The goalkeeper Keith Kinkaid has been assigned in the extension in front of Ivan Provorov (9).
30 November 2019 17h51
Updated at 22: 27
Flyers 4/Canadian 3: the sequence of defeats continues
The Canadian Press
MONTREAL — After three counter-performance, the Canadian has made a small step forward Saturday afternoon. This was, however, not sufficient for the club slows down its slide.
Ivan Provorov has settled after 31 seconds to play in overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers won 4-3 at the Bell Centre.
Provorov has cleverly circumvented Max Domi before cutting to the net and beating goalkeeper Keith Kinkaid to the far side.
The Habs has committed fewer turnovers in its last three outings and did not see the train derail. It has, however, received a seventh reverse in a row (0-4-3) for the first time since October of 2017.
“Defensively, we did a much better job,” noted the head coach of the Canadian, Claude Julien.
“We limited their scoring chances and the quality of their chances. At this level, it is a step forward. A point is better than in past games. There are things on which we can build.”
Tomas Tatar scored two goals, while Joel Armia, has also hit the target for the Canadian (11-9-6). Kinkaid was pushed out of 25 throws.
Oskar Lindblom, Kevin Hayes, and Travis Konecny have also moved the ropes for the Flyers (15-7-5). Brian Elliott has made 39 saves.
Armia has allowed the Canadian quickly to offer a cushion of a goal, taking advantage of the generosity of Elliott to open the scoring after just 19 seconds of the game.
The two teams have been relatively conservative during the remainder of the first period. Phillip Danault has escaped to Canada, but has been annoyed by defender Philippe Myers and has not been able to go a manoeuvre much convincing.
At the other end, Morgan Frost, took advantage of a decision doubtful of Victor Mete in the neutral zone to stand alone in front of Kinkaid, who managed the stop.
The game came alive in the second period, when three goals were scored in a span of 1:12. Lindblom was first deflected a shot slightly menacing Justin Braun behind Kinkaid. Tatar gave the lead to the Canadian 27 seconds later, but Hayes has again created equal to 8:59, taking advantage of a lot of space before beating Kinkaid of the enclave.
Danault has amassed a 100th help in career with the Canadian on the order of Tatar.
Elliott has atoned for the bad goal in the beginning of the meeting in frustrating two times Jordan Weal in a numerical advantage late in the second period.
The Flyers have rewarded by taking the lead for the first time in the match after 1:34 of the game in the third period. Konecny completed a beautiful attack with three against two with Claude Giroux and Michael Raffle.
The Habs, however, found one other time in the digital advantage and brought everyone to the square 1:42 later. Tatar took a pass cross-sectional, Nick Suzuki to register his second goal of the evening.
Provorov has finally played the hero in overtime.
The Canadian has lost the services of Mete in the second period. He did not return to the game, by virtue of a lower-body injury.
Recalled the day before the Rocket de Laval, the defender Gustav Olofsson was playing its first game in the NHL since march 29, 2018, when he wore the colors of the Wild of Minnesota.
The Canadian will be back in action as early as Sunday evening, when he will visit the Bruins in Boston. Mete not accompany not the team on this trip.
Echoes of locker room
Keith Kinkaid will would have surrendered in front of Ivan Provorov in extension:
“I have to make a stop in overtime. I cheated a bit on the short side because I thought he was going to aim for the top corner of this side. The guys have played very well in front of me. They bombed (Brian) Elliott, but he has managed large stops. We probably would have had to win in regulation time.”
Nick Suzuki also believes that the Canadian has offered a better performance:
“Our unit’s numerical inferiority has been very good. Five-on-five, we have also had a good game. We have not given a lot of opportunities to score. But we need to find a way to win.”
Tomas Tatar has praised the work of Nick Suzuki on his goal in the third period:
“We discussed this game just before. We knew it was an option and I’m glad it has worked. (Suzuki) has been patient. I think it is more of a passer than a gunslinger. It is very good to make games and succeed in a passing way. I just wanted to find the place to be in the pass line.”