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Oilers @ Canadiens: NHL Debut for Ylonen | HABS PREVIEW | All Habs Hockey Magazine
May 12, 2021
A Look Again
The Habs bought the achieved job securing a degree clinching a playoff berth the place they’ll play their largest rival within the first spherical, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Habs did find yourself shedding the sport however like tonight’s recreation the Habs and Oilers are each making ready for the submit season.
Final recreation: MTL 3 EDM 4 (OT)
For an entire recreation recap: Oilers @ Canadiens: Playoffs Regardless of Loss
Gamers to Watch
Jake Evans Evans effort final recreation might need secured him a spot on the roster through the submit season. Evans is aware of Brendan Gallagher is coming again and he must maintain this tempo as much as not be the wholesome scratch.
Cole Caufield The Habs ought to unleash Caufield tonight. It’s a nothing recreation for the Habs and the younger gamers must be given the additional ice time.
Eric Staal Staal may very well be the thirteenth ahead and he is aware of it, whereas his play has been higher these days he is aware of he must earn his spot and he’s bought one recreation left to try this.
Keys to Victory
Keep wholesome Each groups are going to need to finish the season on a a optimistic observe but when we’re being trustworthy each groups can’t look ahead to the sport to be over and simply hope nobody will get harm.
Ship a message Whereas the Habs know they’ve a tricky process within the Leafs, there’s a superb likelihood the Oilers would be the crew they’d see in the event that they attain the second spherical and so they should allow them to comprehend it gained’t be straightforward.
Win particular groups Engaged on the particular groups to the tip season can’t harm because the Habs haven’t been nice at each the power-play and penalty-kill all season.
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC | Could 12, 5:00 PM ET | TV: TSN2, ESPN+, RDS
“I really feel very snug right here and really a lot at residence. Getting traded for the primary time was a brand new expertise, particularly throughout a pandemic. That doesn’t make issues any simpler. However, the way in which the group has handled me, the way in which the boys have welcomed me with open arms, and the way in which we needed to grind by means of this robust yr actually introduced lots of people collectively. I really feel assured right here. It’s been unlucky with out the followers since you don’t get the complete Montreal expertise, however I’m envisioning the very best I can carrying the purple jersey at residence when the Bell Centre is packed. It’s been a enjoyable first yr.”
Projected Forwards, Protection and Goaltenders (topic to vary)
Document: 0-0-0 GAA: 0.00 Sv%: .000 SO: 0 Alternate: Mikko Koskinen
Document: 1-2-0 GAA: 4.23 Sv%: .859 SO: 0 Alternate: Charlie Lindgren
This recreation has no affect on the standings and the Habs are locked into play the Leafs in spherical one. Ending the season on a optimistic observe can do wonders for a crew heading into the playoffs.
If the Habs wrestle to win a nothing recreation they’ll have a impolite awakening verse the Leafs when the video games matter greater than something.