You can’t win hockey games if you don’t score goals.
That point was hammered home for the Canadiens on Saturday night as they dropped a 5-2 decision to the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Centre.
By the time Max Domi found the back of Montreal Canadiens
the net for his 16th goal of the season, the Flyers had taken a 3-0 lead. Montreal outshot the Flyers 11-1 in the first period and had a 35-24 edge at the end of the game, but they had difficulty beating Carter Hart. The 20-year-old rookie outduelled 35-year-old veteran Antti Niemi, whose three-game winning streak came to an end.
The game also marked the end of the Canadiens’ four-game streak as Montreal missed a chance to overtake idle Toronto in the Atlantic Division standings.
After being outplayed by a wide margin in the first period, the Flyers came back late in the second period and scored two goals in a 1:34 span to take a 2-0 lead.