Canadiens Weekly: April 25th-May 1st

Welcome to another edition of a Montreal Canadiens Weekly recap

Game Recaps

April 26th: Montreal Canadiens at Calgary Flames

Game Recap:

In Calgary the Montreal Canadiens would come to town to face the Flames. In the first period both teams would trade tallies as Shea Weber would score for the Habs, and Elias Lindholm would score for the Flames. Then in the second period Tyler Toffoli would score to give the Canadiens the 2-1 victory.

Game Line-ups:

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
9:59MTLPPShea Weber (6)Tomas Tatar (20), Jeff Petry (22)
12:17CGYPPElias Lindholm (15)Johnny Gaudreau (20), Andrew Mangiapane (13)
2nd Period
18:05MTLEVTyler Toffoli (25)Joel Armia (7), Nick Suzuki (20)
3rd Period
MTLEVNo GoalsNo Assists
CGYEVNo GoalsNo Assists

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
8:44CGYDerek RyanTripping2 min
9:23CGYMark GiordanoTripping2 min
11:17MTLCorey PerryHigh Sticking2 min
2nd Period
19:17MTLBen ChiarotHolding2 min
3rd Period
7:43CGYMark GiordanoHooking2 min
11:41MTLTyler ToffoliTripping2 min

Game Statistics:

1st Period StatsMTLCGY2nd Period StatsMTLCGY3rd Period StatsMTLCGY
Faceoffs6/126/12Faceoffs14/2814/28Faceoffs23/4825/48
Power Play1/21/1Power Play1/21/2Power Play1/31/3
Shots56Shots1314Shots2422
Hits511Hits915Hits1117

Game Highlights:


April 28th: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens

Game Recap:

In a Original Six rivalry match-up, the Toronto Maple Leafs look to clinch a spot in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a victory over arch-rival Montreal. In the first, William Nylander strikes early to give the Maple Leafs the 1-0 lead. Auston Matthews will then notch his 35th goal on the year to give Toronto the 2-0 lead. In the second, Jake Muzzin nets his third of the year as the Maple Leafs take the commanding 3-0 lead. Montreal responds with a goal by Nick Suzuki, his 10th on the year, to bring the Habs within two. In the third, Adam Brooks nets his third to give the Maple Leafs the 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Game Line-ups:

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
1:38TORPPWilliam Nylander (15)Mitch Marner (43), Morgan Rielly (27)
8:44TOREVAuston Matthews (35)Nick Foligno (12), Morgan Rielly (28)
2nd Period
6:27TOREVJake Muzzin (3)Jason Spezza (15), Joe Thornton (11)
15:15MTLEVNick Suzuki (10)Jeff Petry (23), Joel Edmundson (10)
3rd Period
8:15TOREVAdam Brooks (3)Jason Spezza (16), Justin Holl (16)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
0:59MTLTyler ToffoliTripping2 min
5:45TORJoe ThorntonTripping2 min
2nd Period
3:10MTLJonathon MerrillHooking2 min
3rd Period
4:48TORAlex GalchenyukHigh Sticking2 min
12:05MTLJeff PetryHolding2 min

Game Statistics:

1st Period StatsTORMTL2nd Period StatsTORMTL3rd Period StatsTORMTL
Faceoffs3/1613/16Faceoffs13/3825/38Faceoffs18/5335/53
Power Play1/10/1Power Play1/20/1Power Play1/30/2
Shots711Shots1824Shots2933
Hits912Hits1422Hits2429

Game Highlights:


April 30th: Winnipeg Jets at Montreal Canadiens

Game Recap:

In Montreal the Winnipeg Jets and Canadiens would do battle for playoff positioning in the North Division. In the first period Paul Stastny would score to give the Jets the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Trevor Lewis would net a pair for the Jets, but goals from Nick Suzuki, Artturi Lehkonen, and Joel Armia would tie the game at three for the Habs. In the third period Suzuki would net his second of the game and Tyler Toffoli would seal the deal as the Canadiens would win 5-3.

