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Puck luck did not go the way of the Canadiens on Friday night as they deflected multiple shots into their own net which proved to be the difference as they lost 3-2 to Philadelphia, ending their postseason in the process.
The Habs started the game strong but a pair of power play goals allowed in the second put them behind again. However, this time they were able to regain the lead and held on for a 5-3 victory to send the series to a sixth game on Friday.
Puck luck proved costly for the Habs in the opening game of the series and they didn’t get any of it in Game 3 either as they fell 1-0 to the Flyers on Sunday night.
Fresh off their exciting victory over the Penguins, the Habs kicked off the official playoffs against Philadelphia on Wednesday night. They played a good game, but the puck would not bounce their way as Philadelphia took the game 2-1.
After a quick start, the Habs found themselves down by two on Wednesday night. However, a very strong second half of the game led Montreal to a massive 4-3 win to give them a 2-1 lead in the series with a shot at ending it on Friday afternoon.
Finally, for the first time in 140 days, there was a Montreal Canadiens game to watch. The Habs played well at five on five, but special teams held them back in this one. With the power play going 0/6 and allowing two shorthanded goals, the Canadiens dropped their tune-up game by a score of 4-2.
The Habs were looking to get back on track after a rough game on Thursday as they took on the Panthers in Sunrise on Saturday. The shorthanded Habs couldn’t salvage anything from the trip to Florida though, dropping a 4-1 decision.
The Canadiens were looking to build off their win on Saturday by visiting the Islanders for one last time at Barclays Center. After a slow start in the first ten minutes, the Habs poured on the offence and walked away with a 6-2 win.
The Habs were closing out a three-game homestand as they took on the Carolina Hurricanes at the Bell Centre on Saturday. The Habs had a 3-0 lead in the second period, but once again they couldn’t hold onto it. Luckily, a Jeff Petry breakaway goal in overtime gave the Habs a 4-3 win, despite another blown lead.
The Montreal Canadiens were in Ottawa on Saturday night to take on the Senators in the final game before the trade deadline. Max Domi got off to a quick start, collecting two first period goals and the Habs didn’t look back from there as they picked up a nice 3-0 win.