Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs: Live Scoring, Updates, Season Opening Game Highlights
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The last time these two teams met, the Canadiens celebrated the end of the Maple Leafs season.
On May 31, the two teams of the Original Six met in a winner-takes-all Game 7 as Montreal completed a comeback from a 3-1 series deficit with a 3-1 victory. . An “all or nothing” season was nothing for the Leafs, whose 54-year drought in the Stanley Cup marched in defeat.
But now the calendar has changed to October. Both teams have seen changes since then, and both teams will be left without key players. Canadiens captain Shea Weber will not play this season and his career could be over. Carey Price will be available next month after entering the NHL / NHLPA player assistance program. Joe Thornton left the Leafs for sunny Florida, and Zach Hyman headed west to snowy Edmonton.
Auston Matthews, the 2021 Rocket Richard Trophy winner, is out for this one, and the next two after that, as he continues to recover from offseason wrist surgery.
Mitchell Marner was a game-time decision, but he skidded in warm-ups. He will play in line with captain John Tavares (playing his first offseason game since leaving Game 1 against the Canadiens after taking a knee to the face) and newcomer Nick Ritchie. Jack Campbell, who was crying in May in the locker room and when he speaks to the media, it will start.
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The Canadiens will feature their young stars, including Calder Trophy candidate Cole Caufield and center Nick Suzuki, who just received a graceful eight-year, $ 63 million extension. The energetic duo will be joined by Tyler Toffoli on the wing. Jonathan Drouin will return after taking time off late last season (he also missed the postseason) to deal with anxiety and insomnia. With Price out, Jake Allen will get the nod between the tubes.
Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights as the Canadiens and Maple Leafs face off (all eastern hours):
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7:38 pm – GOL PP. A second before the power play is over, the Canadiens collapse and, after he puts two Canadiens on screen, plus two of his own guys out front, Pierre Engvall beats Jake Allen. Game tied 1-1.
7:35 pm – Alexander Romanov is called for interference and Leafs has a chance to tie.
7:34 pm – GOAL. Jonathan Drouin scores 2v1. What a moment! Canadiens lead 1-0.
7:33 pm – There’s not much going on in the power game for the Leafs, which is how things were in late 2021.
7:27 pm – Montreal flies off but Ben Chiarot takes a penalty. Maple Leafs gets the first power play.
7:25 pm – Scramble up front and again Campbell appears big. Josh Anderson again in the middle.
7:23 pm – Marner on the left wing only misses from the left circle
7:22 pm – David Savard takes a look.
7:20 pm – In less than 30 seconds, the Canadiens have two quick chances where Jack Campbell has to go big.
7:20 pm – After the pre-game festivities, including fans singing the national anthem, the game continues.
Before the game
6:50 pm – The lines are here for the Leafs.
#Leaves line rush vs. MTL
– David Alter (@dalter) October 13, 2021
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What channel is Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs?
- Date: Wednesday October 13
- Weather: 7 pm ET
- Television channel (Canada): SN, SN360, TVAS
- Stream: ESPN + (US) | SN NOW (Canada)
Coverage begins at 6:30 pm ET with a pregame show hosted by Caroline Cameron along with analysts Kevin Bieksa, Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Elliotte Friedman. Chris Cuthbert will have the call with Craig Simpson as analyst and Kyle Bukauskas as reporter.
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