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Sports About Last Night: Habs a goal short in 2-1 Game 3 loss to Leafs

15:41  25 may  2021
15:41  25 may  2021 Source:   montrealgazette.com

What the Puck: Underdog Canadiens need to lay body to oust Maple Leafs

  What the Puck: Underdog Canadiens need to lay body to oust Maple Leafs The Canadiens can beat the Toronto Maple Leafs. I’m not saying they will, but they can. That’s why this is an exciting moment for our team. What’s less clear is if this Leafs team can ever win a playoff series. One of the problems with Habs fans is they’re always expecting a playoff miracle. They talk about 1971, 1986, 1993, 2010 and, inevitably, in the Habs’ lore the saviour is a goalie, usually a rookie. In ’71, it was a nerdy law-school kid named Ken Dryden. In ’86, it was a funny looking young dude named Patrick Roy, who also miraculously delivered 10 overtime victories in ’93. The most recent miracle man was a little older, but also an unexpected hero.

Through three games against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their first-round best-of-seven series, the Montreal Canadiens have scored four goals . Their troubles on offence were on full display in Monday night ’s 2 - 1 loss against the Leafs at the Bell Centre. The Leafs have had their own struggles on the power play, and after Saturday’s two- goal explosion, they reverted to their old ways Monday, first not scoring on an Artturi Lehkonen delay of game call, followed by three more power plays on the night . On the Lehkonen penalty, Price made a lunging paddle save on Jason Spezza that earned him the Superman

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Habs are struggling to score in the playoffs. Through three games against the. Be the first to comment. Leave a comment Cancel reply.

a hockey game in the snow: Montreal Canadiens left wing Tomas Tatar (90) leans on and takes the puck from Toronto Maple Leafs center William Nylander (88) during NHL playoff action in Montreal on Monday, May 24, 2021. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE) © Provided by The Gazette Montreal Canadiens left wing Tomas Tatar (90) leans on and takes the puck from Toronto Maple Leafs center William Nylander (88) during NHL playoff action in Montreal on Monday, May 24, 2021. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Habs are struggling to score in the playoffs.

Through three games against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their first-round best-of-seven series, the Montreal Canadiens have scored four goals. Their troubles on offence were on full display in Monday night’s 2-1 loss against the Leafs at the Bell Centre. After scraping by in the opener, the Habs have now lost two straight.

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  Rick Zamperin: Heavily favoured Maple Leafs should not take Canadiens lightly The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens face off Thursday night in the opener of their first-round NHL playoff series.For the first time since 1979, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens will meet in the NHL's post-season Thursday night with Game 1 of their North Division semifinal series at Scotiabank Arena.

The Maple Leafs scored three unanswered goals in the second period to defeat the Canadiens 3 - 2 Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The win sealed first place in the North division for the Leafs , while the loss prevented the Habs from punching their ticket to the playoffs just yet. Ben Hutton slammed Josh Anderson into the boards, with Kotkaniemi returning the favour with a hit of his own on Travis Dermott. But the third also featured a pair of Canadiens forwards continuing to struggle to hit the scoresheet. Kotkaniemi, scoreless in 21 games , got the puck where he wanted around the

About Last Night : Habs a goal short in 2 - 1 Game 3 loss to Leafs . But when Bergevin met with the media after the Canadiens were eliminated, he said he saw no reason to change his defence-first philosophy. “We have a good hockey team, we’re still pretty young,” Bergevin said. “We were one of the eight teams left and there are 22 teams that wish they were where we were. We have to keep positive, drafting well and looking at the big picture down the road.” That road has been a bumpy ride for the last six years.

The Habs were looking for an offensive jolt by adding rookie sniper Cole Caufield to the lineup in place of Eric Staal. Originally Tomas Tatar was expected to be the odd man out, but Staal wasn’t 100 per cent healthy and made a late scratch. For the Leafs, Nick Foligno was a late removal from the lineup due to a lower body injury and replaced by Riley Nash.

Just over a minute into the first period, Alex Galchenyuk drew blood on Brendan Gallagher with a high-stick, earning the former Hab a four-minute double minor. A sign of things to come, the Habs couldn’t score on the man-advantage, or even get an official shot since Caufield’s crossbar ringer didn’t count. The Leafs have had their own struggles on the power play, and after Saturday’s two-goal explosion, they reverted to their old ways Monday, first not scoring on an Artturi Lehkonen delay of game call, followed by three more power plays on the night. On the Lehkonen penalty, Price made a lunging paddle save on Jason Spezza that earned him the Superman theme song on the Bell Centre PA.

About Last Night: Byronic hero lifts Habs over Leafs 2-1 in game 1

  About Last Night: Byronic hero lifts Habs over Leafs 2-1 in game 1 The Montreal Canadiens won the opening game of their first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Thursday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Habs now lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. In his column , Brendan Kelly said the Habs needed to win the physical battles if they wanted a chance against the heavily favoured Leafs, and that’s exactly what happened: the Habs outhit their opponents 55-27. It also helped that a healthy Carey Price was back in nets and on his game, as he made 35 saves in a vintage performance. The game was physical from the beginning, with the Habs getting 11 hits within the first five minutes.

