Van Reimsdyk, Flyers top Canadiens 6-3 to end 6-game slide

Apr 21, 2022, 7:14 AM | Updated: 9:48 pm
Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk shoots on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during ...

Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk shoots on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

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              Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price gives up a goal to Philadelphia Flyers' Oskar Lindblom during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Martin Jones loses track of the puck as Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher goes for the rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny (11) celebrates with Ronnie Attard (47) after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny (11) and Montreal Canadiens' Joel Edmundson (44) vie for the puck in front of Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Martin Jones stops Montreal Canadiens' David Savard (58) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Philadelphia Flyers' Morgan Frost (48) scores on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Philadelphia Flyers' Morgan Frost (48) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk shoots on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — James van Reimsdyk had two goals and an assist, Ivan Provorov had a goal and an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 Thursday night to end a six-game skid.

Oskar Lindblom, Morgan Frost and Travis Konecny had Philadelphia’s other goals. Bobby Brink had his first career multipoint game with two assists. Martin Jones made 31 saves.

“I think we did a much better job of just staying aggressive and sticking as a five-man unit,” van Reimsdyk said.

Mike Hoffman, Jake Evans and Cole Caufield scored for Montreal. Carey Price made 28 saves as the Canadiens (20-47-11) lost their seventh straight.

“I know we don’t have the results, but the guys come in at practice, they’re engaged in meetings and we’d like a win to help with that engagement,” said Canadiens interim coach Martin St. Louis.

Philadelphia got on the board at 7:43 of the first period when van Riemsdyk grabbed a loose puck behind the net and banged it in from a tight angle.

Provorov gave the Flyers a two-goal advantage at 14:25 of the second with a wrist shot from the faceoff circle. Hoffman cut Philadelphia’s lead in half just over a minute later by tapping in a loose puck.

Brendan Gallagher was credited with an assist but appeared to have made a hand pass. The Flyers did not challenge.

Interim coach Mike Yeo said the Flyers’ bench “knew it was a hand pass” but didn’t confirm if the referee told them that they couldn’t challenge the play.

“They said there’s a mistake that happened and you know obviously I think the big thing for us is we didn’t let that derail us,” Yeo said. “We’ve been trying to talk about that a lot.

“How you deal with adversity, whether it’s game-to-game or in the course of the game, and I thought that our guys did a good job with that tonight.”

Montreal tied it when Evans deflected Jeff Petry’s shot from the point at 5:28 of the second period.

Lindblom responded with a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle at 6:48. Ronnie Attard reached Konecny with a stretch pass and the forward gave Philadelphia its second two-goal cushion of the night at 13:02.

Noah Cates connected with Frost in front of the net at 15:36 of the third period and Van Reimsdyk tallied at 16:56 to put the game away.

Caufield notched his 19th goal of the season from a difficult angle at 17:33.

UP NEXT

Flyers: Host Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Canadiens: At Ottawa on Saturday night.

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