Top-seeded ’78-’79 Canadiens Kick Off UNP Semifinal Round w/ 5-1 Win in Game 1 Over 12th-seeded ’74-’75 Philadelphia Flyers

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Doug Jarvis (Photo via Getty Images/NHL)

A little malice in this Game between the top-seeded ’78-’79 Montreal Canadiens and the 12th-seeded ’74-’75 Philadelphia Flyers. The Habs jumped on the Flyers early with a goal from Jacques Lemaire a little over three minutes into the game. Lemaire got a second goal of the opening frame in the final few minutes to give Montreal a 2-0 lead heading into the second period. They outshot Philly 14-8 in the first. Early in the second period, the first of two ejections in the game occurred. Defenseman Gilles Lupien of Montreal cross-checked Philadelphia’s Bill Clement and it was deemed that Lupien intentionally injured Clement. He received a five-minute major for cross-checking and a 10-minute game misconduct.

The Flyers responded later in the second period with a goal from Ross Lonsberry, his fourth of the tournament. Then, with just under three minutes left in the period, Doug Jarvis scored third goal of the tournament to reinstate a two-goal lead for the Habs. The second ejection of the game happened at the 4:33 mark of the third period when Dave Schultz was given a five, ten and a game for cross-checking. Both of the five-minute majors were killed off entirely by the respective shorthanded teams. Late in the third, Montreal put the game on ice with two goals in the final six minutes of the game. Yvon Lambert scored his fourth of the tourney and then just 40 seconds later, Jarvis netted his second of the contest to help close out a 5-1 win for the Canadiens.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#12 ‘74-’75 Flyers 0 1 0 1
#1 ‘78-’79 Canadiens 2 1 2 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘78-’79 MTL – 5   ‘74-’75 PHI – 1   (1-0   ‘78-’79 MTL)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 MTL – 3:13 – MTL: J. Lemaire (5) assisted by S. Shutt (13), S. Savard (2)
  • 2 – 0 MTL – 15:08 – MTL: J. Lemaire (6) assisted by L. Robinson (11), G. Lafleur (21)

 

2nd Period:

  • 1:48 – G. Lupien (MTL) has intentionally injured B. Clement (PHI). Lupien is given a 5-minute major for cross-checking and a 10-minute game misconduct
  • 2 – 1 MTL – 13:13 – PHI: R. Lonsberry (4) assisted by R. MacLeish (4), G. Dornhoefer (4)
  • 3 – 1 MTL – 17:04 – MTL: D. Jarvis (2) assisted by G. Lapointe (13), R. Houle (2)

 

3rd Period:

  • 4:33 – D. Schultz (PHI) is given a 5-minute major for cross-checking and a 10-minute game misconduct
  • 4 – 1 MTL – 14:46 – MTL: Y. Lambert (4) assisted by P. Mondou (11), L. Robinson (12)
  • 5 – 1 MTL – 15:26 – MTL: D. Jarvis (3) assisted by B. Gainey (1), L. Robinson (13)

 

TEAM STATS:

#12 ‘74-’75 Flyers

#1 ‘78-’79 Canadiens

1

Goals

5

34

Shots

41

0/3

PP

0/3

3/3

SH

3/3

0%

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

100%

GWG

J. Lemaire (2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Doug Jarvis (MTL)
  • 2nd Star: Larry Robinson (MTL)
  • 3rd Star: Jacques Lemaire (MTL)

So, the Habs take the early edge of the Flyers and will look to take a 2-0 series lead on Wednesday. Meanwhile, tomorrow night, the other Semifinal matchup will begin with Game 1 between the 6th-seeded ’84-’85 Edmonton Oilers and the 15th-seeded ’00-’01 Colorado Avalanche!

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