Canadiens win Game 4 in OT, sweep Jets


MONTREAL — Tyler Toffoli scored 1:39 into overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens swept the Winnipeg Jets with a 3-2 win in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Second Round at Bell Centre on Monday.

Toffoli won it on a one-timer from low in the left circle off a cross-crease pass from rookie Cole Caufield after Nick Suzuki won a battle along the boards.

Suzuki had two assists, and Carey Price made 15 saves for the Canadiens, the No. 4 seed from the Scotia North Division, who have won seven straight games.

Montreal will play either the Colorado Avalanche or Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL Stanley Cup Semifinals.

Logan Stanley scored twice, and Connor Hellebuyck made 39 saves for the Jets, the No. 3 seed, who never led in the series.

Stanley cut it to 2-1 at 1:40 of the second period. He received a pass from Josh Morrissey and skated to the left face-off dot before beating Price short side over his blocker. 

Stanley, who scored one goal in 37 games as a rookie this season, then tied it 2-2 at 5:29 with a one-timer from above the right circle that Price missed with his glove.

Montreal outshot Winnipeg 25-6 the rest of the way.

The Canadiens took a 1-0 lead for the seventh straight game at 8:01 of the first period. Erik Gustafsson scored his first goal in 22 playoff games when he faked a one-timer before moving to the top of the slot for shot that went in off the left post on the power play.

Artturi Lehkonen made it 2-0 with 51 seconds remaining in the first when he deflected Brett Kulak‘s wrist shot from the left point over Hellebuyck.

Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry did not play after leaving Game 3 with of an upper-body injury. He was replaced by rookie Alexander Romanov, who had one shot and one hit in 9:27 of ice time in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut.

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