Stanley Cup Finals Game #4
Montreal Canadiens @ Philadelphia Flyers
With neither team winning a game four in the playoffs something had to give. Worsley returned in goal for Montreal and his team should have had a first period lead when Backstrom was hauled down shorthanded leaving the referee no choice but to give him a penalty shot. Parent, starting his sixth straight game, was able to deny that opportunity and the other eleven shots Montreal put on him through the opening twenty minutes.
At the other end, Worsley faced just nineteen shots throughout the game (3-9-7) as the teams only generated a combined five scoring chances with the Flyers edging the stat 3-2. After H Richard (3) scored his third goal in two games it was Philadelphia who started to look the more dangerous, out-shooting the Habs nine to eight in the middle period, earning their game-tying goal when Zeidel (1) finished off a slick passing move.
The momentum remained with the hosts in the third frame and, after a very disciplined match, scored the game-winning goal ten minutes from time when Hoekstra (6) grabbed his second of the Finals on Sutherland's second helper of the game.
MON Worsley (8-8 .896 3.06) 17/19, Powerplay 0/0
PHI Parent (8-5 .910 2.69) 23/24, Powerplay 0/3
MON Missed Penalty Shot Backstrom 15:34
MON H Richard (3) Savard, Grant 6:06
PHI Zeidel (1) Sutherland, Van Impe 12:37
PHI Hoekstra (6) JC Watson, Sutherland 10:03
Philadelphia Flyers leads the best-of-seven series 3-1