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Sport The Buzzer: Canucks survive Tyler Toffoli hat trick; Golden Knights stay hot

09:35  21 january  2021
09:35  21 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Toffoli earned his looks and seemed sharp at times, including firing seven SOG during that three-game span, but critics might have shouted about his lack of finishing skills. Those critics mostly shut up on Wednesday night. Facing the Canucks team he briefly joined as a trade deadline rental, Toffoli collected a hat trick . The Golden Knights didn’t need a late surge to beat the Coyotes this time around. Vegas handled Arizona on Wednesday, and plenty of players staked a claim as three star nominees. Alex Pietrangelo scored his first goal as a member of the Golden Knights .

The Vancouver Canucks overcame a hat trick by former teammate Tyler Toffoli and denied Carey Price his 350th NHL win with a 6-5 shootout victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Arena on Wednesday. Enterprise Hat Trick : Toffoli nets three goals. Fleury wants to end career with Golden Knights , Lehner to stay . Montreal teams share strong resolve, underdog status, hot goalie.

a group of hockey players on the field © Getty Images

Three Stars

1. Bo Horvat

Instead of Oilers – Maple Leafs being the high-scoring Canadian clash of Wednesday night, Canucks – Canadiens took the cake. The Canucks ended up winning this one 6-5 via a shootout.

That shootout stands as the difference-maker between the first star and second star of Wednesday. Bo Horvat scored two goals and one assist during regulation, while making a nice defensive play during a hectic overtime period. Horvat also beat Carey Price during the shootout to help the Canucks eke out the extra point.

In a game like this, it’s not surprising that there were other strong choices for Vancouver.

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Tyler Toffoli is inching closer to a return to the Vancouver Canucks lineup and with any luck, he may even lace up the skates for tonight’s Game 2 matchup versus the Vegas Golden Knights . According to Rick Dhaliwal – one of the Canucks best insiders – Toffoli will skate (or did skate) with the main group in this morning’s practice and that there is a chance (not confirmed) that he’ll be dressed tonight in preparation for the Toffoli – who had 10 points in 10 games with the Canucks before the break – has been out of action since Game 1 versus the Minnesota Wild in the Play-In round over three weeks ago.

Golden Knights head coach Pete DeBoer is now a perfect 5-0 in Game 7s. He also led the team that beat his previous team, the Sharks, in a Game 7 last year. Sporting News had all the action as the Golden Knights shut out the Canucks for a spot in the Western Conference finals against the Stars. 11:33 p.m. — Another ridiculous save by Demko to keep it a one-goal game as he stones Schmidt, who's all alone in the slot. 11:29 p.m. — Canucks come close as Tyler Toffoli just misses on the far post.

For one thing, J.T. Miller continues to assert himself as he’s back in the Vancouver lineup. He collected three assists and scored a shootout tally. Brock Boeser couldn’t score during the shootout, but he collected two goals and one assist during the game.

2. Tyler Toffoli

Through the first three games of his Canadiens career, Tyler Toffoli failed to score a goal and settled for one assist. Toffoli earned his looks and seemed sharp at times, including firing seven SOG during that three-game span, but critics might have shouted about his lack of finishing skills.

Those critics mostly shut up on Wednesday night.

Facing the Canucks team he briefly joined as a trade deadline rental, Toffoli collected a hat trick. The volume-shooter came close to scoring during the shootout, but (fittingly?) hit the post.

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Tyler Toffoli continued to run amok over the Canucks Thursday, tallying two goals and an assist as Canadiens' Toffoli stays hot in win over Canucks . Sports. 3 months ago. After recording a hat trick on Wednesday, Tyler Toffoli scores twice against Vancouver as Montreal wins by a final score of 7-3.

Tyler Toffoli scores past Carey Price , The Canadian Press. Tyler Toffoli wants to finish what he has started with the Vancouver Canucks . As an unrestricted free agent, the 28-year-old right-winger could test the market when the NHL's free agency period opens on Oct. Toffoli suffered a lower-body injury in the first game of Vancouver's qualifying series against the Minnesota Wild but returned for the second round of the playoffs against the Vegas Golden Knights , who eliminated the Canucks with a Game 7 victory.

For Canucks fans who wished the team kept Toffoli around, that hat trick burned. At least their team won, though.

3. Jordan Binnington

The Blues and especially the Sharks have engaged in some high-scoring games lately. However, this latest meeting between the Blues and Sharks ended with a 2-1 shootout victory for San Jose. While Binnington didn’t win on Wednesday, he stopped 37 shots.

By trading Jake Allen, the Blues exposed themselves to greater risks that Binnington’s Stanley Cup run was merely a fluke.

As a pending UFA, Binnington has money to go on the line alongside the pride of proving doubters wrong. So far, he’s produced two strong starts and two shaky ones to start this season.

Honorable mentions

  • The Golden Knights didn’t need a late surge to beat the Coyotes this time around. Vegas handled Arizona on Wednesday, and plenty of players staked a claim as three star nominees. Alex Pietrangelo scored his first goal as a member of the Golden Knights. Shea Theodore scored two goals, always impressive for a defenseman. Alex Tuch was explosive, generating three points of his own (1G, 2A).

Lowlight of the night

Evander Kane speared Jordan Binnington below the belt. Generally speaking, the NHL fines players for spearing/slashing, rather than handing out suspensions. Is it time for a change?

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NHL highlights from Wednesday

Marc-Andre Fleury‘s sprawling saves are probably the best part of the highlight package that includes Pietrangelo’s first Golden Knights goal:

Tyler Toffoli’s hat trick was mostly workmanlike, but worth a look nonetheless:

COVID-related absences

The NHL announced the following COVID-related absences for Wednesday. Note that the Anaheim Ducks are listed as “TBA.” (Teams without absences are not listed.)

Carolina – Warren Foegele, Jordan Martinook, Jaccob Slavin, Jordan Staal, Teuvo Teravainen

Columbus – Mikko Koivu

Dallas – will be released prior to its first game

Detroit – Adam Erne; Robby Fabbri

Florida – Juho Lammikko

Minnesota – Alex Stalock

Nashville – Mikael Granlund

New Jersey – Eric Comrie

New York Islanders – Josh Bailey

Philadelphia – Shayne Gostisbehere

Tampa Bay – Curtis McElhinney

Vancouver – Jordie Benn

Washington – Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov, Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Samsonov

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The Washington Capitals were also fined for players breaking COVID protocol. For more on that, including statements from the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin, click here.

NHL scores from Wednesday

Oilers 3, Maple Leafs 1

Sharks 2, Blues 1 (SO)

Wild 3, Ducks 2

Golden Knights 5, Coyotes 2

Canucks 6, Canadiens 5 (SO)

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James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

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