Maple Leafs playoff run ends in heartbreak once again after Game 7 loss to Canadiens

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19,754 days since a Cup.

0 days since blowing a 3-1 series lead.

6,251 days since winning a Playoff series.

464 days since losing to an AHL Zamboni driver.

33 days until setting the record for the longest Stanley Cup drought in NHL history.

Carey Price turned aside 30 of 31 shots during Monday’s 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7.

The Habs were down 3-1 in the series after four games and they had found the back of the net just four times. Price was brilliant throughout the series, but he was on another level during Montreal’s victories in Games 5, 6 and 7. The veteran netminder frustrated Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner throughout the first round and he was calm and in control on Monday night. Price came up with several important saves while the Canadiens were shorthanded (twice) in the third frame. The 33-year-old finishes the series with a 4-3 record, 2.24 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage. The Canadiens will need Price to stand on his head in the second round when they take on a rested Winnipeg Jets team. The 33-year-old was clearly the first star of the series.