Tyler Toffoli scored at 1:39 of overtime, raising the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night along with also a four-game sweep of the second-round playoff series.
Toffoli chose a cross-crease pass from Cole Caufield and defeat Connor Hellebuyck using a one-timer for the winner along with his fourth goal of the postseason.
"I believe that is definitely one of the larger ones," Toffoli stated of his series-clinching aim. "It is fun at this time. We are doing a fantastic job. It only feels like we are all sort of playing as you can. We just need to continue in this way. We only keep having success and keep winning matches."
"These men are playing and any group has ever played" Price explained.
The 16th and final team to qualify for the play after winning only one of the final nine regular-season matches in law, the Canadiens would be the first team to make the semifinals of the Stanley Cup championship this season.
"Winning the fourth match is always the toughest one," defenseman Shea Weber stated. "Going via playoff show, you realize that if a group is down and they have got their back against the walls, they are going to deliver their very best effort. It is always the toughest one to shut out. You do not wish to provide a group also many opportunities because things can turn around quite quickly."
Montreal expects the winner of this Colorado-Vegas series, which can be tied 2-2.
"It is merely one of the things where we simply don't care who gets the work done for us," Toffoli explained. "We've got everyone going. Everybody is playing the ideal way. We are just winning matches and only playing. Frankly, we are playing our very best hockey at the perfect time, so we've only got to continue."
Rookie defenseman Logan Stanley had just two objectives for Winnipeg, that had been arriving from a sweep of its own at the very first round against Edmonton.
"I think that it's all bitter at this time," Stanley explained. "In the playoffs, it does not matter who scores. I am happy I got a few by (Cost ) to attempt to aid the group. But in the close of the daywe dropped to the group, so it bites at this time."
The Jets were No. 1 centre Mark Scheifele after that he had been suspended four games for charging Montreal forwards Jake Evans from the show opener.
Following Winnipeg's Nate Thompson failed to get the puck from his zone, the Canadiens worked it back to Gustafsson, who pump-faked a one-timer prior to altering the angle and shooting by means of a display on Hellebuyck.
Montreal made it 2-0 with 51 seconds left in the time when Lehkonen acquired a battle for positioning ahead something Winnipeg was not able to perform either end of the ice during the string -- and tilted Brett Kulak's point shot for his second goal in as many matches.
Stanley cut on the Jets' deficit to 2-1 when he took a pass and proceeded to the left ring before wiring a shooter upstairs on Cost's short side only 1:40 into the next.
"They are playing at a very large level at this time," Winnipeg's Blake Wheeler stated of Montreal. "You just need to give them all the credit. We simply could not get the first aim. We simply could not do it all sequence. That plays right into their hands"