Stanley Cup Finals Game #3
Montreal Canadiens @ Philadelphia Flyers
So far in the postseason Montreal is 2-for-2 in game three's while the Flyers are 1-and-1 and for this game netminder Vachon was handed his second start of the postseason to try and jump start the Canadiens in the series.
With three goals in the game Philadelphia's Rochefort (10) takes over the scoring lead with seventeen points. His first two tallies came in the opening period with 1:08 and 1:08 left; Lacroix picking up his first playoff point by assisting on the second. Montreal scored through Lapierriere (2) on the powerplay midway through the frame and tied it up early in the second as H Richard (1) scored the first of his three points on the night.
Duff (6) scored his fifth powerplay goal of these playoffs to make it 3-3 with JC Tremblay earning his third assist of the game after the Flyers restored their lead on Miszuk's (3) first of the series, and the teams remained locked together after regulation as H Richard (2) and Rochefort exchanged goals in the third period to take them into overtime in back-to-back games.
While the regulation periods saw both teams playing an even game, albeit with Philadelphia taking a 34-26 advantage in shots into OT, the Canadiens had almost total control of the extra frame and on their tenth shot in less than five minutes Montreal took their fourth overtime victory in six attempts, with Philadelphia holding a 2-2 record in OT, to halve the Flyers series lead to 2-1. H Richard was again instrumental as it was his pass that Redmond (3) turned home for the game-winner.
MON Vachon (1-1 .884 4.00) 33/37, Powerplay 2/4
PHI Parent (7-5 .906 2.83) 31/36, Powerplay 0/0
PHI Rochefort (8) Van Impe 1:08
MON PPG Laperriere (2) backstrom, JC Tremblay 10:49
PHI Rocheforst (9) J Johnson, Lacroix 18:52
MON H Richard (1) JC Tremblay 4:50
PHI Miszuk (3) Angotti, Selby 5:25
MON PPG Duff (6) JC Tremblay 10:26
MON H Richard (2) Grant 3:57
PHI Rochefort (10) Sutherland, Hoekstra 14:16
MON Redmond (3) H Richard, Grant
Philadelphia Flyers leads the best-of-seven game series 2-1