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With the Flyers traveling to Montreal tonight for their match up with the Canadiens, one can only hope that our sports writers will be treated nicer. Apparently, when a 66 year old Montreal writer, who has been coming to Philadelphia for more than 20 years, parked at the Wachovia center to see the games, he had some trouble. Pat Hickey was not exactly welcomed by Flyers fans, finding his car (with a Quebec license plate) had been trashed and slashed. Although, having been in Montreal for their series against Pittsburgh, win or lose, the city goes crazy.
This just shows what this series means to the fans of Philadelphia. The Flyers are up in Canada gearing up to lengthen their 2-0 series lead. The team has had quite a turn around in the past week or so, winning six straight games, and gaining National recognition.
Flyers goalie Michael Leighton has been in the spotlight, not having allowed a goal in eight periods, giving team an extreme advantage, and confidence on the defensive end. On the offensive side, Philadelphia will look for strong performances from Simon Ganae and Danny Briere, both having scored a goal in each of the two games this series.
The excitement will surely continue over the next couple days, hopefully with the Flyers creating some riots and disappointing nights for Montreal fans.