Canadiens take 2-0 series lead on the Jets

Carey Price (Lisa Gansky, Wikimedia Commons)

The Montreal Canadiens have taken a commanding two games to none lead on the Winnipeg Jets. On Friday from the Bell Manitoba Telecommunications Services Place, the Canadiens only scored one goal, but it was enough as they blanked the Jets 1-0 in game two of their best out of seven North Division Final.

Tyler Toffoli of Scarbrough, Ontario scored the game-winning goal shorthanded at 1:41 of the second period from Canadian Olympic gold medalist Shea Weber of Sicamous, British Columbia and Artturi Lehkonen. For Toffoli, he scored his first career Stanley Cup Playoff shorthanded goal and third career Stanley Cup Playoff game-winning goal. Toffoli’s first two game-winning goals came with the Los Angeles Kings when they won the Stanley Cup in 2014.

The star for the Canadiens in game two of the series was Canadian Olympic gold medalist Carey Price of Vancouver, British Columbia. Price made eight saves in the first period, eight saves in the second period and 14 saves in the third period. It was Price’s eighth career playoff shutout.

Weber won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He then teamed up with Price to win the gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. 

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