Cap trap in youngster's first diversion simply the begin as Habs top Leafs

MONTREAL - Ryan Poehling scored a cap trap and after that additional the shootout champ in his NHL debut as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in the season finale for the two groups on Saturday.

Jordan Weal and Andrew Shaw additionally scored for the Canadiens (44-30-8), who were wiped out from playoff dispute on Friday night.

Goalie Charlie Lindgren, in his first round of the period, halted 44-of-49 shots. Lindgren filled in for Carey Value, who had begun the past 13 diversions. Cost finished the season with a 35-24-6 record and a .918 spare rate.

Zach Hyman, Jake Gardiner, Trevor Moore, William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen scored for the Maple Leafs (46-28-8), who will confront the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. Frederik Andersen likewise ceased 44-of-49 shots.

Poehling scored the shootout victor on Montreal's fourth shot after John Tavares neglected to win it for Toronto. The American-conceived Poehling, Montreal's first pick (25th by and large) in the 2017 draft, as of late finished his third NCAA season at St. Cloud State.

The shots were 49-49 after extra time - another Canadiens record for consolidated shots in an amusement.

Montreal turned into the last group wiped out from playoff conflict on Friday when the Columbus Blue Coats beat the New York Officers 3-2 out of a shootout. The Canadiens have missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons out of the blue since 2001.

Toronto bounced to a 2-0 lead in the principal time frame. Hyman's no-look shot went off Shea Weber's skate and in at 5:50 before Gardiner's shot from the fact of the matter was redirected by Brendan Gallagher at 8:03.

Poehling scored his first NHL objective on his fourth vocation move at 11:41 by going hard to the net and smashing the puck past Andersen.

The local of Lakeville, Minn., got his second of the diversion to make it 2-2, a simple tap-in at 2:56 of the second time frame.

Poehling, who marked three-year section level arrangement last Sunday, turned into the fifth Canadiens player in establishment history to score no less than two objectives in his NHL debut. He's the first to do it since John Ferguson in 1963, and the first to score a cap trap since Alex Savvy in 1943.

Montreal got its first lead of the diversion when Weal scored a strategic maneuver objective at 7:04 of the second.

The guests tied it up under two minutes after the fact on Moore's second of the period on an incomplete breakaway.

Shaw gave the Canadiens a 4-3 lead when he finished a give-and-run with Max Domi and Artturi Lehkonen at 10:17.

Nylander made it 4-4 at 17:33 of the second on a wraparound after Lindgren overcommitted to one side.

With 11:56 left to play in a 4-4 amusement, the Leafs broke the gridlock when Auston Matthews discovered Kapanen alone in the opening for the victor.

Poehling finished his cap trap with 2:31 left.

With an eye on the playoffs, Toronto rested four of its top defencemen: Ron Hainsey, Jake Muzzin, Nikita Zaitsev and Travis Dermott.
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