The Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-5) ventured to Montreal to take on the reeling Canadiens (7-21-3) in a Thursday evening battle.
In what played out as a goaltender battle, Montreal snapped their seven game losing streak when Jonathan Drouin put one past Carter Hart in the shootout.
To The Action
Montreal seized a 1-0 lead with 5:20 gone when Artturi Lehkonen converted a set up from Alexander Romanov and Brett Kulak for his fourth of the season.
Max Willman picked up goal number two from.Kevin Hayes and James Van Riemsdyk.
Rookie, Jackson Cates pushed the score to 2-1 Philly with his first career NHL marker. Patrick Brown and got the helper.
Things Looking Good for Philly
It appeared as such but, with a little over six minutes to play, Laurent Dauphin got things even at 2-2.
Neither team could light the lamp for the remainder of regulation and the overtime.
Off to the dreaded shootout and Drouin was the only player to hit paydirt.
Dis and Dat
Carter Hart turned aside 38 of 40 Montreal shots while Cayden Primeau, son of former Flyer, Keith, had 36 stops to preserve the victory.
The face off battle went the way of Philadelphia,30-20 with Sean Couturier coming away with 11 of the 18 he took.
Claude Giroux was outstanding, winning 10 of 13.
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The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
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A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.