Worth has 29 saves, Canadiens prime Maple Leafs 3-1 in Recreation 7

Carey Worth made 29 saves and the Montreal Canadiens superior to the second spherical by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 in Recreation 7

TORONTO — Carey Worth made 29 saves and the Montreal Canadiens superior to the second spherical by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 in Recreation 7 on Monday evening.

Brendan Gallagher, Corey Perry and Tyler Toffoli additionally scored for the Canadiens, who stormed again from a 3-1 deficit for the third time in franchise historical past to win a collection. Eric Staal had two assists for Montreal, which superior to the second spherical for the primary time since 2015.

The Canadiens will tackle Winnipeg after the Jets swept Edmonton within the Canadian-based North Division’s different collection. Recreation 1 is Wednesday at Winnipeg.

William Nylander had a late objective and Jack Campbell stopped 20 pictures for Toronto, which hasn’t superior within the postseason since 2004. The Maple Leafs appeared answerable for this collection whereas taking a 3-1 lead, however Montreal pressured a deciding Recreation 7 by successful two in a row in additional time.

Montreal opened the scoring at 3:02 of the second on a sequence that began with a turnover by Mitch Marner on the offensive blue line. The Canadiens headed the opposite means and Gallagher scored his first objective since April 1 after lacking six weeks with a damaged thumb.

The Maple Leafs practically tied it moments later when Worth stopped Zach Hyman in tight earlier than Auston Matthews ripped a shot off the submit on a 2-on-1.

However the Canadiens went up by two at 15:25 when Nick Suzuki’s shot on an influence play went off Perry in entrance for his second objective in as many video games. It was Montreal’s third objective with the person benefit in two video games after going 0 for 15 to start out the collection.

The Leafs, who completed 18 factors forward of the Canadiens within the common season and haven’t gained the Stanley Cup since 1967, acquired an influence play to start out the third. However Worth denied Hyman on a redirect together with the objective.

Toronto pulled Campbell with 3:35 left, however Toffoli scored into an empty web simply over a minute later.

Nylander added team-high fifth of the collection with 1:36 to finish Worth’s shutout bid.


Already with out captain John Tavares (concussion, knee), the Maple Leafs additionally needed to play with out defenseman Jake Muzzin (suspected groin harm) after he left Saturday within the first interval.

NOTES: Toronto misplaced a Recreation 7 on residence ice for simply the second time of their historical past — Wayne Gretzky’s 1993 Los Angeles Kings had been the opposite membership to tug off the feat — as Toronto fell to 11-2 all-time when main a collection 3-1. … The Canadiens, who hadn’t confronted the Leafs within the playoffs since 1979, misplaced the one different Recreation 7 between the groups in 1964 when Dave Keon’s hat trick led Toronto to a 3-1 victory on the Montreal Discussion board. … The Leafs’ final collection win — and the final Recreation 7 performed between Canadian groups — was 17 years in the past, 6,250 days to be actual, in opposition to Ottawa within the Jap Convention quarterfinals. … Toronto has misplaced seven straight postseason collection and dropped eight straight video games wherein it might have eradicated an opponent.

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