Canadiens experience second-period explosion to simple victory over Canucks

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Whereas Toffoli picked up the place he left off Wednesday evening, so did Vancouver’s Bo Horvat as Montreal and Vancouver skated to a 2-2 standoff within the first interval.

It was a mirror picture of Wednesday’s sport with the Canadiens hanging first and the Canucks enjoying catch-up.

Toffoli, who had a hat trick in Wednesday’s 6-5 shootout loss, opened the scoring earlier than the interval was two minutes outdated. He and Armia have been lurking in entrance when Jesperi Kotkaniemi centred the puck from behind the online and Toffoli scored on a second effort.

Horvat, who had two targets and the shootout winner Wednesday, introduced Vancouver even when he tipped a Tyler Myers shot previous Jake Allen, who was making his second begin of the season.

The Canadiens’ penalty-kill, which was completely ineffective Wednesday, had a hand within the subsequent three targets, however this time there was some purpose to be glad.