The visiting Montreal Canadiens had a 1-0 lead after one period but the Philadelphia Flyers used a 3-goal second period to take a lead they would never relinquish en route to a 3-1 win on Friday. The Flyers did not have Chris Pronger, Jaromir Jagr or James van Riemsdyk for the game. Apparently, they didn't need them.
Claude Giroux scored two goals with a goal by Jakub Voracek sandwiched in between them. Voracek also got an assist on Giroux's second goal. Giroux's goals were number 12 and 13 on the season. Voracek's goal was his fourth. The power play was not working for either team. Despite nine total power plays (four for Montreal, five for Philadelphia), all four goals in the game were scored at full strength.
Peter Laviolette started Sergei Bobrovsky in net, a move which eventually paid off. After giving up the game's first goal early in the first period, he made 23 consecutive saves.
The Flyers 13-6-3 on the season and are first in the Atlantic Division.