Fly on the Wall - Nov. 15, 2008

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Fly on the Wall - Nov. 15, 2008
MONTREAL - Here’s what the Flyers had to say after escaping the Bell Centre with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. 

After seven straight regulation losses against the Habs, Philly right winger Mike Knuble savors his team’s two points.

“It’s a tough building to win in. It’s a great atmosphere here and you feel really good about getting a victory.  It’s always a playoff atmosphere here and you can find yourself getting caught on your heels very quickly in the first period against the types of players they have. They’re going to come at you.” 

Scott Hartnell breathes a sigh of relief

“It was a little scary. They always seem to find a way to come back at the end. They’ve got a run-and-gun team and our mindset has been defense first. They’ve got guys like Koivu, Kovalev, Plekanec, all those guys coming at you and it’s tough to play, but they got frustrated and you could see it out there.”

Flyers goalie Martin Biron was definitely feeling the Brotherly Love at the Bell Centre

“Chanting my name? Oh, that’s all my family out there,” laughed Biron. “You saw the list, I’ve got about 550 people waiting for me and that’s what that was out there.”

“It’s fun. I remember going to the games at the Colisee in Quebec City and yelling Patrick Roy’s name when I was a kid, or whatever goalie was in the building and I thought, ‘Man, that’s pretty cool’. When the game starts and they’re chanting my name to try to get me rattled, I think it’s a sign of respect and I’m very flattered that the fans here would think of me as a target to try to throw me off my game.”

Biron on the crowd booing the home team

“I wouldn’t say that it doesn’t happen too often, but they’re like the fans in Philly.  They’re tough fans, they know their hockey and they’ll let you know when things aren’t going their way, and that’s what they did tonight.”

Shauna Denis is a writer for canadiens.com