Tyler Toffoli – Nick Suzuki – Cole Caufield
Artturi Lehkonen – Phillip Danault – Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Josh Anderson
Joel Armia – Eric Staal – Corey Perry
Ben Chiarot – Shea Weber
Joel Edmundson – Jeff Petry
Erik Gustafsson – Jon Merrill
Carey Worth – Jake Allen
Tomas Tatar, Michael Frolik, Charlie Lindgren, Brett Kulak, Alexander Romanov
Alex Belzile, Laurent Dauphin, Lukas Vejdemo, Jesse Ylonen, Cale Fleury, Otto Leskinen, Xavier Ouellet, Cayden Primeau, Michael McNiven
Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed), Jake Evans (concussion)
It was a chaotic begin, and that was even earlier than the puck dropped at T-Cellular Area.
Eight Habs defencemen have been on the ice for the warm-up with Jeff Petry and Alexander Romanov not collaborating within the line rushes. With the staff again within the dressing room, the Montreal Canadiens tweeted the beginning lineup which included Brett Kulak. Romanov and Petry have been scratched in keeping with the staff.
However wait a minute. When the sport rosters have been posted by the NHL, Petry was in and Kulak was out. Was it gamesmanship at work?
Petry was enjoying with dislocated fingers in a modified glove and two closely bloodshot eyes. However his influence was felt within the sport instantly.
Petry has not performed properly within the playoffs however his presence within the lineup gave Luke Richardson 4 defencemen on which he might rely. And Petry did what he does properly: transfer the puck.
The Canadiens performed a powerful staff sport within the first interval with every line placing stress on the Knights. Nevertheless it was Montreal’s fourth line who opened the scoring with Joel Armia selecting up his fifth purpose of the playoffs. With three-and-a-half minutes left within the first interval, Petry created a scoring alternative with Tyler Toffoli’s mishit fooling Marc-Andre Fleury.
The ultimate 40 minutes belonged to the Golden Knights as they outshot Montreal 27-11. It was an fixed onslaught significantly within the last 5 minutes of the third interval the place they mounted immense stress. Carey Worth was sensational as soon as once more making 29 saves, together with 16 stops within the last body.
This sport belonged to the Canadiens veterans, those who made an additional attain to deflect a move, and who put bruised our bodies within the path to dam one other shot. Playoff video games can activate the smallest of performs that means every participant, significantly the Canadiens younger gamers, should give attention to executing each element of every shift.
Thursday is a journey day for each groups as they make their manner throughout three time zones. The Canadiens will host the Golden Knights on the Bell Centre on Friday night time with 3500 followers in attendance.
▲ Carey Worth, Shea Weber, Jeff Petry, Joel Edmundson, Tyler Toffoli, Corey Perry, Joel Armia, Artturi Lehkonen
▼ Jon Merrill, Erik Gustafsson, Nick Suzuki
Take a look at the sport preview right here: Canadiens @ Golden Knights: Being Consistent | HABS GAME 2 PREVIEW