The Montreal Canadiens They qualified for the playoffs final from Ice Hockey League in North America (NHL), where he received a prestigious award Stanley Cup, after achieving their fourth victory over Golden Nights de Las Vegas In the sixth match of the semi-finals after extra time (3-2).
The Canadian team, which has won this competition more than once with 24 titles, has not reached the final since winning the last match in 1993 and this is the first time a Canadian franchise has reached the final since 2011 when Vancouver Canucks.
The Canadian, who qualified in the playoffs with the worst record among 16 teams (24 wins with 32 losses, including 11 in extra time), stunned golden knights, who prevailed 4-2 after grabbing the field advantage. Before, they had already wiped out Maple Lips de Toronto (4-3) and Winnipeg Jets (4-0).
Finnish Arturi Laconin He scored 1’39” from the end of overtime to award the win to Canadian. to be Beat the goalkeeper Robin Liner backhand from Philip Danault To win the Best of Seven series.
captain CanadianAnd the Shea Weber, scored 1-0 in the 14:06 minute of the first half, but Riley Smith Draw simultaneously after 48 seconds. Cole Caufield Montreal put the team ahead at 9:36 in the second half and Alec Martinez, two-time Stanley Cup winner with Los Angeles Kings (2012 and 2014), scoring 2-2 at 1:08 after the conclusion of the third and final period to force the extension in which he decided. Arturi Laconin.
The Canadian He will face in the final Tampa Bay Lightningor current heroes or New York Islanders, which will be measured Friday in game seven and the final of the semi-final series at Amalie Arena in Tampa.