Habs deepen Flyers' skid

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Goalie Jose Theodore continued his hot streak as the Montreal Canadiens beat the slumping Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 for their third straight victory.

"There is nothing special about my three victories," said Theodore. "The three wins for the team mean much more for me. The Flyers got a lot of shots but we played like a team out there."

The Flyers coach Roger Neilson was straight forward about what he thought decided the game.

"The difference in the game was their goaltender was great and ours stunk," said Neilson. "Theodore outplayed Vanbiesbrouck. This game was all over in the first period. The Canadiens only had 10 good scoring chances all night and five of them went for goals."

Brian Savage scored two goals for the Habs, who also got goals from Martin Rucinsky, Turner Stevenson and Shayne Corson.

"We shut down their big line," Savage said of holding Philadelphia's Eric Lindros and John LeClair in check. "That is the toughest line in the NHL. They usually get lots of offense but they got nothing tonight."

The Flyers, who are winless in their last six games going 0-4-2 in the span, got their lone goal from Alexander Daigle.

"In the first period we got beat to all the loose pucks," Flyers forward John LeClair said. "We didn't come out with the desire we needed to win, so we fell behind early."

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