Ramblings: Bo Scorevat, Cam and Carey Post Shutouts for Canadian Teams (Aug 15)

Ian Gooding

2020-08-15

Let's jump right into the five games that were played on Friday.

Colorado 3, Arizona 2 (Colorado leads series 2-0)

The Coyotes played a better game in Game 2 than they did in Game 1. In fact, the shots were actually in Arizona's favor 32-28 after they were outshot 40-14 in Game 1. However, a late goal from Andre Burakovsky sealed the win and a stranglehold on the series for the Avalanche.

It wasn't all good news for the Avs. Vladislav Namestnikov left the game in the second period after colliding with Nathan MacKinnon.

Joonas Donskoi did not suit up in Game 2, as he was announced as unfit to play.

Nick Schmaltz wasn't in the lineup for the Coyotes, as he still remains sidelined after being injured in the exhibition game.

Montreal 5, Philadelphia 0 (series tied 1-1)

I've mentioned on here in the past that I'm not big on how the Canadiens have been constructed. However, I'll admit that they've been getting better and better as this postseason wears on, with Game 2 their most dominant effort so far. With Kirk Muller behind the bench in place of Claude Julien, the Habs controlled Game 2 to the point that Alain Vigneault complained about Muller trying to run up the score by using his top power-play unit late in the game. How Bill Belichick of him.

Carey Price continues to add to his 2020 postseason legend, posting a 30-save shutout. This was the seventh playoff shutout of his career for Price, who has some dominant numbers over his last four postseasons. To say he's been a difference maker would be an understatement. I guess the players were on to something when they voted him the