Montreal, B.C. — The Canadiens were the hot spot on the ice on Wednesday night as they held off the Oilers in a Game 6 matchup, earning a 3-1 victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals series.
Montreal had a strong first period, outshooting Edmonton 13-8 and outscoring them 10-4 in the first period.
It was the Canadiens first power play in the series.
The Oilers also had a power play.
The Canadiens went 3-0 in the faceoff circle during the first quarter, while Edmonton went 2-1.
Montana scored twice on the power play, including a power-play marker on a quick breakaway.
The goal was the first of the game for rookie forward Andrew Shaw.
The Oilers led 2-0 after one and were on the verge of scoring in the second period when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made a one-timer from the point that went in off the crossbar.
The Habs answered with two power plays, and Shaw scored his first of two goals, his first since the series opener against Montreal.
The second came on a power shot by Shaw that found the back of the net.
The first goal was his first career and his first goal since the second game of the series against Edmonton.
Nugent-hopkins had his second goal of the night after being called for a high hit in the offensive zone by Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot.
It wasn’t the kind of hit that usually happens, but Talbot had to come to the rescue.
Nuge hit on Nugent, who’s going to be OK, Talbot says.
It’s hard to say, but it’s pretty good.
Nathan Beaulieu, who had been suspended three games for a hit on Edmonton’s Connor McDavid, got his first NHL goal on the goal.
It’s a good first, Beaulievles first goal, linemate and teammate Alexandre Grenier said.
I’ve seen him score a lot of goals in his career, but he’s only scored one before, and it was a goal for me.
I don’t know how many more goals he’s going do in this series.