Ice hockey – NHL (play-offs): Montreal does not stop, Las Vegas is relaunching


Aurélie SACCHELLI, Media365, published on Saturday 05 June 2021 at 08:57

Montreal now leads 2-0 in its series against Winnipeg after its 1-0 victory with the Jets. For its part, Las Vegas returns to 1-2 in its series against Colorado after winning 3-2 at home.

Fifth straight victory for Montreal! Since being led 3-1 by Toronto in the first round, the Canadians are unbeatable, and they now lead 2-0 against Winnipeg in the second round, after two away wins! Faced with the Jets who had yet finished ahead of them in the regular season (third against fourth), The Canadiens won 1-0 in Game 2 on Friday thanks to a goal signed by Tyler Toffoli in the 22nd minute of play, outnumbered following the exit for two minutes by Paul Byron, and 30 saves by their goalkeeper Carey Price (23 for Connor Hellebuyck on the Jets side). The two teams will now take the road to Montreal, for two games on Sunday and Monday, where the Canadians will have the opportunity to conclude.

Las Vegas did not give up

In the other game of the night, Las Vegas had more of an interest in winning against Colorado by falling 2-0 after two away games, and the Golden Knights did it, with a 3-2 victory to come back. to 1-2 in the series between the top two in the West Division. After a scoreless first third, the score was 1-1 at the end of the second, after goals from William Karlsson (25th) for Las Vegas and Carl Soderberg (27th) on an assist from French Pierre-Edouard Bellemare for Colorado. Then the Avalanche took the lead thanks to a goal from Mikko Rantanen in the 46th, before the Nevada players turn things around in the last six minutes, with goals from Jonathan Marchessault (55th) and Max Pacioretty (26th). The Golden Knights got hot, but they’re still alive in this series!

NHL / PLAY-OFFS 2021
2nd round

North Division
Winnipeg Jets (3) – Montreal Canadiens (4): 0-2
Match 1 – Winnipeg Jets – Montreal Canadiens : 3-5
Match 2 – Winnipeg Jets – Montreal Canadiens : 0-1
Match 3: Montreal Canadiens – Winnipeg Jets June 6
Match 4: Montreal Canadiens – Winnipeg Jets June 7
Match 5 (if necessary): Winnipeg Jets – Montreal Canadiens on June 9
Match 6 (if necessary): Montreal Canadiens – Winnipeg Jets June 11
Match 7 (if necessary): Winnipeg Jets – Montreal Canadiens on June 13

West Division
Colorado Avalanche (1) – Las Vegas Golden Knights (2): 2-1
Match 1 –Colorado Avalanche – Las Vegas Golden Knights: 7-1
Match 2 – Colorado Avalanche – Las Vegas Golden Knights: 3-2 (ap)
Match 3 – Las Vegas Golden Knights – Colorado Avalanche: 3-2
>>> Stats of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (COL): 11 minutes of play, 1 assist, 2 shots on goal, 1 blocked shot
Match 4: Las Vegas Golden Knights – Colorado Avalanche June 6
Match 5 : Colorado Avalanche – Las Vegas Golden Knights June 8
Match 6 (if necessary) : Las Vegas Golden Knights – Colorado Avalanche June 10
Match 7 (if necessary) : Colorado Avalanche – Las Vegas Golden Knights June 12

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