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Bottom Six Minutes Episode IX: Coming home

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The Canadiens will return to Montreal with a 2-0 series lead.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Montreal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After a somewhat Pyrrhic victory in game 1, the Montreal Canadiens took back to the ice in Winnipeg looking to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. The Jets would be without their captain — suspended for his part in the Pyrrhic nature of the Habs’ game 1 win — hoping to achieve a split before the series heads to Montreal.

It was arguably the least exciting game of these playoffs, but the Habs pulled it off, and they hold a significant advantage as the series goes back to Quebec.

Welcome to your Bottom Six Minutes for game 2.

Tyler Toffoli scored an unlikely short handed goal, and it was enough for the Canadiens to take the win. The Jets power play has looked dangerous, but it somehow became their downfall in game 2.

Carey Price offered one of his quintessential performances. I’ll talk about how his positioning, and the team’s defense was able to make sure that he got the result he deserved.