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Games on Monday
The Islanders knotted the series in Game 4 and waged this tough battle – with increasing hostility! – a best-of-three affair. The Islanders are expected to bring the same lineup configuration back from their victory. Boston manager Bruce Cassidy may make some changes to his line-up. He said the line from Charlie Coyle With Nick Ritchie and Jake DeBrusk “Didn’t produce anything to be honest” and was there for the game-winning goal. But for the rest of his lineup, he’s just hoping for better results from his stars.
“I think some players will definitely be better just because they are good players and have had a free night. I think that will only happen because of their personality, not because of the circumstances,” he said. For example with David Pastrnak bury that next time
Pastrnak’s reaction to the post hit while the net was open pic.twitter.com/tGaZlnFuz6
– CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) June 6, 2021
Will the jets move from a sweep in the first round to a sweep in the second round? They will definitely do it if they play like they did in Game 3 and don’t find a bit of confidence in their game. “Right now they are an extremely confident team at what they do and they are getting results,” said Jets captain Blake Wheeler. “We’re on the other side of the pendulum right now. We don’t have a lot of confidence and scratch and scrape to find it. But Game 4 can turn everything upside down.” The Canadiens haven’t swept a series since they did the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round in 2014.
Because of last night
The Canadiens took full advantage of an absolute dud of a game of jets at both ends of the rink. Montreal scored the first three goals of the game from Corey Perry, Artturi clay tones and Joel Armia. Montreal missed 376-14 in one game, the fifth-longest streak in the history of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Jets were now limited to one goal and only scored 13 shots in the first two legs of the game. Carey Prize has made 26 saves and now has a savings rate of 0.938 and an average of 1.97 goals for the postseason. Complete summary
The Golden Knights found their bragging rights, completed the Avalanche and split that streak after successive home wins. Brandon Saad only opened the scoring for the Avalanche at 1:50, but after that it was all Vegas. Jonathan Marchessault had a hat trick and Max Pacioretty scored his second goal in two games. Marc-Andre Fleury made 17 saves which is another way of saying he only had 18 shots from Colorado. The top line of the Avalanche with Nathan MacKinnon was held off the board at 5 against 5 for the third game in a row. Philipp Grubauer made 30 saves in defeat. Complete summary
Three stars of the night
The Vegas forward scored a hat trick in Game 4 and now has five goals in the playoffs. His “Misfit Line” with William Karlsson and Reilly Smith led to this victory. “You got hot at the right time and look unstoppable right now,” said Vegas coach Pete DeBoer.
Jonathan Marchessault scores three goals in Game 4 when the Golden Knights beat the Avalanche 5-1.
Armia had a three-point night in the Montreal win. He helped Corey Perry‘s opening goal, scored a goal in the second period with no submission to 3-0 and then ended the goal with an empty net in the shortlist. Armia has since become the first player to score two shorthanded goals in a playoff game Los Angeles Kings Winger Dustin Brown in 2012 against the Vancouver Canucks.
Given the way Price has played and the way the Jets offense has evolved over the past two games, we’re giving Lowry a third star for finding a way to score in Game 3.
quote of the Day
“I think they are certainly frustrated. It is tightly controlled at the moment. You’re not dealing with just one line, you are dealing with multiple lines stone–Stevenson–Pacioretty Line, and then you have the Karlsson line, which does just as well and is still producing at the other end. There is quite a bit of weight to lift and we haven’t found a way. “
– Avalanche trainer Jared Bednar on the challenge of the MacKinnon Line against the Golden Knights
Fake-out of the day
– Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) June 7, 2021
Marchessault’s first goal of the game, a 1-1 draw, was quite an adventure. Colorado defender Patrick Nemeth flipped the puck and it appeared Marchessault had scored. Aside from not doing it, the game went on … and then he actually met:
– Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 7, 2021
“That turnover hurt. It’s not the only one we’ve made, but it’s what they capitalize on,” Bednar said. “Some of our boys may have thought the first one went in.”
Good litter of the day
HE DID IT AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
– Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 7, 2021
Robin Lehner again adds his hat to the bank’s collection after Marchessault completes the trick.
Bad litter of the day
omg Fleury, straight from the man pic.twitter.com/59Zn6Cf82z
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 7, 2021
Golden Knights starting goalkeeper Fleury also made a throw in Game 4, sending the puck into the stands and … right on the head of an unsuspecting fan. But don’t worry – there were smiles everywhere!