INTRODUCTION: Ice hockey -- and the Philadelphia Flyers of the United States have suffered their first defeat in 21 games, during a match in Canada when they lost six to four against the Montreal Canadiens.
Ice hockey - SVs Montreal attack Philadelphia goal in Montreal, Canada. (Montreal in white shooting from right to left) (3 shots)
SV Philadelphia scoring and going 2-1 into the lead
SV PAN Philadelphia taking a 3-2 lead
GV PAN Lefleur of Montreal scoring
SV Philadelphia going 4-3 into lead
GV PAN Montreal scoring
GV Montreal 6-4 in the lead
SV Cheering crowd
SV Players celebrating
TRANSCRIPT: COMMENTATOR: "Bernie Parat (phoenetic spelling), the Philadelphia goaltender, was attacked mercilessly in the first period. Montreal outshot Philadelphia 19-3, but Parat could not be penetrated, and his heroics seemed to spark the Flyers in the second period. The teams traded goals in explosive offensive display. Gary Dornhofer's (phoenetic spelling) snap-shot gave Philadelphia a two-to-one lead. Montreal quickly tied it again but Harvey Bennett gave the Flyers another advantage. Guy Lefleur, the National Hockey League's leading scorer, dazzled the crowd with his thirty-first goal of the season. The score was three to three. Bill Barber did score with 39 seconds left in the period to give the Flyers their last lead, but then the Canadiens exploded.
Jacques Lemere (phoenetic spelling) scored on a tip-in early in the final period to tie the game. The Montreal crowd barely had time to cheer, because it took their heroes only 36 seconds to go ahead for good. Guy Lapointe scored the winner -- his second of the evening. Steve Shutt added another -- to give Montreal three goals in less than two-and-a-half minutes. The 6-4 Canadien victory handed the Flyers their first loss in 21 games, and proved once again that the Canadiens are the 'creme de la creme' of Hockey clubs. Tim Weigal, NBC News."
SPORT: ICE HOCKEY
REPORTER: TIM WEIGAL
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Ice hockey -- and the Philadelphia Flyers of the United States have suffered their first defeat in 21 games, during a match in Canada when they lost six to four against the Montreal Canadiens. The victory -- Montreal's 29th this season -- gave the Canadiens 64 points in the National Hockey League. That's ten more than the Flyers, who have the League's second-best record. A commentator takes up the game.