The Canadiens didn’t have much time to celebrate their first-round victory over Toronto, they’re already in Winnipeg where their second round series with the Jets will kick-off tomorrow at 7:30. Can they surprise the Jets as well?
The Habs took the first game with a 5-3 win, but lost Jake Evans thanks to a vicious hit courtesy of Mark Scheifele.
After last night’s hit on Jake Evans, social media was rife with opinions, some calling for harsh punishment while others kept repeating this was a hockey play. Today, we should know what the Department of Player Safety thinks.
The verdict is out, Scheifele will miss the next 4 games.
Carey Price and Connor Hellebuyck gave us a goalie duel tonight and it took nothing short of perfection for Price to lead the Habs to a 1-0 win and a 2-0 series lead.
Less than a month ago, the Habs stumbled into the playoffs and looked like they would be an easy pray for the North Division champions. Fast forward to today and this same team has won its last 5 games, what changed?
The Canadian team that makes it out of the North Division will be able to travel to the USA for the third and perhaps, fourth round.
The Canadiens won a 6th game in a row tonight and now have a 3-0 stronghold on their 2nd round series against the Winnipeg Jets.
Connor Hellebuyck tried as hard as he could, but his teammates didn’t, and the Canadiens swept the Jets with a 3-2 overtime win.
On May 27, prior to game 5 against the Leafs and after Canadiens’ interim head coach Dominique Ducharme had announced that Gustafsson would be inserted in the line-up, I started writing a blog in readiness of what I thought of what was a foregone conclusion that night, the Habs elimination.
On April 28, the Canadiens announced that Jonathan Drouin was taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team without making the reason for it clear. Nearly 6 weeks later, we’ve not heard anything about a possible return.
The Canadiens are now back on the ice training for the Stanley Cup semi-final.
The die is cast, the Canadiens will take on the Vegas Golden Knights and their former captain Max Pacioretty in the 3rd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Montreal’s General Manager spoke to the press this morning prior to his team’s departure for Las Vegas, his message was clear: we’re happy but not satisfied, we’re halfway there.