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Sports #ICYMI: Mascouche tornado, vaccine lottery, English-language task force

06:15  22 june  2021
06:15  22 june  2021 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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While you were sleeping: Leaving Las Vegas, but it's a feel-good story .
Canadiens one win away from Stanley Cup Final after victory in Vegas Jesperi Kotkaniemi gave the Habs a lead in the first period and they added goals from Eric Staal and Cole Caufield in the second period, which has been Vegas’s best period in the playoffs. Carey Price made 26 saves had his shutout bid ruined by former teammate Max Pacioretty early in the third period. Nick Suzuki, who was acquired in the Pacioretty trade, added an empty netter. The Canadiens have killed 27 consecutive penalties, one short of the NHL record, and have not allowed a power-play in a playoff-record 12 games. The victory was the Canadiens’ seventh in nine road games in these playoffs.

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