News – NHL: Montreal did the impossible, the Isles equalize

NHL, Play-offs, 1/2 section finals « Best-of-seven« , (31.05.2021) :

Toronto – Montreal : 1 – 3 (0-0 0-2 1-1)
Montreal wins its series by 4 to 3

NHL, Play-offs, Section Finals « Best-of-seven« , (31.05.2021) :

Boston – NY Islanders : 3 – 4 ap (1-0 0-3 1-0)
There is a tie 1-1 in the series

Notes :

Canada has had one of their hottest nights in hockey in a long time … But after an unlikely streak between two rivals and as the Canadiens were on the brink of being trapped 3-1 in the series, Montreal won in their 7th game and advance to the 2nd round. Immediately after the game, hundreds of fans gathered in massive numbers in downtown Montreal to celebrate the Canadiens’ victory.

This is the third time in its history that the Canadian has closed a 1-3 in a series to win. The first was in 2004 against the Bruins and the second, in 2010 against the Capitals.

Montreal training has its hero: often contested this season, it is nevertheless Carey Price, in a state of grace, which put the finishing touches on the Canadiens’ historic comeback, with a performance of 30 saves (.968). While guarding the fort, his teammates scored three consecutive goals and it wasn’t until 1’36  » from the last siren that Price was beaten by William Nylander. Obviously, he won the 1st star of the game.

After a little animated first twenty, Brendan Gallagher and Corey perry in power-play in the 2nd period and finally Tyler Toffoli, with an empty goal 2’38  » from the end, were the Montreal scorers.

Two of Toronto’s big stars, Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner, have been neutralized, or nearly so, since Game 2. Last night again, they didn’t have much room to speak.

Montreal’s next opponent will be the Winnipeg Jets, starting Wednesday. The whole team left immediately in this direction.

The Islanders held off the Bruins and ended up winning 4-3 in overtime thanks to Casey cizikas, who scored after a 15-minute overtime after a well-rounded breakaway.

Yet it was the Bostonians who had opened the brand by Charlie coyle in the 3rd minute already, but the Islanders created a 3-1 lead having replied three times in the middle third, including two times in power-play by Josh Bailey, Kyle Palmieri and Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

However, the captain of the Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, then Brad Marchand took turns scoring in the 2nd half of the 3rd third to tie the score at 3-3 and making overtime inevitable.

The Guardian Semyon Varlamov made 38 saves in the win, compared to 30 for Tuukka Rask. Varlamov thus signs his first victory in the playoffs this season, after losing two games against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round and being replaced by Ilya Sorokin.

The series is now tied 1-1 with the next game being Thursday at the Nassau Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, home of the Islanders.

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