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Local players making big impact in Habs' impressive run

Ask most pundits at the start of the NHL Playoffs and the Montreal Canadiens should not be where they are, one win away from the Stanley Cup Final, but with the help of some players with London roots that’s exactly where they are.

The Montreal Canadiens celebrate a goal by Montreal Canadiens center Jesperi Kotkaniemi, second left, during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

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