The Montreal Canadiens still have work to do in their series with the Winnipeg Jets, but they took a big step toward moving on in the NHL Playoffs on Friday night as they held off hosts for a 1-0 win that puts them up 2-0 in the series. Carey Price was again brilliant, recording 30 saves and registering his eighth career postseason shutout in the process. The lone goal came in the second period from Tyler Toffoli when they were short-handed, too, no doubt injuring the psyche of the Jets.
In the other game on the evening, the Las Vegas Golden Knights got a badly-needed win over the Colorado Avalanche to reduce the deficit in the series to 2-1. Home ice was a big factor as William Karlsson gave them a 1-0 lead only for Carl Soderberg to tie it up in the second period. In the third, Mikko Rantanen found the net on a power play to give the Avs the lead. It looked like they were headed for a dominant 3-0 series lead, but two goals in 45 seconds with less than six minutes to go turned the game (and potentially the series) on its head. Jonathan Marchessault and Max Pacioretty were the goal scorers, and Vegas has been rejuvenated now.