It was Staal’s second goal as a Hab and first since his overtime game -winner in his debut. McDavid, still frustrated by his inability to score against the Habs , received a golden opportunity in the form of a short -handed two-man breakaway, but the puck rolled off his stick and Allen covered it up. After killing another late period penalty to end the second, the Habs entered the third period with a fresh penalty kill, this time Tyler Toffoli for cross-checking as time expired. Even though linemates McDavid and Leon Draisaitl had played about half the game at that point, the pair seemed to be gaining

The Maple Leafs scored three unanswered goals in the second period to defeat the Canadiens 3 - 2 Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The win sealed first place in the North division for the Leafs , while the loss prevented the Habs.

Towards the end of the period, Lehkonen got hit in the head in a collision with Rasmus Sandin, which ended Lehkonen’s night.

The Leafs dominated the second period. William Nylander opened scoring with his third of the series when Alexander Kerfoot won the faceoff back to his linemate, who shot through traffic to beat Price. Although he’d right the ship later to finish the night at 44 per cent, Phillip Danault struggled on faceoffs early on, including this one.

Later in the second, the Canadiens tied it up when Nick Suzuki, who only had one shot on goal in the first two games of the series, beat Jack Campbell with a wrister from the top of the faceoff dot.

What the Puck: Canadiens need goals, along with hits, to oust Leafs

  What the Puck: Canadiens need goals, along with hits, to oust Leafs That was an epic Thursday night for Habs fans and the euphoria was very much alive and well throughout the Habs Nation Friday. But in the cold, hard light of day, let’s keep it real. This series is a long way from over and it’s only going to get harder. I don’t need to tell you that Auston Matthews and his Leafs are going to storm out of the gates Saturday night in Toronto and they will throw everything they have at our Canadiens, from hard hits to harder shots. You can be sure that part of the bulletin-board material for the Habs going into Game 1 was a survey of Sportsnet journalists showing every one of the 23 tastemakers picking the Leafs to win.

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Mitch Marner scored his 20th goal of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3 - 2 on Saturday night to clinch first place in the North Division. When Kyle Dubas signed TJ Brodie this off-season, many viewed it favourably. He was a steady defender. A stark contrast to the Tyson Barrie, Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner type defenders they’ve had for the past few seasons. At around a third of the way through the season, I evaluated how TJ Brodie was looking […]

The Leafs retook the lead with under four minutes remaining in the period when Morgan Rielly snuck towards the net, received a slick cross ice pass from Mitch Marner and finished with a high wrister on Price.

By the end of the second, the Leafs were up 2-1 and had outshot the Habs 20-8 in the frame. On two occasions the Habs were hemmed in their zone for two-minute segments. It was a familiar playoff game for the Habs during the Bergevin era: Price did most of the heavy lifting and kept his team within striking distance with a few difficult saves.

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The Leafs drained the clock to perfection in the third, with the opening 10 minutes melting away without many whistles or chances. After a potentially disastrous Jeff Petry giveaway to Joe Thornton was stopped by Price, the Canadiens started to get their chances, first Anderson skating around the net and shooting, then Tatar with a wraparound opportunity. Price headed to the bench for an extra attacker with two minutes remaining. Corey Perry fed the puck to Suzuki in tight, but the centre couldn’t redirect the puck into the open net. Then with seconds left, Caufield found himself with a chance to become the hero once again. He had the puck on his stick in a prime shooting location in front of the faceoff dot, but Leafs defenceman Justin Holl slid in front and blocked the shot in the nick of time. Campbell hugged his selfless defenceman once time expired, with a 2-1 win secured for the Leafs.

The Habs got blown out in Game 2 and lost a squeaker in Game 3, but the common thread between the two defeats was a single goal scored in each. Unless Price is perfect the rest of the way, the Canadiens will need to score more than one goal again in order to have any chance in this series. There won’t be much time for Staal and Lehkonen to heal up, as the Habs and Leafs play Game 4 Tuesday at the Bell Centre. The Liveblog commenters just want someone, anyone, to score for their beloved bleu, blanc, rouge.

Canadiens Game Day: 'Habs-Leafs, Game 7, it doesn’t get much better' .
Head coach Dominique Ducharme isn’t planning to make any changes to his lineup when the Canadiens face the Maple Leafs in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series Monday night in Toronto (7 p.m., CBC, SN, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). Meanwhile, the Leafs will be without defenceman Jake Muzzin, who was injured in Game 6. Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said Monday morning that Muzzin will be out for a minimum of three weeks with a lower-body injury if the Leafs win Game 7 and advance in the playoffs. The Leafs will also be without captain John Tavares, who suffered a concussion and a knee injury in Game 1.

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