Rielly scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 2-1 win over Montreal in Game 3. Rielly broke a 1-1 tie with 2:25 left in the second period, going top shelf on Montreal netminder Carey Price from the bottom of the right faceoff circle. The goal, Rielly's first of the postseason, stood as the game-winner. The 27-year-old defenseman is off to a nice start to the series, producing three points and 10 shots with a plus-2 rating after three games.
Rielly notched a power-play assist, three blocked shots and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 2. Rielly earned the secondary helper on William Nylander's third-period tally. The 27-year-old Rielly has assists in three straight games dating back to the regular-season finale. The blueliner was bumped down to the second power-play unit in favor of Rasmus Sandin, who had a power-play goal Saturday. Rielly should still be productive on offense as a top-four defenseman.
Rielly provided an assist and five shots on goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Canadiens in Game 1. Rielly had the secondary helper on William Nylander's rebound goal in the second period. The 27-year-old Rielly was once again a high-scoring option on the blue line with 35 points in 55 regular-season contests. The Canadian defenseman will likely log significant time on the first pairing and top power-play unit, which in turn should lead to offense in the playoffs.
Rielly scored his fifth goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal. He also had two blocks and two hits. Rielly got Toronto on the board just 4:07 into the game, snapping a shot from the point that found its way through traffic in front. It was Rielly's first goal since April 4, ending his personal 12-game scoring drought. He has four points (one goal, three assists) in his last three games.
Rielly (rest) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Canucks, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports. Rielly was given a maintenance day Thursday versus Vancouver, but he'll return to his usual spots on Toronto's top pairing and first power-play unit for Saturday's rematch. He's racked up 32 points through 49 games this campaign.
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