Tomas Tatar, Michael Frolik, Charlie Lindgren, Brett Kulak, Alexander Romanov
Alex Belzile, Laurent Dauphin, Lukas Vejdemo, Jesse Ylonen, Cale Fleury, Otto Leskinen, Xavier Ouellet, Cayden Primeau, Michael McNiven
Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed), Jake Evans (concussion)
It was a chaotic begin, and that was even earlier than the puck dropped at T-Cell Enviornment.
Eight Habs defencemen had been on the ice for the warm-up with Jeff Petry and Alexander Romanov not collaborating within the line rushes. With the workforce again within the dressing room, the Montreal Canadiens tweeted the beginning lineup which included Brett Kulak. Romanov and Petry had been scratched in line with the workforce.
However wait a minute. When the sport rosters had been posted by the NHL, Petry was in and Kulak was out. Was it gamesmanship at work?
Petry was enjoying with dislocated fingers in a modified glove and two closely bloodshot eyes. However his impression was felt within the sport instantly.
Petry has not performed nicely within the playoffs however his presence within the lineup gave Luke Richardson 4 defencemen on which he might rely. And Petry did what he does nicely: transfer the puck.
The Canadiens performed a powerful workforce sport within the first interval with every line placing strain on the Knights. But it surely was Montreal’s fourth line who opened the scoring with Joel Armia selecting up his fifth purpose of the playoffs. With three-and-a-half minutes left within the first interval, Petry created a scoring alternative with Tyler Toffoli’s mishit fooling Marc-Andre Fleury.
The ultimate 40 minutes belonged to the Golden Knights as they outshot Montreal 27-11. It was an fixed onslaught significantly within the ultimate 5 minutes of the third interval the place they mounted immense strain. Carey Value was sensational as soon as once more making 29 saves, together with 16 stops within the ultimate body.
This sport belonged to the Canadiens veterans, those who made an additional attain to deflect a move, and who put bruised our bodies within the path to dam one other shot. Playoff video games can activate the smallest of performs which means every participant, significantly the Canadiens younger gamers, should give attention to executing each element of every shift.
Thursday is a journey day for each groups as they make their means throughout three time zones. The Canadiens will host the Golden Knights on the Bell Centre on Friday evening with 3500 followers in attendance.
▲ Carey Value, Shea Weber, Jeff Petry, Joel Edmundson, Tyler Toffoli, Corey Perry, Joel Armia, Artturi Lehkonen
▼ Jon Merrill, Erik Gustafsson, Nick Suzuki
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