Game Line-ups:

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
18:25WPGEVPaul Stastny (13)Dylan DeMelo (6), Blake Wheeler (25)
2nd Period
2:20WPGEVTrevor Lewis (4)Jansen Harkins (1)
4:58MTLEVNick Suzuki (11)Unassisted
11:47WPGEVTrevor Lewis (5)Unassisted
13:44MTLEVArtturi Lehkonen (5)Ben Chiarot (5), Jake Evans (7)
18:14MTLPPJoel Armia (7)Nick Suzuki (21), Tyler Toffoli (12)
3rd Period
15:10MTLPPNick Suzuki (12)Jeff Petry (24), Corey Perry (10)
18:37MTLENTyler Toffoli (26)Phillip Danault (19)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
13:09WPGMason AppletonTripping2 min
2nd Period
8:17MTLNick SuzukiHooking2 min
17:13WPGJosh MorrisseyHolding2 min
3rd Period
12:36MTLServed by Corey PerryToo Many Men on the Ice2 min
13:55WPGPaul StastnyHigh Sticking2 min

Game Statistics:

1st Period StatsWPGMTL2nd Period StatsWPGMTL3rd Period StatsWPGMTL
Faceoffs3/1613/16Faceoffs13/3825/38Faceoffs18/5335/53
Power Play0/00/1Power Play0/11/2Power Play0/22/3
Shots813Shots1626Shots2235
Hits811Hits1721Hits2727

Game Highlights:


May 1st: Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens

Game Recap:

In Montreal the Canadiens would host the Ottawa Senators, and after a scoreless first period Tim Stutzle would score to give the Sens the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Thomas Chabot would score for the Sens,but goals from Jeff Petry and Tyler Toffoli would tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Cole Caufield would net his first career NHL goal and give the Canadiens the 3-2 victory.

Game Line-ups:

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
OTTNo GoalsNo Assists
MTLNo GoalsNo Assists
2nd Period
14:52OTTEVTim Stützle (9)Artem Zub (8), Colin White (7)
3rd Period
5:51OTTEVThomas Chabot (6)Evgenii Dadonov (7), Shane Pinto (3)
8:12MTLEVJeff Petry (12)Tyler Toffoli (13)
14:25MTLPPTyler Toffoli (27)Nick Suzuki (22), Corey Perry (11)
Overtime
2:25MTLEVCole Caufield (1)Jeff Petry (25), Jake Evans (8)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
OTTNo PlayersNo Penalties
MTLNo PlayersNo Penalties
2nd Period
1:38OTTErik BrannstromSlashing2 min
9:11OTTJoshua NorrisFighting5 min
9:11MTLAlexander RomanovFighting5 min
19:08MTLServed by Corey PerryToo Many Men on the Ice2 min
3rd Period
0:20MTLPhillip DanaultHigh Sticking2 min
10:21OTTShane PintoHooking2 min
13:36OTTNikita ZaitsevCross Checking2 min

Game Statistics:

1st Period StatsOTTMTL2nd Period StatsOTTMTL
Faceoffs2/97/9Faceoffs6/2317/23
Power Play0/00/0Power Play0/10/1
Shots98Shots2018
Hits711Hits1423
3rd Period StatsOTTMTLOvertime StatsOTTMTL
Faceoffs16/4428/44Faceoffs16/4529/45
Power Play0/21/3Power Play0/21/3
Shots2336Shots2339
Hits2427Hits2427

Game Highlights:


Weekly Analysis

Montreal would have a much better week, going 3-1-0 and remain in fourth place in the North Division and on their way to the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. The penalties were not as bad this week and they did much better getting shots off during all games this week.

Going into the last few games of the regular season, Montreal needs to do exactly what they did during the last week and then if they do that, they’ll be okay.


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