Canadiens force Game 7 vs. Maple Leafs with another OT win; David Pastrnak hat trick powers Bruins past Islanders in Game 1

TORONTO — Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored at 15:15 of overtime and Montreal beat Toronto to force Game 7 in their first-round series. 

Corey Perry and Tyler Toffoli also scored and Carey Price made 41 saves in front of the first Canadian hockey crowd since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jason Spezza and T.J. Brodie scored for Toronto, beating Price with under 10 minutes to go in regulation to tie it. Jack Campbell stopped 28 shots.

Game 7 is Monday night in Toronto, with the winner facing Winnipeg. Also an overtime winner in Game 5 in Toronto, the Canadiens are looking to come back from a 3-1 series deficit to win for the third time in franchise history.

THE CANADIENS HAVE FORCED A GAME SEVEN!#GoHabsGo | #StanleyCuppic.twitter.com/AZpJECpUby


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