the Bulldog's 4-2 win over the Houston Aeros.

- Here's Andrew Berkshire's fifth edition of the Canadiens Prospect Roundup.

- And with Rene Bourque's great start to the season, I thought I would pull a little something I wrote out of the MontrealhockeyTalk.com archives from last January.

(Photo by Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

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