Canadiens Put Golden Knights On Brink Of Stanley Cup Elimination
Zeeshan Mehtab 1 month ago Wed 23rd June 2021 | 10:40 AM
Los Angeles, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Jun, 2021 ) :Nick Suzuki had a goal and two assists and Carey price stopped 26 shots as the Montreal Canadiens moved to within one win of reaching the Stanley Cup finals with a 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Game six is scheduled for Thursday in Montreal.
Montreal are seeking to make it to the finals for the first time since they beat the Los Angeles Kings in five games in 1993.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Eric Staal and Cole Caufield also scored goals for the Canadiens in the win. Tyler Toffoli added two assists.
Max Pacioretty scored a goal and Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 22 saves for Vegas.
Kotkaniemi's fifth goal of the postseason opened the scoring at 8:45 of the first. He collected a rebound and backhanded the puck into an open net after Fleury made the initial save on Zach Whitecloud.
Montreal boosted their lead to 3-0 halfway through the second when 20-year-old Caufield scored on the power play.
Pacioretty trimmed the margin to 3-1 with his fifth goal of the postseason early in the third.
Montreal assistant Luke Richardson once again took over head coaching duties after Dominique Ducharme tested positive for Covid-19 before game three.