After completing an amazing series comeback against the Leaves, Habs will date the Jets
The Canadians beat the odds and entered the second round of the playoffs.
At the same time, after another playoff disaster, the Maple Leafs team is facing more disturbing problems.
On Monday, in Game 7 of the original six-man duel on the roller coaster, Montreal recovered from a 3-1 series deficit and defeated Toronto 3-1. Carey Price made 30 saves.
Brendan Gallagher, Corey Perry and Tyler Toffoli entered the empty net to score for the Canadians. The visiting team won the series after falling behind 3-1 for the third time in franchise history. Eric Starr had two assists.
The Leafs have not advanced in the playoffs since 2004, and won the first four three games against the Canadians before two consecutive overtime games in Montreal to force an all-or-nothing showdown. William Nee William Nylander was late for the goal.
Jack Campbell stopped 20 shots.
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Montreal, which has entered the second round for the first time since 2015, will face Winnipeg after the Jets astounded Connor McDavid’s Edmonton Oilers in another series in the Northern Division of Canada. The first game will be held on Wednesday at MTS Plaza in Bell, the capital of Manitoba.
The Leafs never led the scoreboard after leading 3-1 in the series. After receiving a thumbs-up from the provincial government, they received 550 fully vaccinated players in the 19,800-seat Scotiabank Arena Of medical staff watched the 7th game. In the 6th game at the Bell Center on Saturday, the Canadians welcomed 2,500 ticket-purchasing fans-the first NHL fans in the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
After the tentative first quarter, Montreal opened the scoring at 3:02 of the second quarter. This sequence started with Mitch Manner’s mistake on the offensive blue line. The Canadians moved forward in another way. Gallagher missed his first goal since April 1 with a broken thumb after six weeks of absence. Campbell hopes to come back through five holes.
Moments later, when Price stopped Zach Hyman tightly before Aston Matthews shot from the post in a 2-1 fashion, the Leaves almost evened the score.
But at 15:25, when Nick Suzuki’s powerful shot hit Perry, the visiting team will add two more and become the second place for the veteran winger. This is Montreal’s two games The second game in the men’s dominance game for the third time. 0 means 15 start series.
Price support Habs
The Leafs lead the Canadians by 18 points in 56 games this year and have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967. They played a strong role at the beginning of the third quarter, but Price refused there. Hyman’s redirection. One side of the goal.
Over time, Toronto continued to advance, but Price again frustrated Hyman’s pass from behind Matthews there.
The Montreal goalkeeper once again defeated Niland and Matthews there, and with less than 9 minutes left in the game, he stopped the ball on another Toronto man’s advantage.
The home team pulled Campbell back with 3:35 remaining in the game, but a team that counterattacked from two turnovers in both the 5th and 6th games saw their hopes shattered because Tolfoli was in Scored into the empty net a minute later.
Nilande increased the team’s highest fifth place with a time of 1:36, but Matthews and Mana kept one game in seven games.
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The Leafs lost Game 7 at home for the second time in their history-Wayne Gretzky’s 1993 Los Angeles Kings was another club that achieved this feat-Toronto was 3-1 .
There is no captain John Tavares (concussion, knee). After he left Saturday in the first quarter with obvious pain, the Leafs also had to have no defender Jack Muzin (suspected groin injury).
The Canadians have not played against the Leafs in the playoffs since 1979. They lost their only seventh game between the two teams in 1964 when Dave Keon’s hat-trick led The Toronto team won 3-1 at the Montreal Forum.
The Leafs’ last series victory, and the last 7th game between the Canadian teams, came 17 years ago—6,250 days to be precise—against Ottawa in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Toronto missed the playoffs for seven consecutive years after the suspension of the 2004-05 season. The Leafs returned to the playoffs in the 2012-13 season and led the Boston Bruins 4-1 in the third quarter of Game 7 that spring, before a shocking collapse.
There are three next springs without playoff hockey-Toronto bottomed out in the 2015-16 season, but won the draft lottery before returning to the 2016-17 season and selected Matthews with the first overall pick. The young Leafs performed well in a tough series with the Washington Capitals, but in the next two years, when Toronto lost again to Boston in seven games, expectations were much higher. .
In the five-game series after the NHL schedule was postponed due to the pandemic, the Leaves were also eliminated by the Columbus Blue Jackets from the playoff bubble last summer.
Montreal won 2-1 in the first game of the series. Tavares was stretched out of the ice after a terrible collision, and then lost the next three games by a score of 11-2. Behind Toronto 3-1, but won the 4th game 3 overtimes, and the decision was made 3-2 overtime 48 hours later.
The Leafs have now lost seven consecutive playoff games and lost eight consecutive games that could have eliminated their opponents.
This includes seven people with Matthews, Marner and Nylander at the core since 2018.
After the remains of 215 children attending the former Kamloops Indian boarding school in British Columbia were found last week, the team paused for a moment of reflection before Monday’s game.
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