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), Jake Evans (concussion)
The Winnipeg Jets had been decided to set the tone by enjoying a powerful first interval. Carey Worth needed to be sharp as soon as once more. But it surely was the Canadiens fourth line that established the momentum early with a prolonged shift that maintained offensive strain within the Jets zone culminating with a purpose by Corey Perry. The opening marker was assisted by linemates Eric Staal and Joel Armia.
Quick forwarding to the midpoint of the sport, it was the relentless effort from an unheralded Hab as Artturi Lehkonen fought to place a unfastened puck behind Connor Hellebuyck. Since his return to the lineup, all Lehkonen has executed has setup the game-winner in sport 2 and rating the sport successful purpose tonight. That’s clutch.
But it surely was Joel Armia’s short-handed purpose within the second interval that took the wind out of the Jets sails. Armia added a second shortie within the waning minutes of the sport, giving him a three-point night time.
Carey Worth stopped all 25 of 26 photographs for a .963 save proportion on the night time. General, Worth has a .938 save proportion within the playoffs this season, tops within the NHL. In Winnipeg’s post-game media availability, Worth’s identify was talked about often by Jets shooters.
Pierre-Luc Dubois, ran into the primary centre place for the Jets, has been a dud on this collection for the Jets. It will need to have been a little bit unsettling for Marc Bergevin, who aggressively pursued Dubois, a Quebec native, at first of this season and on the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Dubois was booed by Bell Centre followers as he carried the puck up the ice within the third interval.
The Canadiens have now received six straight video games for the primary time since March 2017. Since sport 5 of spherical one, Montreal has by no means trailed. But, it seems some media are nonetheless having problem believing that the Canadiens are actual.
What the Habs are doing is extraordinarily spectacular in opposition to one workforce that did not have John Tavares and will play protection, and one other workforce that did not have Mark Scheifele and apparently can solely play protection when Dylan DeMelo is wholesome.
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) June 7, 2021
Tonight’s sport was the primary time in historical past that the Canadiens have performed within the Bell Centre within the month of June. Along with 2500 followers, Man Lafleur was in attendance with Yvan Cournoyer and Rejean Houle. The 2 groups are in motion once more on Monday night time because the Canadiens have an opportunity to shut out the collection.
▲ Carey Worth, Shea Weber, Joel Armia, Artturi Lehkonen, Ben Chiarot, Nick Suzuki, Corey Perry
▼ Brett Kulak, Josh Anderson
Take a look at the sport preview right here: Jets @ Canadiens: Bell Centre Power | HABS GAME 3 PREVIEW