Caufield to make NHL playoff debut for Canadiens in Game 3
Cole Caufield will make his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut for the Montreal Canadiens against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup First Round on Monday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, SN, TVAS).
The rookie forward replaces Eric Staal, who Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme said is not 100 percent.
"I found out this morning," Caufield said Monday. "Obviously it's really special. I'll tell my parents when I get out of here, so they're obviously going to be excited, and I just can't wait to get going tonight."
Caufield was a healthy scratch the first two games of the best-of-7 series, which is tied 1-1. The 20-year-old made his NHL debut April 26 and scored five points (four goals, one assist) in 10 games. He could be an asset for an offense that's scored three goals on 53 shots against Maple Leafs goalie Jack Campbell in the first two games of the series.