Canadiens Weekly: May 2nd-May 8th

Ladies and Gentleman , Boys and Girls, Welcome to the second to last Canadiens Weekly of the 2020-21 Campaign

Game Recaps

Monday, May 3rd: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens

Game Recap

In an Original Six match-up, the Canadiens look to keep their postseason hopes alive with a win over arch-rival Toronto. In the first Toronto takes the 1-0 lead when Morgan Rielly nets his fifth on the season. In the second, Montreal ties it up when Tyler Toffoli nets his 28th on the season and the Maple Leafs respond when Auston Matthews nets his 39th on the season to give Toronto the 2-1 lead. In the third, Phillip Danault nets his fifth to tie the game 2-2. In the overtime session, Montreal gets the 3-2 win when Cole Caufield nets the game winner, his second goal on the season.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
4:07TOREVMorgan Rielly (5)Alex Galchenyuk (7), William Nylander (23)
2nd Period
1:55MTLPPTyler Toffoli (28)Nick Suzuki (23), Jeff Petry (26)
17:21TOREVAuston Matthews (39)Jake Muzzin (18), Joe Thornton (13)
3rd Period
19:08MTLEVPhillip Danault (5)Nick Suzuki (24), Jeff Petry (27)
OT Period
4:43MTLEVCole Caufield (2)Jeff Petry (28), Nick Suzuki (25)

Penalty Summary

1st Period
9:27TORAlex GalchenyukHooking2 min
15:06TORWilliam NylanderInterference2 min
2nd Period
0:44TORNick FolignoTripping2 min
2:17MTLAlexander RomanovDelay of Game2 min
4:35MTLTyler ToffoliTripping2 min
3rd Period
1:06MTLJeff PetryHolding2 min
5:59TORWilliam NylanderTripping2 min
OT Period
TORNo PlayersNo Penalties
MTLNo PlayersNo Penalties

Game Statistics

1st Period StatsTORMTL
Faceoffs2/97/9
Power Play0/00/2
Shots98
Hits815
2nd Period StatsTORMTL
Faceoffs6/2317/23
Power Play0/21/3
Shots2018
Hits1523
3rd Period StatsTORMTL
Faceoffs16/4428/44
Power Play0/31/4
Shots2336
Hits1830
Overtime StatsTORMTL
Faceoffs16/4529/45
Power Play0/31/4
Shots2339
Hits1930

Game Highlights


May 5th: Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators

Game Recap

In Ottawa the Montreal Canadiens and the Senators would do battle. In the first period Shane Pinto would score his first career NHL goal for the Sens to take the lead, but Joel Edmundson would strike to tie the game for the Habs. Then in the second period Brady Tkachuk and Nick Paul would strike to give the Sens the two goal lead. In the third period Connor Brown and Alex Formenton would strike to give the Senators the 5-1 victory over the Canadiens.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
11:35OTTEVShane Pinto (1)Artem Zub (9), Erik Brannstrom (8)
19:28MTLEVJoel Edmundson (3)Tyler Toffoli (14), Nick Suzuki (26)
2nd Period
3:44OTTEVBrady Tkachuk (17)Joshua Norris (18), Erik Brannstrom (9)
19:52OTTEVNick Paul (5)Erik Brannstrom (10)
3rd Period
4:40OTTEVConnor Brown (19)Artem Zub (10), Chris Tierney (13)
10:19OTTEVAlex Formenton (4)Nick Paul (15), Colin White (8)

Penalty Summary

1st Period
MTLNo PlayersNo Penalties
OTTNo PlayersNo Penalties
2nd Period
1:31MTLJosh AndersonTripping2 min
12:55MTLJonathon MerrillRoughing2 min
3rd Period
6:01MTLJoel EdmundsonRoughing2 min
6:01OTTAlex FormentonRoughing2 min
16:04OTTColin WhiteTripping2 min

Game Statistics

1st Period StatsMTLOTT
Faceoffs12/2412/24
Power Play0/00/0
Shots1011
Hits1220
2nd Period StatsMTLOTT
Faceoffs16/4428/44
Power Play0/00/2
Shots1728
Hits2127
3rd Period StatsMTLOTT
Faceoffs28/6234/62
Power Play0/10/2
Shots3134
Hits3137

