•   
  •   
  •   

Sport Canadiens reach Stanley Cup Final for first time in 28 years after OT win over Vegas

09:11  25 june  2021
09:11  25 june  2021 Source:   thecomeback.com

PHT’s 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Semifinals predictions

  PHT’s 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Semifinals predictions Who will meet in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final?We get a repeat matchup from the 2020 bubble with Tampa Bay and New York, and a first-time playoff meeting between Montreal and Vegas thanks to this unique playoff and the semifinal re-seeding.

MONTREAL — Artturi Lehkonen scored 1:39 into overtime, Carey Price stopped 37 shots and the Montreal Canadiens advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 28 years following a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. Artturi Lehkonen is mobbed by his teammates after his game- winning goal gave the Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Golden Knights, sending Montreal to the Stanley Cup Final . Getty Images. The Golden Knights, making their third semifinal appearance in four seasons of existence, fell short of returning to the championship round

Artturi Lehkonen’s overtime goal lifted the Canadiens into the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 28 years . The Golden Knights, making their third semifinal appearance in four seasons of existence, fell short of returning to the championship round since their inaugural campaign in 2018, when The game was decided off a faceoff in the Montreal end, and after Price held his ground to stop former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty set up in the left circle. Montreal’s Nick Suzuki gained the Vegas zone and slipped a pass to his left to Lehkonen, who lifted a shot beating Robin Lehner high on the short side.

The Montreal Canadiens are going to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1993.

a man riding skis down a snow covered slope © Provided by The Comeback

Artturi Lehkonen scored less than two minutes into overtime to give the Canadiens a series-clinching 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6.

Here’s the Canadiens’ French call of the game-winning goal:

And what makes it particularly incredible: the Canadiens entered the postseason as the lowest overall seed. Montreal reached the playoffs despite only having 59 points and a -9 goal differential (Vegas, for example, had 82 points and a +67 goal differential). They also erased a 3-1 series deficit to win their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

So, one half of the Stanley Cup Final is set. We’ll find out the other half in Friday night’s Game 7 between the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning.

The post Canadiens reach Stanley Cup Final for first time in 28 years after OT win over Vegas appeared first on The Comeback.

Why Lightning repeat attempt gives Cooper ‘last day of school’ feelings .
The Lightning keep making the salary cap work, but challenges loom around the corner.Between the Seattle Kraken expansion draft, players hitting 2021 NHL Free Agency, and additional flat salary cap challenges, the Lightning will say goodbye to some prominent players. Even if they somehow work LTIR and salary cap “loopholes” again.

usr: 1
This is interesting!