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Sport News Canadiens vs Maple Leafs: live score, updates, season opener highlights

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The last time these two teams met, the Canadiens celebrated the end of the Maple Leafs’ season.

On May 31, the two Original Six teams faced off in Game 7 where the winner won Game 7 which saw Montreal complete the return from a 3-1 deficit in the series with a 3- win. 1. An all-or-nothing season was nothing for the Leafs, whose 54-year Stanley Cup drought continued with loss.

But now the schedule has moved to October. Both teams have seen changes since then, and both teams will be without key guys. Canadiens captain Shea Weber won’t be playing this season, and his career may be over. Carey Price is out for the next month after signing up for the NHL / NHLPA Player Assistance Program. Joe Thornton left the Leafs for sunny Florida, and Zach Hyman headed west to snowy Edmonton.

Rocket Richard Trophy 2021 winner Auston Matthews is out for this one – and the next two after that – as he continues to recover from off-season wrist surgery.

Mitchell Marner was a game time decision, but skated in warm-ups. He will play on a line with captain John Tavares (who is playing his first off-season game since leaving Game 1 against the Canadiens after receiving a knee blow to the face) and newcomer Nick Ritchie. Jack Campbell, who was in tears in May in the locker room and speaking to the media, will take the start.

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The Canadiens will feature their young stars, including Calder Trophy contender Cole Caufield and center Nick Suzuki, who just got an eight-year $ 63 million extension. The energetic duo will be joined by Tyler Toffoli on the wing. Jonathan Drouin will return after taking time off at the end of last season (he also missed the playoffs) to deal with anxiety and insomnia. With Price out, Jake Allen will get the green light between the pipes.

Sporting News to provide live updates and highlights as Canadiens and Maple Leafs face off (all Eastern hours):

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First period

7:38 p.m. – GOAL PP. A second before the end of the power play, the Canadiens crumble and, after getting two Canadians on screen – plus two of his own guys in front – Pierre Engvall defeats Jake Allen. Match tied 1-1.

7:35 p.m. – Alexander Romanov is called up for interference and the Leafs have the chance to equalize him.

7:34 p.m. – GOAL. Jonathan Drouin scores a 2 on 1. What a moment. The Canadians lead 1-0.

7:33 p.m. – Not much to do on the power play for the Leafs – that’s kind of how it turned out at the end of 2021.

7:27 p.m. – Montreal storms out but Ben Chiarot takes a penalty. Maple Leafs get first power play.

7:25 p.m. – Scramble ahead and again Campbell comes in big. Josh Anderson again in the middle.

19:23 – Marner on the left wing just misses the left circle

7:22 p.m. – David Savard takes a look.

7:20 p.m. – Less than 30 seconds later and the Canadiens had two quick chances where Jack Campbell had to play a big game.

7:20 p.m. – After the pre-game festivities, including fans singing the national anthem, keep going.


6:50 p.m. – The lines are there for the Leafs.

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On which channel Canadians c. Maple Leafs?

  • Dated: Wed 13 Oct
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel (Canada): SN, SN360, TVAS
  • Flux: ESPN + (United States) | SN NOW (Canada)

Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with a pre-game show hosted by Caroline Cameron alongside analysts Kevin Bieksa, Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Elliotte Friedman. Chris Cuthbert will have the call with Craig Simpson as analyst and Kyle Bukauskas as reporter.