Game Highlights


May 6th: Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs

Game Recap

In Toronto the Maple Leafs would host the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period it would be all Leafs as they would get goals from Alex Galchenyuk, John Tavares, Pierre Engvall, and Mitch Marner to take the 4-0 lead. In the second period Cole Caufield would strike to get the Habs on the board. Then in the third period Artturi Lehkonen would strike for the Habs, but Auston Matthews 40th of the season would give the Leafs the 5-2 victory.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
0:16TOREVAlex Galchenyuk (5)William Nylander (24), John Tavares (30)
3:24TOREVJohn Tavares (18)Jake Muzzin (19)
10:38TOREVPierre Engvall (5)Jason Spezza (19), T.J. Brodie (13)
17:21TOREVMitch Marner (19)Joe Thornton (14), Rasmus Sandin (4)
2nd Period
13:30MTLEVCole Caufield (3)Corey Perry (12), Eric Staal (8)
3rd Period
3:04MTLEVArtturi Lehkonen (6)Tyler Toffoli (15), Jeff Petry (29)
15:41TOREVAuston Matthews (40)Mitch Marner (47), Jake Muzzin (20)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
5:18MTLJake EvansTripping2 min
19:47TORPierre EngvallInterference2 min
2nd Period
9:45MTLJoel EdmundsonCross Checking2 min
15:02TORT.J. BrodieHooking2 min
3rd Period
4:55TORAlex GalchenyukHigh Sticking2 min
17:25MTLCole CaufieldTripping2 min
17:25MTLCorey PerryRoughing2 min

Game Statistics:

1st Period StatsMTLTOR
Faceoffs5/1510/15
Power Play0/10/1
Shots915
Hits124
2nd Period StatsMTLTOR
Faceoffs13/3117/31
Power Play0/20//2
Shots1425
Hits299
3rd Period StatsMTLTOR
Faceoffs24/5430/54
Power Play0/30/4
Shots2135
Hits3714

Game Highlights:


May 8th: Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs

Game Recap:

In Toronto for Hockey Night in Canada the Maple Leafs would host the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period Brett Kulak would score to give the Habs the 1-0 lead. In the second period Nick Suzuki would score for the Habs, but goals from Pierre Engvall, William Nylander, and Mitch Marner would give the Leafs the 3-2 victory.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period
3:34MTLEVBrett Kulak (2)Alex Belzile (1)
2nd Period
0:31MTLEVNick Suzuki (13)Tyler Toffoli (16), Jeff Petry (30)
5:02TOREVPierre Engvall (6)Jason Spezza (20), Justin Holl (18)
13:36TOREVWilliam Nylander (17)John Tavares (31), Jake Muzzin (21)
16:33TOREVMitch Marner (20)Auston Matthews (25)
3rd Period
MTLEVNo GoalsNo Assists
TOREVNo GoalsNo Assists

Penalty Summary:

1st Period
12:30TORJustin HollTripping2 min
2nd Period
6:10TORMitch MarnerTripping2 min
19:29MTLJeff PetryCross Checking2 min
3rd Period
3:56TORWilliam NylanderTripping2 min
19:32MTLJeff PetryTripping2 min

Game Statistics:

1st Period StatsMTLTOR
Faceoffs5/1611/16
Power Play0/10/0
Shots74
Hits1514
2nd Period StatsMTLTOR
Faceoffs14/3622/36
Power Play0/20/1
Shots1714
Hits2224
3rd Period StatsMTLTOR
Faceoffs21/5635/56
Power Play0/30/2
Shots2326
Hits3227

Game Highlights:


Weekly Analysis:

At this point, I can’t say I’m shocked. Shots are there, the hits are there, but it’s all for naught. 1-3-0 on the week and while they are still mathematically alive in the playoffs, if they get to the post-season, the Habs are going to face off against Toronto and that’s going to smell trouble. With two games left, the Habs just need to play two complete games.


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