Toffoli scores series winning goal in OT Featured

Tuesday, 08 June 2021 04:40 Written by  Published in Game Stories
Montreal, PQ (NHN)-Tyler Toffoli scored 1:39 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens downed the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 and completed a 4-0 series sweep in the North Division final.

Toffoli one timed a cross-crease feed from Cole Caufield to score his 4th goal of the playoffs and register the series winning goal.

Toffoli also had an assist on Montreal's first goal.

Erik Gustafsson and Artturi Lehkonen also scored for the Canadiens, who won their 7th straight playoff game.

Nick Suzuki had a pair of assists for Montreal.

Carey Price stopped 14 shots for Montreal, who will face the winner of the Colorado Avalanche/Vegas Golden Knights series which is tied at two games apiece.

Logan Stanley scored twice for the Jets, who were missing No. 1 centre Mark Schiefele, who was suspended for four games for charging Jake Evans in game one.

Connor Hellebuyck made 39 saves for Winnipeg.


NOTES-Montreal D Jeff Petry did not play after suffering an upper body injury in game 3 and was replaced by Alexander Romanov who made his Stanley Cup playoff debut.

Philip Paul-Martin

A well rounded journalist with experience in both print and broadcast mediums, Philip has written news stories with impact, broken national news while at the CBC, anchored radio news and hosted talk show radio. His coverage includes feature writing, game stories and more in-depth pieces during the off-season as well as writing about the National Hockey League and the Winnipeg Jets. He calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home.