Following a terrifying injury to captain John Tavares, which left the team understandably shaken and led to a 2-1 Montreal win to start the series, the Leafs bounced back in a big way Saturday night, with Jack Campbell backstopping the team to a 5-1 dominant win. The series now tied at 1-1, the Buds head to Montreal tonight for the first game in a back-to-back, hoping to keep that momentum going to take a series lead.
While Carey Price was definitely the reason the Habs won game 1, he was also arguably at least part of the reason they lost game 2. Of course, the Leafs were buzzing, with lines clicking, passes connecting, and the defense keeping the Habs to only 23 SOG for the entire game. It was a dominant showing for the Leafs, and they’ll definitely be looking to replicate it tonight.
Meanwhile, it seems the Habs are looking to make some changes to help them recover from the 5-1 loss:
Cole Caufield replaces an injured Eric Staal in the #habs lineup for Game 3.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 24, 2021
Cole Caufield confirms he will play Game 3 for MON. Based on skate lines, Tomas Tatar is out.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 24, 2021
Author: Mer / The Leafs Nation