Game 4 of the series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets took place tonight in Montreal. The Canadiens are looking to close out the series and complete the sweep against the Jets, while Winnipeg is looking to win to be able to fight another day. Here’s how the two teams would line up:
It would take just about half of the period before we would get the first goal of the game. It would be the home team Canadiens who would score first. The goal coming from Erik Gustafsson, his first goal of the playoffs, and his first goal with the Montreal Canadiens. A blast from the point would beat Hellebuyck. The assists on the play would come from Nick Suzuki and Tyler Toffoli.
The Canadiens would double their lead before the end of the period. The goal being tallied by Artturi Lehkonen, his second goal of the playoffs. A turnover by the Jets would land on the stick of Brendan Gallagher, he would set the pass up to Brett Kulak, who would float a shot that got deflected by Lehkonen and past Hellebuyck.
It would be a fast start by the Jets to try and get back in the game. They would find the breakthrough and cut the Canadiens lead in half. The goal scored by Logan Stanley, his first goal of the playoffs. A beautiful shot that would beat Carey Price high over the blocker side. The assists on the play would come from Jordie Benn and Kyle Connor.
4 minutes later, the Jets would tie up the game, and officially erase the early 2 goal deficit. It would be Logan Stanley once again, his second goal of the game, and second goal of the playoffs. A slap shot on the right side would beat Carey Price again, this time over his glove hand. The assists on the play would come from Kyle Connor, his second point of the game, and Mason Appleton. The period would end with both teams tied up at 2.
In the third period, the game would get tighter, as both teams would trade chances at both ends of the ice. There were 19 total shots in the period, 14 for the Canadiens and just 5 for the Jets. There was no scoring in the period, as Carey Price and Connor Hellebuyck. The game would need to head to overtime.
It was a very quick overtime, as a little over a minute and a half into the extra session, it would be Tyler Toffoli who would score the game winner, and the series winner. It’s the fourth goal of the playoffs for Toffoli, who was wide open on the back door and put the puck in the net. The assists on the play came from Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki. The Canadiens complete the sweep of the series and advance to the semifinals.