In a highly contested game, the Habs won 3-2 over Toronto Maple Leafs in the Monday night game. Cole Caufield scored the winning goal in the overtime, becoming his second straight game score in overtime.
It was the third straight win for the Canadiens, Tyler Toffoli, and Phillip Danault rounded and scored each. Maple Leafs fought for the sixth straight win, Morgan Rielly and Auston Mathews rounded scoring for the Leafs.
Caufield hit his winning shot with 17 seconds left in the overtime beating Leafs’ goalie Jack Campbell. Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen was back to his spot after leaving it to Cayden Primeau during the Saturday game against Senators.
Allen’s goaltending brilliance was essential in ensuring Habs pull the win. Allen frustrated William Nylander and Mitchell Marner on breakaways. Campbell, Maple goal was also impressive, he turned aside 20 shots before Maple Leafs’ loss.
Habs still has three more games to play against North-leading Maple Leafs, a possibility remains that the two will face each other in the first round of the playoffs. The coming games will determine who Habs will face in the first round.
Canadiens are in a battle with the Winnipeg Jets for third place, Winnipeg lost 2-1 to the Senators during the Monday night game. On Wednesday, Habs will be against Ottawa Senators, and their fate will become clear.