Tyler Toffoli is one game away from matching two of Montreal Canadiens' all-time greats

Published June 17, 2021 at 8:44

Tyler Toffoli of the Montreal Canadiens knows what it takes to win the Stanley Cup, having done so with the Los Angeles Kings in 2014.

He's still plying his championship-winning trade with the Montreal Canadiens, one of sports' most storied clubs. And he's on a Stanley Cup Playoff tear as he tries to complete a title treble.

Toffoli now has the longest point streak in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, at eight games and counting, thanks to his goal in Game 2 of Montreal's third-round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights. He's also one point away from tying the Canadiens' playoff record for longest point streak.

What are the names of the two current leaders? Larry Robinson (9-game point streak in 1978) and Guy Lafleur are two franchise legends (9 game point streak in 1977).

When you're directly behind two of the greatest players in team history, you know you're doing something right.

Of course, Toffoli's contribution to his team tonight was not limited to offence. He also helped break up what would have been a good scoring chance for Golden Knights captain Mark Stone near the side of the net late in the third period, diving to the ice to break up a cross-ice pass from the top of the face-off circle to keep Montreal's one-goal lead.

Thanks to his efforts, the Habs ultimately would hold on in Game 2, emerging from the scorching Nevada heat with a 3-2 victory to tie the series at 1-1 apiece. Game 3 will be at Bell Centre on Friday night starting at 8:00 PM EST.

Credit: HockeyFeed
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Tyler Toffoli is one game away from matching two of Montreal Canadiens' all-time greats

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