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Canadiens’ Gallagher and Pacioretty leave game against Flyers with ‘upper body injuries’

Feb 16, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT

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The Montreal Canadiens began Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers without the services of goalie Carey Price.

He was out, dealing with a stomach flu. The Canadiens were still victorious by a final score of 4-1, however Montreal could be facing injury trouble to two of its forwards.

Brendan Gallagher left the game in the third period after taking a hit from Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn. Max Pacioretty also left the game and went to the Canadiens dressing room after crashing into the goal post.

The Canadian Press reported that, according to Habs coach Michel Therrien, both players have upper body injuries.

Gallagher, who was put on a line with Pacioretty and David Desharnais, opened the scoring with his fifth goal of the season, and added an assist in the second period.

Pacioretty had a pair of assists.

“[Gallagher] played a great game, and you know what, when you have a good work ethic and you work hard, good things happen to you,” Therrien told NHL.com.

“He seemed to light up that line.”

Habs goalie Peter Budaj, who got the start in place of Price, was tested only 19 times all game. In fact, the Flyers only had 10 shots through 40 minutes of play.

The Canadiens are now atop the Northeast Division, one point ahead of the Boston Bruins.

The Flyers, however, occupy the bottom of the Atlantic Division and are now 2-8-0 on the road.

  1. bobhpine - Feb 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Also not present: a Flyer victory.

    16 games, 6 wins

    38 years, 0 Cups

    But let’s hear about all those playoff apearances…ready…GO!

    • sizzle299 - Feb 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM

      what have YOU ever won in your pathetic life? You must be such a winner, what with being the first to post an anti-Flyer comment after an article that barely mentions the Flyers, and doing it all at 10:13 pm on a Saturday night. Get a life…ready…set….go!!!!

  2. orangeandblack67 - Feb 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Once again a pens fanboy chirping on a post that has nothing to do w/ the team whose bandwagon he desperately wants to be a part of.

    • 2jivecrew - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:12 AM

      Don’t act like you Philthy fans aren’t all over Pens threads when things go wrong for that team.

      Remember when Lavs tried saying G was “the best player in the world”? Yeah, I thought that was cute too.

  3. h0ckeycoach - Feb 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    And Yemelin didn’t finish the game either. Terrible game by the Flyers. 19 shots on net. They have to trade for an offensive d man.

  4. steelers88 - Feb 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    At least I thought the Flyers would win this game with Peter Budaji getting the nod in net. You have to give the Candiens a lot of credit they just out worked out hustled and outplayed the Flyers. Im just wondering when or if the Flyers are going to make a coaching change.

  5. hockeyfan28 - Feb 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Watched a pretty good hockey coach named Ken Hitchcock get off to a similar start a few years back
    and get his walking papers….Lavy the clock is ticking

  6. barkar942 - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    I would be highly surprised if the Flyers change coaches.
    It has been an extremely rough season for injuries to the team.

    • coronakid76 - Feb 17, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      When your team can’t score goals and can’t stop em that isn’t a recipe for success. Lavy can only do so much here. The players have to step up and make themselves accountable. Only reason G and Harts had that great years was because of JAGR….Before he showed up they were just decent players on a good team (not great team). Yeah we are competitive but always missing that 1 or 2 people that could put us over the top. Bad play by Homer and management to not sign him for another 2 years hoping to land an overpriced FA in Weber (and considering they just doled out 6m for Timmo). Half the team is only 2 years into the NHL with not enough Veteran leadership on the offensive side of the puck. D have their mentors but nobody for the rookie wingers. I dont see Briere or Knuble fitting into that role.

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