Game 6 update: The Flyers won 3-2 on three goals between Ivan Provorov, Kevin Hayes, and Michael Raffl.
Game 5 update: The Canadiens won 5-3 with Joel Armia scoring two goals and Montreal overcoming Philadelphia scoring three power play goals.
Game 4 update: The Flyers won 2-0 as Carter Hart stopped all 29 shots he faced and Michael Raffl and Philippe Myers each scored a goal.
Game 3 update: The Flyers won 1-0 as Carter Hart stopped all 23 shots he faced.
Game 2 update: The Canadiens won 5-0. Tomas Tatar and Jesperi Kotkaniemi each scored two goals and Carey Price had 30 saves.
Game 1 update: The Flyers beat the Canadiens 2-1 behind 27 saves from goaltender Carter Hart.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs have arrived! The puck drops for the first round of the playoffs on August 12th, and while it might be four months later than expected, it’s better than nothing!
The NHL wrapped up the qualifying round over the weekend and we have the bracket set for the playoffs. The Philadelphia Flyers claimed the top seed in the Eastern Conference in round robin play, while the Montreal Canadiens stunned the Pittsburgh Penguins in the qualifying round to claim the No. 8 seed.
The Flyers finished second in the Metropolitan Division and had the fourth best record entering round robin play. The Flyers swept through their three games, beating the Bruins 4-1, the Capitals 3-1, and the Lightning 4-1. Carter Hart started two games in goal and gave up one goal per game. Brian Elliott got one start, but Hart will be starting when the series opens.
The Canadians were the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference qualifying round. They were nine games under .500 when play was suspended in March and facing the 5th seeded Pittsburgh Penguins, who were expected to make some noise after getting healthy. Instead, Montreal dispatched them in short order, winning the series 3-1. Carey Price led the league with a .947 save percentage while giving up 1.67 goals per game.
Below is a full rundown of the Flyers-Canadiens series and how to watch it. The NBC games are all available at NBCSports.com/live. The Flyers win the series 4-2.
Flyers vs. Canadiens series info
Game 1: Flyers 2, Canadiens 1
Game 2: Canadiens 5, Flyers 0
Game 3: Flyers 1, Canadiens 0
Game 4: Flyers 2, Canadiens 0
Game 5: Canadiens 5, Flyers 3
Game 6: Flyers 3, Canadiens 2