The Canadiens have been down 3-1 in a series heading to their opponent’s arena twice already this post-season. One of the teams they were down 3-1 to had even shut them out at home (the Penguins did it in game 3 last round). The question is how long can their luck hold out? I’m sure the Habs will come on strong Monday night in Philadelphia, but I can’t see them coming back from being down 3-1 a third time. Not against this Flyers team. The Canadiens have only scored a goal in one out of their three games against the Flyers. They won that game 5-1 and definitely had a commanding lead, but they need to score enough to win every game for the rest of the series if they’re going to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. They’ve been outscored 14-5 by the Flyers in the series and I think the Flyers are going to end the Canadiens’ streak of series comebacks after being down 3 games to 1.
Until 8:22 in the third period of game three of this series, it seemed like no team would be able to score away from home. The Flyers shut out the Canadiens in their first two games and the Habs were leading 4-0 until Philadelphia scored over eight minutes into the third period. Clearly, the Flyers were not happy with losing game 3 and determined to come away with a different result today. They want to advance to the finals in front of their home crowd and will surely be able to find the necessary energy to face the Canadiens. Will they be the first team to stop the Canadiens from advancing in spite of being down 3-1 in a series? From what I’ve seen, I’d definitely bet on the Flyers ending the Canadiens’ comeback streak. I’m sure all hockey fans will be watching Versus to see what happens Monday night!