The Flyer offense roared to life Monday in Montreal. The seven goal tally matched the largest of the season for Philly.

Unfortunately, it’s clear that this effort is too late to save 2013.

The Philadelphia Flyers hammered the Montreal Canadiens 7-3 Monday. The Canadiens have already clinched a playoff spot, and will coast through the rest of the season. However, Philadelphia still sits five points behind the Rangers, with an absolute do-or-die matchup set for Tuesday night.

The Flyers grabbed two goals early, including Erik Gustaffson’s unassisted score. Montreal roared back, however, and tied the game at two a minute into the second period.

The Flyers would then go on a power play barrage, netting five goals in two periods. Hartnell scored a hattrick, Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists, and the Flyers dominated.

The Flyers improved to 18-21-3, and will battle the Rangers in an all out must-win game at the Wells Fargo Center.

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