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Maple Leafs @ Canadiens: New Forward Lines | HABS PREVIEW | All Habs Hockey Magazine
April 28, 2021
A Look Again
The Habs put up a troublesome struggle towards the lure sport of the Flames, bought a late lead then didn’t surrender a shot for over the past 5 minutes of the sport. It was not enjoyable to look at, it wasn’t fairly hockey however it was a win. Habs rookie Cole Caufield performed his first NHL sport.
Final sport: MTL 2 CGY 1
For a whole sport recap: Canadiens @ Flames: Laborious Fought Win
Gamers to Watch
Cole Caufield With some accidents to the highest six Caufield has discovered a brand new line with Suzuki and Toffoli, will probably be fascinating to see the utilization of the road however this ought to be a heavy offensive line for the Habs. .
Jake Evans For the reason that acquisition of Eric Staal, Dom Ducharme has, as a rule, made Evans a wholesome scratch. However Evans made an instantaneous influence towards Calgary on Saturday evening and performed a powerful sport on within the collection finale towards the Flames.
Josh Anderson After offering a spark for his crew a just a few video games again Anderson has been quiet and has had no pictures on purpose in his final three video games. Habs will want him to step up as soon as once more and discover that spark on a nightly foundation.
Keys to Victory
Be ready The Habs must be prepared for a quick tempo sport after preventing the lure for 3 video games. The Leafs are a pace crew and assault in waves, if the Habs arent on their toes early they may very well be in bother.
Agitate the Leafs The Leafs pushed the Jets round final sport proving they aren’t to be messed with, that mentioned the Habs have to search out away to get below their pores and skin, taking their focus off of the sport.
Win particular groups The ability-play for each groups have struggled for awhile now. Whereas the Habs lack excessive finish talent gamers that may dominate energy performs the Leafs have just a few of these, so the Habs can’t afford to present them any probabilities.
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC | April 28, 8:00 PM ET | TV: SN, RDS
19.4 (twenty first)
76.6 (twenty sixth)
77.3 (twenty fourth)
“[Eric Staal] talks loads on the bench. I believe we’re creating some some good chemistry. He’s such an incredible participant; he’s performed on this League for some time and he simply is aware of the place to be. He’s so robust on the puck and actually good on faceoffs, too, so he’s a simple man to play with.”
Projected Forwards, Protection and Goaltenders (topic to vary)
With solely 9 video games left within the common season, seven of these video games will come towards the Leafs, Jets and Oilers who’re every in a playoff spot. The Habs have a superb probability of constructing the playoffs however want to make use of these upcoming video games to construct a sport plan for a possible playoff matchup.
That being mentioned the gamers have to take it one sport at a time and can play a rested Leafs crew trying to clinch first within the division.