The Montreal Canadiens have found a superstar in the making. Cole Caufield has been one of the most electric prospects in recent memory heading into his NHL debut. Fresh off a Hobey Baker Award win, Caufield signed his entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens. His insane wrist shot and silky set of hands make him a natural at the NHL level. These traits can lead to immediate success even against the best players in the world. So far, Cole Caufield is proving that theory right.
In the first game of his career, Cole Caufield booked a storybook ending by scoring the overtime winner against the Ottawa Senators. It is two times as special as it is the overtime winner but is it also the first goal of his NHL career. The test doesn’t get much easier as the Canadiens keep pushing for the playoffs by playing the Toronto Maple Leafs. Who is the center of attention in this game? Cole Caufield scores the overtime winner once again in this game.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) May 4, 2021
Montreal Completes the Comeback
In typical Maple Leafs vs Canadiens fashion, this game ended in dramatic fashion. The offense got started from Toronto as Morgan Reilly scored his fifth of the season. Tyler Toffoli continues his fantastic season in Montreal by scoring his 28th goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1. A player who is having a better offensive season is Auston Matthews. It seems like he scores at least once a game. Tonight was no different as he scores his 39th of the season to give the Leafs a 2-1 lead.
It seemed like Toronto would have this game in the bag as we headed into the final minutes of the third period. The Canadiens wouldn’t go away that easily though. Phillip Danault scores with just 52 seconds left in the game to tie the game at 2-2. This ultimately set up overtime. That is when Cole Caufield made his NHL presence known once again by ending the game. The Canadiens get the 3-2 win in overtime over the Maple Leafs.
Upstairs on the power play. Just the way Tyler Toffoli (@tytoff16) likes it!
That's your Shot of the Night.
— NHL (@NHL) May 4, 2021
Auston Matthews Stays Hot
Even in a loss that is this heartbreaking, Auston Matthews stays hot. I am not saying he deserves the MVP over a guy like McDavid, but what he is doing right now is ridiculous. Matthews has 39 goals this season in just 48 games played this season. Those are god-like numbers for anyone in this league. I know the North Division is probably the weakest division out of the four, but Matthews is a freak of nature. I can’t wait to see what he can do in a fill 82 game season next year.
We're officially on the watch for 40!
— NHL (@NHL) May 4, 2021
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