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LEAFS OUTLAST HABS

The Canadian Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

MONTREAL (PC) -- Tyler Bozak scored shorthanded and Mason Raymond got the winner in his first game with the Maple Leafs as Toronto spoiled the Montreal Canadiens home opener with a 4-3 NHL victory on Tuesday night.

James van Riemsdyk and Dion Phaneuf also scored in a fight-filled contest that saw Montreal's new enforcer George Parros carried off on a stretcher after Colton Orr pulled him down during a scrap, crashing the Canadiens forward's face into the Bell Centre ice.

Lars Eller's second goal of the game with 2:22 left to play set up a wild finish, but Montreal failed to get the equalizer. Eller also set up a goal by Brendan Gallagher.

The Canadiens' 350th consecutive sellout crowd was electric as usual for a Montreal-Toronto game and it didn't lack for action.

But the mood turned sombre 2:34 into the third period when Parros was prone on the ice. Orr had fallen and pulled down Parros, who was bleeding and looked woozy. A team of trainers spent several minutes treating him on the ice.

The crowd chanted Parros' name as he was wheeled off the ice.

The Leafs were on a two-man advantage when Van Riemsdyk partially fanned on a shot at the side of the net that slipped between Carey Price's pads 8:01 into the game.

The teams were each down a man when Raphael Diaz slipped a pass to Eller for a goal at 10:08 and Toronto was caught on a 3-on-1 when Montreal got the puck behind Carl Gunnarsson and Eller fed Gallagher at 13:54.

Phaneuf tied it 8:36 into the second as he broke in on the left side to put a wrist shot inside the far post. It was the 19,000th goal in Leafs history in 6,169 games since 1917.

Bozak put Toronto ahead shorthanded at 17:39 when he poked the puck away from defenceman Andrei Markov at the point and went in on a break to beat Price to the stick side.

Raymond, playing his first regular-season game for Toronto, finished a give-and-go with Troy Bodie 5:10 into the third.

Montreal got a scare midway through the first period when Max Pacioretty left with an apparent wrist injury after a hit from Orr. He returned in the second frame.

Notes: It was the fifth season in a row Montreal and Toronto played each other in an opener. Toronto leads 4-1, winning the last four. . . The Canadiens called up defenceman Nathan Beaulieu as insurance with Douglas Murray, Davis Drewiske and Alexei Emelin all injured. . . Nazem Kadri played his 100th game for Toronto. . . Morgan Rielly was scratched for Toronto, while Montreal sat out Beaulieu, Michael Bournival and Ryan White.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
08:01TOR PPG - James van Riemsdyk (1) ASST: Phil Kessel (1), Cody Franson (1) 1 - 0 TOR
10:08MTL Lars Eller (1) ASST: Raphael Diaz (1), Alex Galchenyuk (1) 1 - 1 Tie
13:54MTL Brendan Gallagher (1) ASST: Lars Eller (1), Alex Galchenyuk (2) 2 - 1 MTL
2nd Period
08:36TOR Dion Phaneuf (1) ASST: Nazem Kadri (1), Nikolay Kulemin (1) 2 - 2 Tie
17:19TOR SHG - Tyler Bozak (1) ASST: NONE 3 - 2 TOR
3rd Period
05:10TOR Mason Raymond (1) ASST: Troy Bodie (1) 4 - 2 TOR
17:38MTL Lars Eller (2) ASST: NONE 4 - 3 TOR
Three Stars of the Game
James Reimer
1st
James Reimer
G
SA: 37TOI: 59:48
GA: 3EV: 28-31
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .919SH: 2-2
Lars Eller
2nd
Lars Eller
C
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 16:20
Tyler Bozak
3rd
Tyler Bozak
C
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 21:13
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:23MTL Lars Eller  Tripping against  Joffrey Lupul
07:18MTL Tomas Plekanec  Hi stick - double minor against  Joffrey Lupul
10:03TOR Dion Phaneuf  Boarding against  Brandon Prust
14:19TOR James van Riemsdyk  Holding against  P.K. Subban
2nd Period
00:46MTL Daniel Briere  Too many men/ice - bench
04:25MTL George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  Colton Orr
04:25TOR Colton Orr  Fighting (maj) against  George Parros
09:14MTL Max Pacioretty  Hooking against  Nazem Kadri
11:43MTL Daniel Briere  Holding against  Jake Gardiner
12:58TOR Nazem Kadri  Cross checking against  Andrei Markov
12:58MTL Andrei Markov  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Nazem Kadri
14:05TOR Dave Bolland  Holding against  Lars Eller
17:10MTL Travis Moen  Unsportsmanlike conduct
17:10TOR Mark Fraser  Unsportsmanlike conduct
17:10TOR Mark Fraser  Interference against  Brandon Prust
17:10MTL Travis Moen  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Fraser
17:10TOR Mark Fraser  Fighting (maj) against  Travis Moen
3rd Period
02:34MTL George Parros  Game misconduct against  Colton Orr
02:34TOR Colton Orr  Game misconduct against  George Parros
02:34MTL George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  Colton Orr
02:34TOR Colton Orr  Fighting (maj) against  George Parros
02:34TOR Carter Ashton  Fighting (maj) against  Jarred Tinordi
02:34MTL Jarred Tinordi  Fighting (maj) against  Carter Ashton
15:38TOR Mark Fraser  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
15:38MTL Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Fraser
15:38MTL Brandon Prust  Roughing against  Mark Fraser
shots by period
PeriodTORMTL
1st1617
2nd1310
3rd910
Total3837
Team Stats
CategoryTORMTL
Power Plays1/70/4
Hits2521
Faceoff Wins2926
Giveaways510
Takeaways37
Blocked Shots1715
Penalty Minutes4753
  • TORONTO
  • MONTREAL
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2M. FraserD00001410:37
3D. PhaneufD1013227:01
4C. FransonD0112025:27
11J. McClementC0011013:09
12M. RaymondL1005018:26
15P. RangerD00-11019:38
19J. LupulL00-12017:04
21J. van RiemsdykL10-16221:00
28C. OrrR0000202:47
36C. GunnarssonD0012018:35
37C. AshtonR001153:40
40T. BodieR011108:37
41N. KuleminL0110014:23
42T. BozakC10-14021:13
43N. KadriC0103217:38
51J. GardinerD00-20019:00
63D. BollandC0012212:46
81P. KesselR01-25021:11
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
34J. Reimer3437.91959:48
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
8B. PrustL0002712:07
11B. GallagherR1013011:26
14T. PlekanecC00-11418:06
15G. ParrosR0000204:17
17R. BourqueR0003014:57
21B. GiontaR00-12015:21
24J. TinordiD0000514:47
26J. GorgesD0012023:14
27A. GalchenyukC0221013:23
32T. MoenL0002712:14
48D. BriereC00-14216:51
51D. DesharnaisC00-11018:24
55F. BouillonD00-10014:27
61R. DiazD0103020:51
67M. PaciorettyL00-23213:54
76P. SubbanD0003024:41
79A. MarkovD0001222:00
81L. EllerC2126216:20
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31C. Price3438.89559:02