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Open Post- Day 31 Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

We know what is at stake, a win tonight by the Montreal Canadiens and they even their series 1-1 with the Vegas Golden Knights.

But it will be a difficult task for the Habs, the Golden Knights are loaded with talent through the lineup.

Discuss if you so desire.

Below, find some pregame reading.

via the NHL PR department,

* Canadiens forward Tyler Toffoli enters Game 2 on a seven-game point streak (4-5—9 in 7 GP), the NHL’s longest active stretch and tied with Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen (7 GP from May 17 – June 4) and Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty (7 GP from May 28 – June 10) for the longest by any player in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

* Should Toffoli extend his point streak to eight games tonight, it would mark the ninth time in Canadiens history that a player recorded a postseason point streak of eight or more games with the franchise, and first since Vincent Damphousse’s eight-game run in 1992-93. 

* The Golden Knights have won five consecutive playoff games for the fourth time in franchise history – only one other NHL team has had multiple five-game win streaks in the postseason within their first four NHL campaigns (EDM: twice; 6 GP and 5 GP in 1983). Vegas can also become the first team to have multiple playoff win streaks of six or more games within the franchise’s first four seasons of existence. The only teams to do it once are the Blues (8 GP in 1969), Oilers (6 GP in 1983) and Golden Knights (6 GP in 2020).  

* The Golden Knights can become the first team to record at least one winning streak of six or more games in consecutive NHL postseasons since the Kings, who did so in three straight from 2012 to 2014. Los Angeles won the Stanley Cup twice over that three-year span. 

* Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been in net for each of Vegas’ last five victories and holds a 9-4 mark in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, one victory shy of his fourth playoff year with 10 or more wins. Only eight goaltenders in NHL history have recorded 10 or more wins in four or more postseasons: Patrick Roy (9x), Ken Dryden (6x), Martin Brodeur (5x), Billy Smith (5x), Ed Belfour (4x), Grant Fuhr (4x), Dominik Hasek (4x) and Mike Vernon (4x). 

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Down River Dan's avatar

Man watching the Vegas pre game ceremony is triggering epileptic like seizures…can we just play the anthems and drop the puck…(get off my lawn !!).

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/16/21 at 09:12 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Don’t forget the piped-in noise.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/16/21 at 09:20 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Watching the sunset over the best lake (Michigan), wishing you all well. Hockey in June should be a crime. Cup will be hoisted in July, right?

Tuning into this thread for the game day updates, hope everyone’s doing well!

Posted by TreKronor on 06/16/21 at 09:43 PM ET

Paul's avatar

1-0 Habs, 3 mins. left in the 1st.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/16/21 at 09:44 PM ET

Paul's avatar


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/16/21 at 09:45 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

If you had told the 13 year old me that I would one day be cheering for the Habs, I would have laughed at you….

2-0 Habs!!


Posted by Down River Dan on 06/16/21 at 09:47 PM ET


Petry with that mustache looks like his dad.

Man, that makes me feel old.

Posted by JL72 on 06/16/21 at 09:53 PM ET

Paul's avatar

JL72, was thinking the same thing.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/16/21 at 09:54 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Chris Cuthbert: Reeves goes to bench for new stick.

      Me: What use is a stick to Reeves ?

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/16/21 at 10:19 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Me: What use is a stick to Reeves ?

He has to cross check people…. goad them into fights and stuff

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 06/16/21 at 10:35 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Watching on CBC (of course) and it’s so nice to see Pierre in his rink side box and not have to listen to him. Seen and not heard…

3-0 Habs…Woo Hoo!!!

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/16/21 at 10:39 PM ET

Paul's avatar

3-1.  Less than a minute to play in the 2nd.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/16/21 at 10:44 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

I ask again. Why does Reeves even carry a stick. He inevitably drops it after every whistle…

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/16/21 at 10:46 PM ET

Paul's avatar

3-2, with 5 minutes left in the 3rd.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/16/21 at 11:30 PM ET

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