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11-20-2012, 12:59 AM
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vs has been a real tough series so far between probably the two most prestigious teams in NHL History. Both Carey Price and Martin Brodeur have been playing very well for the long time rivals. Montreal currently leads the series 2-1 off of the stellar play of goalie Carey Price.

Game 1: MON 2-1
Montreal dominated play early, firing quality chances on Brodeur early and often. For the first period Brodeur stood strong. Toronto started to get into a groove in the second only to see Montreal score a PP goal off of a Clarke MacArthur interference penalty. Toronto would soon score on a PP of their own with Captain Dion Phaneuf getting a lucky bounce near Price and beating to the post. Toronto had another chance in the third with the PP but the team wasnt working hard enough and saw former Leaf Tomas Kaberle score a short handed goal that would stand as the GWG.

Game 2: MON 4-1
Again Montreal got off to a fast and furious start with Patches scoring on a 2-on-1 only 3 minutes into the game. Toronto would soon tie the game off a deflection by Phil Kessel on Torontos PP. Both goalies held strong until an unfortunate bounce gave Scott Gomez an easy goal on a floundering Brodeur. After that the wheels fell off and Montreal dominated the rest of the game scoring 2 more times.

Game 3: TOR 2-0
This time is was Toronto with the quick start getting tons of shots off but only from low scoring areas. Eventually breaking the dominant Price with a redirection off of Clarke MacArthurs leg from a James Van Riemsdyk slap shot. The goal would go to video review thinking it may have been intentionally kicked into the net, but was eventually held up giving Toronto its first lead of the series. Both goalies played phenomenal in the second period shutting the door on every glorious chance for both teams. In the third Montreal was definitely getting its chances but Brodeur was there to stop every shot. Late in the period MacArthur got his second of the game off of a wrister during a 2-on-1. Brodeur would go the rest of the way to post Toronto's first Playoff win in over 8 years.

Games 4, 5, 6 (if nec.), and 7 (if nec.) will be played in the next day or two with what looks like a classic goalie duel being the theme of every game. I look forward to the finale of the series with a solid adversary. Good luck Marchand01.


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