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Open Post- Day 37 Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

A win tonight by either the Montreal Canadiens or Vegas Golden Knights puts them in a position to finish their series on Thursday night in Montreal.

A very important game for both teams tonight

Light reading and the broadcast schedule is below.

via the NHL PR department,


* Five Golden Knights defensemen have scored a goal in their 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals series against the Canadiens (Alec MartinezAlex PietrangeloBrayden McNabb, Nick Holden & Shea Theodore). Only three teams in NHL history have had more blueliners score in a single playoff series: Boston (6 in 2019 SCF vs. STL), Calgary (6 in 1988 DSF vs. LAK) and Vancouver (6 in 1983 DSF vs. CGY).

* Overall, seven different Vegas defensemen have scored at least one goal during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, tied for the most by an NHL team in a single playoff year, joining Boston (2019), Washington (1994), Pittsburgh (1991), Calgary (1988) and Edmonton (1987).

Nick Suzuki (21 years, 316 days) factored on Montreal’s lone goal in Game 4 to boost his totals in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs to 4-6—10 (15 GP). Only three different Canadiens players have recorded more points in a single playoff year before age 22: Claude Lemieux (2x: 16 in 1986 & 13 in 1987), Stephane Richer (12 in 1988) and Shayne Corson (11 in 1987).

Shea Theodore, who collected an assist on his team’s tying goal in Game 4, has 12-34—46 in 64 postseason games since joining the Golden Knights in 2017-18, which trails only Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman for the most points among all defensemen over that span.

* The Canadiens have seen nearly half of their playoff points come from players in their first season with the club (45 of 93 - 48.4%). The 45 points contributed by new players for Montreal is more than double the second-closest team (FLA – 22).

* The Canadiens have not allowed a power-play goal in 11 straight contests, besting 10-game runs by the Red Wings (1937), Rangers (1940) and Devils (2000) for the longest in a single playoff year (since 1933-34 when goals by type were officially tracked). Montreal has killed 26 consecutive penalties over their 11-game run.

* Montreal defensemen Ben Chiarot (29:04), Shea Weber (26:06) have each been on the ice for more than half of its 48:17 on the penalty kill during the club’s 11 consecutive games without allowing a power-play goal (a run that began May 27); forwards Phillip Danault (23:34) and Joel Armia (21:21) have each skated over 20 minutes shorthanded during that span.


* Overall, Shea Weber has logged 44:20 of shorthanded time this postseason which sits just outside the top 10 among Canadiens players in a single playoff year since 1998.

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Paul's avatar

MAF in goal.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/22/21 at 09:05 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Any idea why this game is not on the CBC tonight ????

I will be watching with sound muted tonight… confused

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/22/21 at 09:11 PM ET


Red Wings should send Ben Wallace to represent at the lottery next year.
Big Ben got the #1 pick for the Pistons.

Posted by mc keeper on 06/22/21 at 09:31 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Fleury looked like petr Mrazek on that goal…way too out of control and out of position…

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/22/21 at 09:31 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Oh My, boos from the Vegas crowd…too much too soon for the golden knights…talk to me after 42 years of not winning and I might have some sympathy….

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/22/21 at 10:54 PM ET

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