Game 4 Notes:
Ian Laperrière, who has been injured with a brain contusion, plans to be in the line-up for the Flyers. Concussion symptoms being unpredictable, a decision will be made on Saturday. He would provide a boost to Flyers’ penalty-killers against an already struggling Canadiens’ power-play.
Continuing with the injury report, Flyers forward Jeff Carter is skating but will not be in the line-up on Saturday.
Montreal recording sensation Nikki Yanofsky will be singing the US and Canadian anthems. Nikki is a enthusiastic Habs’ fan and should provide inspiration to the team and energy to the Bell Centre.
Keep an eye on both the Canadiens and the referees to see if the Flyers Friday media offensive was successful. Peter Laviolette and Flyers’ players complained about missed calls in Thursday’s game. Mike Richards whined about the Canadiens using their number one power-play unit at the end of the game.
“I’m not sure what they were trying to do,” said Richards. “Obviously, score is the first thing. Maybe stick it to us a little bit because we were running around a bit. But karma sometimes comes back to you, too, at some point. Hopefully, we can use that bitter taste in the mouth from them trying to do that and channel it into energy that we can use in a positive way.”
It will also be interesting to see if Daniel Carcillo makes good on promises to retaliate for Canadiens’ players who disrespected him notably Mike Cammalleri. If Carcillo decides that he has a different mission than playing hockey, it could play to the advantage of the Habs. Carcillo and Scott Gomez lead their respective teams in playoff penalty minutes.
ECF Game 3 review via All Habs OUT LOUD (audio clip) is here:
Flyers-Canadiens: Speed Kills
Anakin Slayde’s Feels Like ’93 (2010 version) is here:
Feels Like ’93
The Cheese of Philadelphia song parody by Daniel Iorio can be found here:
The Cheese of Philadelphia