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Be still my beating Hart

Postgame podcast 8/13

Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

OH HELL YEAH!

The Philadelphia Flyers have their first lead in a Stanley Cup Playoff series since the second round in 2012, and it’s all thanks to the man between the pipes, Carter Hart.

On the eve of his 22nd birthday, Hart out-dueled his childhood hero, Carey Price, stopping 27 of 28 Montreal Canadiens shots (25/25 at even-strength) to will the No. 1 seeded Flyers to a hard-fought game one victory.

Other youngsters stepped up, including newly-minted first-liner Joel Farabee, whose goal in the second period broke a tie that was only 16 seconds old following Shea Weber’s power play tally at with five-and-a-half minutes remaining in the middle frame.

It was a battle between netminders, with Price making stymying 29 of 31 Philly shots to keep the tenacious Habs within striking distance for the duration of the contest.

But in the end, Hart prevailed, and the City of Brotherly Love rejoiced in the fact that maybe this one time we were right about the savior standing in the crease.

Check out the postgame. You’ve all been waiting a long time for this one.

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