December 5, 2023

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Canadians in the Stanley Cup Final

Canadians in the Stanley Cup Final

Another small miracle happened with this team. In overtime, Philip Donald stretched out his hands to travel between Alec Martinez and Jack Whitecloud and spotted Arthur Lehkonen with an accurate backhand pass.

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Lehkonen jumped on the chance to hit Robin Lehner into the top of the net with a shot.

It’s a magical play. With this 3-2 win in overtime, the Canadian eliminated the Vegas Golden Knights in six games.

“I saw the opening and went for it,” Donald said. We’ve been playing well with the trio since the start of the series, but we haven’t scored. I looked at Lehki to my left. I hung the Martinez stick a little. It was a big goal from Lehky, but also a good entry to the zone from Gali. It was memorable. ”

For the first time since 1993, CH will therefore participate in the Stanley Cup Final.

On May 10, 1979, Yvonne Lambert scored the winning goal in overtime 5-4 in Game 7 against the Boston Bruins. 42 years later, the Hobbes signed on for another overtime victory and reached the grand final.

This evening of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Donald wrote most of the final script with a beautiful play piece. During the traditional handshake, we could hear Gilles Vignelt’s classic Jens do payments.

“Saint-Jean greetings to all,” Donald said, biting into his pizza piece. This is unique. I thought something big was going on today. This is really extraordinary. I had a hard time finding the right words. We want more, we want to win. We did nothing this whole way. We are hungry. “

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For the first time in history, CH Clarence S. Won the Campbell Trophy. Shea Weber, the captain and his teammates did not touch the trophy. Moost honored the faith.

In the final, CH will now play Game 7 winner between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

What we noticed …

A lead, a screen

Shia Weber scored his first goal of the playoffs in the first period. And that is a goal in his image. He hit the shot to beat Robin Lehner after clearance failed from Alec Martinez who broke his stick. Jesperi Kotkani did not write his name on the scorecard, but he was a big part of the goal. Prior to his colleague’s job, Kotkanimi recovered quickly from the fall and went straight ahead of Lehner. The Knights did not see the goaltender shot. 43 goals in 65 games

Goal scoring machine. Cofield has now scored 41 goals in 65 games this season: 4 in 10 games (season), 4 in 15 games (playoff), 3 in 2 games in Laval, 30 in 31 games in Wisconsin and 2 goals in 7 games in the World Juniors. .

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