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Oilers @ Canadiens: Playoffs Despite Loss | HABS RECAP | All Habs Hockey Magazine
May 11, 2021
Tyler Toffoli – Nick Suzuki – Joel Armia
Tomas Tatar – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Josh Anderson
Paul Byron – Jake Evans – Artturi Lehkonen
Corey Perry – Eric Staal – Cole Caufield
Brett Kulak – Ben Chiarot
Joel Edmundson – Jeff Petry
Alexander Romanov – Jon Merrill
Jake Allen – Cayden Primeau
Erik Gustafsson, Alex Belzile
Michael Frolik, Joseph Blandisi, Charlie Lindgren, Michael Pezzetta, Joel Teasdale
Brendan Gallagher (hand), Carey Worth (concussion), Paul Byron (lower-body), Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed), Shea Weber (upper-body), Phillip Danault (concussion)
Habs Twitter is an odd place at the very best of occasions, nevertheless it’s turn out to be a little bit extra peculiar recently. There was a number of cheering for losses — cheering for the Jets, Flames and Canucks to lose — and loads of confusion when these groups play one another. ‘Who can we need to lose extra?,’ is a query that has appeared repeatedly on social media.
Tonight, as Habs followers have been celebrating after watching their workforce lose in additional time to the Oilers, a blue examine marked account tweeted:
“We misplaced tonight however we by some means… gained? Habs will make the collection! I’ll by no means perceive Hockey.”
Sure, by advantage of a single level, the Canadiens have stumbled into the 2021 NHL playoffs regardless of falling sufferer to Connor McDavid in further time. ‘Stumbled’ isn’t too harsh a phrase, as Montreal has misplaced 4 straight video games and hasn’t gained in regulation since April thirtieth, but they locked up the final playoff place within the North division.
With the Oilers having nothing to play for, tonight’s sport was a reasonably awkward dance. Goaltenders Mikko Koskinen and Jake Allen appeared decided to outdo one another making ill-advised excursions out of the blue paint and giving up juicy rebounds.
Nevertheless it was the Canadiens third line that was charged with the accountability of shadowing Connor McDavid and his line. Whereas Jake Evans, Artturi Lehkonen and Paul Byron have been doing an efficient job defensively on McDavid, they determined to provide the offence as effectively. The trio scored all three Montreal targets and collectively recorded eight factors.
Evans and Lehkonen led the way in which with a objective and two assists every.
So Marc Bergevin has assembled a workforce that hardly certified for the playoffs beneath the particular circumstances of a pandemic for the second season in a row. In the beginning of the season, when the overall supervisor proudly crowed about his excessive expectations for his workforce, is that this what you bear in mind? No, me neither.
The Canadiens will observe at 11:30 am. on Tuesday at Brossard. The Habs will play their closing sport of the common season at residence towards the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.
▲ Jake Evans, Artturi Lehkonen, Paul Byron, Joel Edmundson, Jeff Petry
▼ John Merrill, Tomas Tatar, Alexander Romanov, Josh Anderson, Corey Perry
Take a look at the sport preview right here: Oilers @ Canadiens: One other Likelihood to Clinch