In the final game of the regulation portion of the prospect tournament the Habs prospects earned a spot in the finals with a 9-4 victory over the Maple Leafs prospects.
Duncan Milroy started the scoring in the first period with his first of 3 goals on the night, Gregory Stewart made it 2-0 for the Habs with a nice looking top shelf goal. The Leafs soon made it 2-1, but Andrei Kostitsyn restored the 2 goal Habs margin late in the first period with a lucky goal. The last goal of the period was scored by Michael Lambert. Loic Lacasse played the entire game in nets for the Canadiens, he made one spectacular diving save in the first period but was otherwise untested.
Duncan Milroy started off the 2nd with another goal while made the score 5-1 Habs, this was followed by a Leafs goal to make the score 5-2. At this point the game started to get chippy, with lots of shoving matches taking place. The Leafs scored again late in the 2nd to make it 5-3.
Jonathan Ferland began the scoring in the 3rd with a nice 2 on 1 goal, Ferland kept the puck, shot and scored. Milroy then completed his hat-trick with a beautiful looking goal to make it 7-3 Habs. The leafs made it 7-4 before Ferland and Kostitsyn completed the scoring in the game. The game went without any fights. Final score 9-4 Canadiens.
Andrei Kostitsyn: Scored 2 goals but had an otherwise quiet game and was invisible when he was without the puck. He showed flashes of his skill at a few points during the game by performing dekes or making hard tape to tape passes. His 2nd goal was a thing of beauty, after Kostitsyn’s original shot was stopped he dove for the rebound and knocked it past the Toronto goaltender.
Duncan Milroy: What else can you say about him? He’s been dominant the entire tournament. He’s a step ahead of everyone else on the ice, it could be because he is older then most players in the Tourney, or (hopefully) it could be because he is just that good.
Andrew Archer: Played physical and smart tonight, he used his size and dished out a few hard checks. He had a strong game defensively, and is probably the top habs D in this tourney.
The championship game between Montreal & Toronto takes place Tuesday night at 7:30pm.