Hello, once again Ladies and Gentleman! Today we are going to take a look at the Montreal Canadiens final week of the 2021-2022 season
Montreal went 2-1-0 on the week to finish arguably the worst season in the 100+ year history of the franchise with a 22-49-11 (55 pts) season.
Sunday, April 24th, 2022: Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens
Game Recap: In the final matchup between these two long time rivals, the Bruins and Canadiens faceoff in Sunday night action, following a emotional tribute for the life and career of Guy Lafleur In the first period, Boston takes the 1-0 lead with Patrice Bergeron’s 21st of the year and then the Bruins take the 2-0 lead when Erik Haula strikes on the penalty shot with his 16th of the year. In the second period, Montreal gets on the board when Josh Anderson scores his 19th of the year on a power play. Boston takes the 3-1 lead when Erik Haula scores his second of the contest and then the B’s take the three goal lead when Charlie McAvoy scores his 10th of the year. In the third period, Mike Hoffman nets his 13th of the year on the power play, to cut the Bruins lead in half and then Nick Suzuki scores his 21st of the year to bring the Habs within a goal. Boston then secures the win after Patrice Bergeron scores an empty net goal, his second goal of the night, to give the Bruins the 5-3 win over the Canadiens.
Areas to Focus On Going Into Next Contest: Try to get more shots off.
Next Contest: Wednesday, April 28th, 2022 at New York Rangers
Wednesday, April 28th, 2022: Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers
Game Recap: In the Big Apple, these two Original Six franchises face off for the final time this season. In the first period, Montreal takes the 1-0 lead with Ryan Poehling’s ninth of the year. In the second, Ryan Reaves nets his fifth of the year to tie the game but Montreal re-takes the lead when Jeff Petry scores his fifth of the year. In the third, Frank Vatrano scores his 18th of the year to tie the game for New York once again but then the Habs take the lead once more when Mike Hoffman scores his 14th of the year. Then, Ryan Strome scores his 21st of the year with the Rangers being shorthanded but then Jeff Petry nets his second of the night to give the Canadiens the 4-3 win over the Rangers.
Areas to Focus On Going Into Next Contest: Keep striking while the iron is hot.
Next Contest: Friday, April 29th, 2022 vs. Florida Panthers
Friday, April 29th, 2022: Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens
Game Recap: In the final game of Montreal’s season, the Canadiens host the Panthers, who are also playing in their final game on the season. In the first period, Jordan Harris gets the Canadiens on the board with his first career NHL goal and then the Habs take the 2-0 lead with Mike Hoffman’s 15th of the year. Montreal then takes the 3-0 lead when Cole Caufield scores his 21st of the year and then Brendan Gallagher scores a power play goal, his seventh of the year, to give the Canadiens the 4-0 lead. Florida then gets on the board when Ben Chiarot scores a power play goal of his own, his seventh of the year. In the second, Cole Caufield nets his second of the game to give the Habs the four goal lead again and then Mathieu Perreault scores his fourth of the year to make it a 6-1 Montreal lead. Jake Evans then strikes with his 13th of the year to give the Habs the six goal lead, followed by Christian Dvorak scoring his 11th to make it a 8-1 Montreal lead. In the third, Cole Caufield completes the hat trick and then Tyler Pitlick scores his first of the year and his first as a Montreal Canadien, to give the Habs a comfortable 10-1 lead. Nick Acciari then scores his third of the year for Florida but the Canadiens go on to drub the Panthers with the 10-2 win.
Areas to Focus On Going Into Next Contest: With drubbing of the Panthers, the season ended on a high note. After the grueling season, the focus now comes on a summer to rehab and get the mind clear.
Next Contest: 2022-2023 Season Opener
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