The Canadians used the offensive burst to put the Jets on the brink of elimination
Joel Amia had two goals and one assist. Carey Price made 26 saves. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on Sunday, in their second place. Leading 3-0 in the playoff series.
Corey Perry, Artturi Lehkonen and Nick Suzuki also scored for the Canadians at home.
Adam Lowry scored the only goal for the Jets and he got 28 stops from Conner Hlebruck.
After defeating the much-loved Toronto Maple Leafs with a 3-1 series deficit in the first round of the game, Montreal can return to Bell Center on Monday night to end the seven-game two-win North Division showdown.
The Jets swept Conor McDavid’s Edmonton Oilers in the first round, and they just hope to force a fifth game in Winnipeg on Wednesday.
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Sunday marked the Canadians’ sixth consecutive victory, and they have not fallen behind on the scoreboard since losing their fourth game against Toronto in the first round. This is also the first time the team has led the playoff series 3-0 since 2015.
During the 6th game against Toronto during the COVID-19 pandemic, after Montreal welcomed its first NHL spectators in Canada, it welcomed another 2,500 towel-waving fans on a hot spring night.
Winnipeg’s first center Mark Schaeffler was suspended for four games for his charge against Jack Evans in the first game. The team asked Paul Stastney in his undisclosed injury. He returned after missing the first two games of the series.
The Canadians started scoring at 4:45 of the first quarter, and Perry, Amia and Eric Starr had a practice on the fourth line.
Caught in the change after the turnover, the Jets’ shot at Perry-the Canadians’ third chance-was restricted before leaving Winnipeg defender Jamie Benn’s cue and crossing Hellebruck 30 seconds on your own end. This is Perry’s third goal in the playoffs.
Price defeated the Jets 1-0 in the second game. It was the eighth time in his career that the playoffs were suspended. Once the visiting team began to enter midway through this time, they played with Andrew Cope and Blake Whee. Le made a good save, and he continued to check on the other end.
Hellebuyck must perform well early in the second quarter, including an excellent performance against Montreal rookie Cole Caufield.
Winnipeg almost equalized a few times late in this period, but Price was rescued by the crossbar twice in shots from Nicolas Elles and Wheeler.
The home team counterattacked at 9:24 and scored a greasy goal to score 2-0 when Raikkonen defeated him in a battle after Phillip Danault hit the post. A playoff home.
When the Canadians were whistled because of too many people, the Jets started a strong game, but Amia intercepted Stastney’s pass and broke the other way in 2-1, then postponed it. Josh Morrissey slipped and fired his third-and Montreal’s third underhanded playoff goal-at 13:41 in an electric Bell Center, which sounds like more than 2,500 people.
Lowry broke Price’s home run record with 2:09 remaining in the game, when he received a pass from Matthew Perrault and opened fire for the second time.
But the Canadians played a strong game at 8:52 of the third quarter. When Caulfield found Suzuki in front of him in the fourth quarter, Stastney was eliminated due to a high stick ball.
Then, Amia added his second goal of the night to the empty net, and Hellebuyck was on the bench as an extra attacker. Montreal made another penalty with 3:18 remaining. The penalty kick, accompanied by the familiar “Ole! Ole! Ole!” resounded through Bell Center.
Jets face severe challenges
In NHL history, only four teams have won from a 3-0 deficit, the last time being in 2014, when the Los Angeles Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks in the first round. Jets center Trevor Lewis and Canadians winger Taylor Tofley are both in the Kings, and they will continue to win the team’s second Stanley Cup.
The Leaves invited 550 fully vaccinated medical staff in Game 7 of the Canadian Series, and the Jets invited 500 in the first two home games of the second round.
However, after the Quebec government eased some COVID-19 restrictions at the end of last month, the Canadians prioritized season ticket holders, suite owners and corporate partners. About 2.5 hours before the hockey drop on Sunday, the cheapest pair of tickets on a resale site was about $1,300.
All playoff games in the United States have fans, and some buildings are close to full.
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