Here's the reaction from our Flyers blog, Broad Street Hockey:
You know what's fun? When the Flyers get emotional, and then they use that emotion to get their opponent completely off their game, and then while said opponent is down, they bash their faces in with three goals in two minutes, 41 seconds.
You know what's awesome? When they do that to the Montreal Canadiens.
The fuse was lit just six seconds into the game when P.K. Subban started yapping at Mike Richards. Dan Carcillo came over, and somehow (especially since Carbomb was involved), cooler heads prevailed. A little more than three minutes later, though, Carcillo was cross-checked in the back by Scott Gomez.
He went down pretty easily, but while he was down, Gomez turned around and flipped the puck in his direction. I don't think the Versus cameras caught that, and the officials didn't either. Danny certainly did, though, and he took the opportunity to let Gomez know how he felt. Blair Betts, Chris Pronger and Brian Gionta got involved as well, but Carbomb picked up a roughing call to off-set the original cross-checking minor to Gomez.
Late in the period, Montreal proceeded to get really dumb. Three penalties in 91 seconds, and the last one, a Subban slashing penalty, was the icing on the cake. Everybody laughed as he skated to the box, and nine seconds later, they turned to cheers as Jeff Carter's redirection gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. With a two-man advantage still going about a minute later, Kimmo Timonen's blast from the point made it 2-0.