Flyers seize momentum with Game Two win in Montreal

Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:08am EDT
 
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By Robert Melnbardis

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Saturday to even their Eastern Conference semi-final series at 1-1 as the two teams head to Philadelphia.

The Canadiens outshot the Flyers 36-23 and the Habs' powerplay finally seemed to find its spark, but Philadelphia goaltender Martin Biron was sharp facing the barrage and turned aside many scoring chances.

"Sometimes you create the bounces for your side," Biron told reporters.

"The Canadiens are a team that is very strong on the attack. You see them coming -- five red sweaters -- and the puck is being passed from one side to the other."

Philadelphia's R.J. Umberger had two goals, while fellow centers Jeff Carter and Daniel Briere notched one each as the Flyers capitalized on their best chances.

As he had in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss, Umberger opened the scoring with a high wrist shot from the top of the face-off circle at 5:53 that surprised Canadiens goaltender Carey Price.

Philadelphia's Jeff Carter scored his fourth goal of the playoffs just over two minutes later on a Flyers' powerplay, again catching Price high on the glove side.

RESTORED ADVANTAGE   Continued...

 
<p>Philadelphia Flyers R.J. Umberger hugs goalie Martin Biron after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semi-final in Montreal, April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>