HomeNHLMaple Leafs @ Canadiens: Price, KK Force Game 7 | HABS GAME 6 RECAP | All Habs Hockey Magazine
Maple Leafs @ Canadiens: Price, KK Force Game 7 | HABS GAME 6 RECAP | All Habs Hockey Magazine
May 30, 2021
Tyler Toffoli – Nick Suzuki – Cole Caufield
Jake Evans – Phillip Danault – Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Josh Anderson
Joel Armia – Eric Staal – Corey Perry
Ben Chiarot – Shea Weber
Joel Edmundson – Jeff Petry
Brett Kulak – Erik Gustafsson
Carey Value – Jake Allen
Tomas Tatar, Michael Frolik, Alexander Romanov, Charlie Lindgren
Alex Belzile, Laurent Dauphin, Lukas Vejdemo, Jesse Ylonen, Cale Fleury, Otto Leskinen, Xavier Ouellet, Cayden Primeau, Michael McNiven
Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed), Jon Merrill (undisclosed), Artturi Lehkonen (undisclosed)
It has been 444 days for the reason that final time followers appeared on the Bell Centre. Simply 2500 spectators had been within the constructing for sport six however their impression was rapid. Accompanying Diane Bibeau on the organ to proudly sing the Canadian anthem, the followers did their half by filling the world with emotion.
The emotion propelled the Canadiens to file the primary eight photographs of the sport dominating the Leafs for the primary 5 minutes. When Josh Anderson took the primary penalty 1:57 into the primary interval, the photographs had been 6-0 for the Habs. And Montreal had a number of extra probabilities whereas short-handed.
The energized Canadiens managed the play for the primary half of the body however had been unable to attain, which is one thing Habs followers have heard earlier than.
The Maple Leafs pushed again within the final 5 minutes however Carey Value was excellent. First Value made an excellent glove save on a Mitch Marner shot that modified instructions off the boot of Jeff Petry. (This might be the primary incidence of a play that might re-appear within the third interval.) Then Value made sensible pad save on a one-timer from Nick Foligno with simply 30 seconds remaining within the first interval.
Value leads the best way
The cease left the Bell Centre devoted chanting CA-REY! CA-REY! Followers had been again, Value had stood tall as soon as once more, and it was a Saturday night time playoff sport between the Leafs and Canadiens. What may very well be higher?
The second interval was fairly bodily and performed a lot tighter ending with six photographs for every group. Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin left with an obvious groin damage and didn’t return to the sport.
However as the sport moved ahead, the Canadiens had been all the way down to 4 defencemen as Dominique Ducharme misplaced belief within the third pairing of Erik Gustafsson and Brett Kulak. The 2 depth D-men performed simply six minutes every in a sport that lasted greater than 75 minutes. Gustafsson performed simply 4:30 at even power.
Stapling the third-pair to the bench put an infinite burden on the top-four defencemen with Shea Weber logging 37:09 of icetime. Ben Chiarot and Jeff Petry had been within the 35-minute vary whereas Joel Edmundson had 28:38 of icetime. This led to pricey giveaways by Edmundson and Chiarot.
After Corey Perry had give the Canadiens a 2-0 lead on two power-play objectives, it was Petry’s stick and skate that redirected pucks behind Value which took the sport to additional time.
In additional time, the sport was totally dominated by Toronto. Photographs within the additional body had been 13-2 for the Maple Leafs. For the ultimate 34:45 of the sport, Toronto outshot Montreal 28-10. It was a fully spectacular efficiency by Carey Value.
It is vitally laborious to consider that Jesperi Kotkaniemi spent the primary sport within the press field. Kotkaniemi is the Canadiens main scorer with three objectives in 5 video games. The 20-year-old has seven objectives in 15 profession playoff video games.
The Canadiens have pushed this sequence to a seventh sport principally because of the play of Carey Value. The 2 groups will resolve who strikes on to spherical two on Monday night time in Toronto.