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Montreal (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored 1 minute 39 seconds in overtime, raising the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory.
Montreal (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored 1 minute 39 seconds in overtime, winning the Montreal Canadians 3-2 against Winnipeg Jets on Monday night and winning the second round playoff series in four games I did.
Tofoli received a cross-crease pass from Cole Cowfield and defeated Connor Hellebuik with a single shot, scoring the winner and the fourth goal of the postseason.
“I think it’s definitely one of the big ones,” Tofoli said of his goals to conclude the series. “It’s fun now. We’re doing a good job. It feels like we’re all playing together. We have to keep going. Hopefully we’ll continue to succeed and win the game. I will. “
Erik Gustafsson and Arturi Reconen scored goals in Montreal’s regulation. Montreal have won seven consecutive playoffs since defeating Toronto 3-1 in the opening round. They scored 28 goals in the regular season. Tofoli also assists.
Carry Price recorded 14 saves for the 4th seed of the North Division in front of a large crowd of 2,500 at Bell Center.
“These players are playing like no other team has ever played,” Price said.
The 16th and last team to qualify for the playoffs after winning only one of the last nine games of the regular season’s regulation, the Canadians will be in the semifinals of this year’s Stanley Cup tournament. This is the first club to enter.
“Winning the fourth game is always the hardest game,” said defenseman Shea Weber. “Experiencing the playoff series, we know that when the team goes down and turns their backs on the wall, they do their best. It’s always the hardest to finish. Things turn around very quickly. I don’t want to give the team a lot of chances because of the potential. “
Montreal is waiting for the winner of the Colorado Vegas series with a 2 to 2 tie. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Denver.
The Canadiens improved to a record 34-0 when they led the series 3-0 and added it to the NHL record in the franchise’s 23rd sweep.
“This is just one thing we don’t care about who does the job for us,” says Toffoli. “We want everyone to go. Everyone is playing right. We just win the game and just play. To be honest, we are all the best at the right time. I’m playing hockey, so I have to keep going. “
Rookie defenseman Logan Stanley scored two goals for Winnipeg, which was itself wiped out in the first round with Edmonton.
“I think it’s painful now,” Stanley said. “In the playoffs, it doesn’t matter who scores. We win the team and lose the team. I’m glad I got a couple of dollars by (price) to help the team. But after all. , We lost to the team, so it’s hard now. “
Jets missed Mark Scheifere, the No. 1 center, after being suspended for four games for charging Montreal forward Jake Evans in the first leg of the series.
Hellebuik stopped 39 shots.
Montreal began scoring in power play with the first goal of Gustafsson’s career playoffs at 8:01 in the first period. This was the first score in the Canadiens since it was earned from Philadelphia before the trade deadline. After Winnipeg’s Nate Thompson failed to steal the puck from his zone, the Canadians regained it to Gustafsson.
Montreal had 51 seconds left to 2-0, and Lehkonen won the front-line positioning battle (which Winnipeg couldn’t do at both ends of the ice throughout the series). Many games.
Stanley narrowed Jets’ deficit to 2-1 when he took the pass, went down to the left circle, and then wired the shot upstairs on the short side of Price at the second 1:40.
Stanley, who had only one NHL goal by Monday, made a nice save to Brendan Gallagher when Hellebuik got off the bench and beat the price upstairs by 1 and then stole a pass from Kyle Connor. At 5:29 immediately after the tie was tied at 2. Timer.
“They are playing at a really high level right now,” Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler said of Montreal. “You just give them all the credit. But I didn’t get my first goal. I couldn’t run every series. It’s in their hands.”
The Canadians did not have D Jeff Petrie (upper body injury) in Round 3 and appeared to have their right hand pinched in one of the camera holes along the glass. Due to the absence of veterans, rookie Alexander Romanov was NHL. The road to the playoffs has been paved. Debuted on the third line of Montreal.
Note: The Montreal Playoffs record of seven consecutive victories is the longest record in the franchise since Patrick Roy led the Canadians to 11 consecutive victories in the process of winning Canada’s final cup in 1993. … Since returning to Manitoba’s capital, Jets has faced a 1-6 defeat. In 2011.
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