Canadiens Recreation 1 win tempered by late hit on Jake Evans

Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Eric Staal scored early objectives and Montreal beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Wednesday night time in Recreation 1 of the second-round collection, a victory tempered by a scary late-game hit on Canadiens middle Jake Evans

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Eric Staal scored early objectives and Montreal beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Wednesday night time in Recreation 1 of the second-round collection, a victory tempered by a scary late-game hit on Canadiens middle Jake Evans.

Evans was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 57 seconds left after being crushed by Jets middle Mark Scheifele on an empty-net aim. Evans chased down the puck behind the online and was hit excessive as he tightly circled again across the aim cage to attain.

Nick Suzuki, Brendan Gallagher and Jake Evans additionally scored for Montreal, Joel Edmundson and Jeff Petry every had two assists and Carey Value made 27 saves.

Adam Lowry, Derek Forbort and Kyle Connor scored for Winnipeg, and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 28 pictures.

Recreation 2 of the best-of-seven collection is Friday night time in Winnipeg.

Followers had been allowed inside Bell MTS Place for the primary time this season. The Manitoba authorities allowed 500 absolutely vaccinated health-care staff to attend.

It was Winnipeg’s first sport since Could 24, when it swept the Edmonton Oilers. Montreal overcame a 3-1 collection deficit and eradicated the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night time in Recreation 7.

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