Canadiens beat Flyers 3-2 in Game 5 to stave off elimination
TORONTO, ONT Nick Suzuki buried the winner 22 seconds after Philadelphia tied it in the third period, Brendan Gallagher snapped a goal drought and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Flyers 5-3 on Wednesday night in Game 5 to stave off elimination in the first-round playoff series. Joel Armia scored twice for the Canadiens, Phillip Danault sealed it into an empty net, and Carey Price made 26 saves. "They want to keep playing.Jakub Voracek scored twice for the Flyers both on a five-minute power play in the second period and added an assist. Kevin Hayes then had a partial break, leading to a tripping call and Farabees goal that briefly drew the Flyers level before Suzuki responded. Philadelphia made the Canadiens pay 50 seconds later when Voraceks shot struck the stick of Montreal's Ben Chiarot and beat Price.
LIVE UPDATES: Canadiens vs. Blue Jackets in battle for playoff spot
The Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets are in a battle for a Wild Card playoff spot in the NHL's Eastern Conference. The Canadiens currently hold the 8th and final spot in the East with 90 points. The Blue Jackets trail them with 88 points. GAME TIME: 7 p.m. in ColumbusTV: FSOH, NHLNAbout the Blue JacketsThe Blue Jackets aer 5-4-1 in their past 10 games. About the CanadiensAt the beginning of the season the Canadiens were expected to be somewhere between mediocre and battling for a playoff spot, at best.