With two straight road wins, the Montreal Canadiens returned to the Bell Centre looking to take a stranglehold on their series with the Winnipeg Jets. Unlike in game 2, they found plenty of scoring to take that stranglehold, and give themselves a chance to end the series tomorrow night on home ice.
Welcome to your Bottom Six Minutes for a huge game 3 win.
Corey Perry keeps on producing in these playoffs. I’ll discuss the “old guy” line a little as he, Eric Staal, and Joel Armia have been instrumental in the team’s success so far. Armia may not be as aged as his linemates, but he’s as important to their success as a trio.
Carey Price is playing well, Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield are connecting for big goals, and it was another dominant performance for a Montreal team looking to pull off another upset. One more game like that, and they’ll have done it.
This team has some legitimate 1993 vibes to it, having now six straight wins in the playoffs for the first time since the last year they won the Stanley Cup. It may be a little dangerous to compare this team to one that won it all, but it’s also hard not to.
Virtually nobody expected them to be in this position, and it’s been a hell of a ride that hopefully won’t end any time soon.