Claude Giroux was the difference, potting a pair for Philadelphia on Friday as the Flyers skated off with a 3-1 victory over the Canadiens at Wells Fargo Center.
Philadelphia was favored by -131 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Claude Giroux (2) and Jakub Voracek each scored for the Flyers in the victory. Giroux opened the scoring for Philadelphia, finding the back of the net at 13:11 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Matt Carle.
Sergei Bobrovsky turned in a 23-save effort for the Flyers.
Montreal got a goal from Petteri Nokelainen in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Carey Price stopped 33 of 36 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Philadelphia went 0-for-4, while the Canadiens were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Philadelphia by a margin of 36-24.
Next game, Philadelphia takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Montreal, they head home to face Pittsburgh.