Canadiens Weekly: May 9th-May 12th

Welcome to the final weekly recap of Montreal Canadiens hockey.

With the end of the regular season now in the books and the Canadiens going to the postseason to faceoff against the Toronto Maple Leafs, let’s take a look at the final two games of the Montreal Canadiens regular season.

Monday, May 10: Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens


Game Recap:

In Montreal the Canadiens need just one standing point to clinch the final playoff spot in the North Division as they take on the Edmonton Oilers. In the first period Jake Evans would open the scoring for the Habs, but goals from James Neal and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would give the Oilers the 2-1 lead. In the second period both teams would trade tallies as Paul Byron would score for the Habs, and Dominik Kahun for the Oilers to keep Edmonton in the lead. Then in the third period Artturi would score for the Canadiens to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime, but it would be Connor McDavid with his 33rd of the season to give the Oilers the 4-3 victory.


Scoring Summary:

1st Period:

9:32MTLEVJake Evans (3)Artturi Lehkonen (5), Paul Byron (11)
9:52EDMEVJames Neal (5)Ryan McLeod (1), Alex Chiasson (6)
13:29EDMEVRyan Nugent-Hopkins (15)Kailer Yamamoto (13), Leon Draisaitl (50)

2nd Period:

5:56MTLEVPaul Byron (5)Artturi Lehkonen (6), Jake Evans (9)
9:26EDMEVDominik Kahun (8)Connor McDavid (69), Caleb Jones (4)

3rd Period:

13:04MTLEVArtturi Lehkonen (7)Jake Evans (10), Ben Chiarot (6)

Overtime:

2:42EDMEVConnor McDavid (33)Leon Draisaitl (51)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period:

3:38EDMKailer YamamotoTripping2 min
17:25MTLJoel ArmiaDelay of Game-Puck over Glass2 min

2nd Period:

3:43EDMJames NealTripping2 min
MTLNo PlayersNo Penalties

3rd Period:

EDMNo PlayersNo Penalties
MTLNo PlayersNo Penalties

Overtime:

EDMNo PlayersNo Penalties
MTLNo PlayersNo Penalties

Game Statistics:

1st Period:

EDMMTL
Faceoffs13/207/20
Power Play0/10/1
Shots139
Hits128

2nd Period:

EDMMTL
Faceoffs21/3514/35
Power Play0/10/2
Shots2618
Hits1816

3rd Period:

EDMMTL
Faceoffs31/5019/50
Power Play0/10/2
Shots3328
Hits2421

Overtime:

EDMMTL
Faceoffs33/5219/52
Power Play0/10/2
Shots3528
Hits2421

Game Highlights:


Wednesday, May 12: Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens


Game Recap:

In Montreal the Canadiens would host the Edmonton Oilers for an early evening matinee. In the first period Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki would score for the Habs, but goals from Alex Chiasson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would tie the game at two for the Oilers. In the second period Leon Draisaitl would score to give the Oilers the 3-2 lead, but in the third period Suzuki would net his second of the game to tie the game at three and send it to overtime. However, in the extra frame Dominik Kahun would score to give the Oilers the 4-3 victory.


Scoring Summary:

1st Period:

1:58MTLEVCole Caufield (4)Unassisted
8:35EDMEVAlex Chiasson (9)James Neal (5), Dmitry Kulikov (4)
9:58MTLSHNick Suzuki (14)Unassisted
10:53EDMPPRyan Nugent-Hopkins (16)Tyson Barrie (39), Connor McDavid (70)

2nd Period:

10:47EDMPPLeon Draisaitl (31)Alex Chiasson (7), Connor McDavid (71)

3rd Period:

8:22MTLEVNick Suzuki (15)Cole Caufield (1)

Overtime:

0:27EDMEVDominik Kahun (9)Leon Draisaitl (52), Tyson Barrie (40)

Penalty Summary:

1st Period:

9:45MTLBen ChiarotHigh Sticking2 min
EDMNo PlayersNo Penalties

2nd Period:

1:37MTLNick SuzukiCross Checking2 min
10:25MTLNick SuzukiHooking2 min
EDMNo PlayersNo Penalties

3rd Period:

16:23EDMJosh ArchibaldHooking2 min
MTLNo PlayersNo Penalties

Overtime:

EDMNo PlayersNo Penalties
MTLNo PlayersNo Penalties

Game Statistics:

1st Period:

EDMMTL
Faceoffs7/2013/20
Power Play1/10/0
Shots99
Hits115

2nd Period:

EDMMTL
Faceoffs13/3320/33
Power Play2/30/0
Shots1617
Hits1814

3rd Period:

EDMMTL
Faceoffs17/4326/43
Power Play2/30/1
Shots2128
Hits2619

Overtime:

EDMMTL
Faceoffs17/4427/44
Power Play2/30/1
Shots2229
Hits2620

Game Highlights:


Analysis:

Now with the regular season complete and the playoffs on the horizon, the Habs take on their arch rivals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

If Montreal expects to make any kind of noise, they need to come out full speed ahead and play complete games or they do not stand a chance.


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