Stanley Cup Finals Game #6
Montreal Canadiens @ Philadelphia Flyers
It took them three chances to see out the series against the Penguins and, in another game six scenario, Philadelphia and their hometown fans felt good after the first period as the Flyers held a 2-1 lead thanks to goals from LaForge (5) for his first in eight games and Miszuk (4) for his second point of the night. Montreal got on the board in between when Beliveau (12) scored his second in as many games, but it was a period that belonged to the Flyers as they out-shot their opponents 14-5.
A more defensive and even second period saw Van Impe fight Montreal's Laperriere again, but there would no more goals scored until 5:14 of the final period when the Canadiens leveled the game through Provost (2) on the powerplay. His first goal since game three of the Leafs series.
In a complete turnaround Montreal enjoyed the lion's share of opportunities in the third frame and they took the lead when Cournoyer (8) scored a few minutes later then game seven was guaranteed when Duff (7) tapped the puck into an empty net as Philadelphia desperately threw everything forward. After blowing a 3-0 series lead twice in the postseason Montreal claim their first game six victory.
MON Worsley (10-8 .900 2.89) 24/26, Powerplay
PHI Parent (8-7 .905 2.80) 24/27, Powerplay
PHI LaForge (5) JC Watson, Miszuk 7:56
MON Beliveau (12) Savard, Rousseau 15:36
PHI Miszuk (4) Sutherland 18:55
FIGHT MON Laperriere vs PHI Van Impe 18:22
MON PPG Provost (2) G Tremblay, Backstrom 5:14
MON Cournoyer (8) Laperriere, JC Tremblay 8:11
MON ENG Duff (7) Lamaire, T Harris 19:00
The best-of-seven series is tied 3-3