Vegas Golden Knights @ Montreal Canadiens
Series tied 2-2
With a potential chance to go up 3-1 in the series, the Montreal Candiens hosted the Vegas Golden Knights in game four of this best of seven series. The first period was a scoreless one between the two teams. Montreal did have the better scoring chances as they especially outshot Vegas 11-4. Robin Lenher certainly was tested and stood his ground this period as he was playing in his first game in this series after backing up Marc Andre Fleury the previous games. Vegas had a hard time cracking through Montreal’s defense and were obviously limited to only four shots on goal.
Period two saw the shots a bit more even compared to the previous period. However, Montreal got on the scoreboard first as Paul Byron (mind you, was put on waivers three times this season) came up with another clutch playoff goal this postseason on a breakaway to give the Canadiens a 1-0 lead. Byron’s goal would stand as Montreal would lead the Golden Knights 1-0 going into the third period.
It was another close and nail biting type of game in the third period. Both teams were playing tight defensive hockey while both trying not to make any mistakes. Montreal was trying to hold on and add to the lead. Unfortunately for them, they couldn’t do so. At the 10:37 mark, defenseman Brayden McNaab would score his first goal of the playoffs as William Karlsson skated the puck around the back of the net and passed it to McNaab below the right face-off circle who would get the puck behind Carey Price to tie up the score. That goal would force sudden death overtime between these two times.
Nicolas Roy made this a very quick overtime by scoring the game winner a minute and eighteen seconds in to tie the series up 2-2. Roy would bury a rebound in after Max Pacioretty turned at the left face-off circle and threw the puck at the net where Roy on the second rebound shot got it to go behind Canadiens goalie Carey Price for the game winner. Vegas now looks to gain the series lead as they’ll host the Habs in game five back home at T-Mobile arena.
Vegas Golden Knights
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Next Up: Game 5- Montreal Canadiens @ Vegas Golden Knights 6/22/21 9pm EST