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Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 4, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 5:15 AM

Associated Press

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Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 4, SO
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Montréal Canadiens 5

MONTREAL (AP) -Mike Cammalleri and Scott Gomez scored in a shootout to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a chippy 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs after they squandered a two-goal lead in the third period Saturday night.

The Canadiens led 4-2 midway through the third, but Alexei Ponikarovsky's second of the game and a last-minute goal from Tomas Kaberle tied it with 54 seconds left in regulation.

Both Montreal shooters beat Vesa Toskala in the shootout. Jaroslav Halak stopped Lee Stempniak and Kaberle in Toronto's first shootout of the season.

Kaberle added three assists, giving him 13 points in his last five games, including a five-point night against Anaheim on Oct. 26.

Wearing their brightly striped vintage jerseys from 1912-13, the Canadiens got goals from Glen Metropolit, Guillaume Latendresse and Hal Gill in the second period. Roman Hamrlik scored in the third.

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Stempniak also scored for Toronto (1-7-4), which ended a five-game road trip with a 1-1-3 record.

Montreal (7-7-0) ended a two-game skid with its sixth win after regulation.

After a sloppy but uneventful first period, Ponikarovsky knocked in Kaberle's rebound on a power play 1:12 into the second.

But Metropolit, who has eight points in eight games this season, scored 1:15 later.

Latendresse scored on Tomas Plekanec's rebound at 12:24 and former Leafs defenseman Gill netted his first since joining Montreal in the summer.

Stempniak closed the gap to 3-2 with 4:44 left in the period on a point shot that beat Halak cleanly.

Hamrlik was at the far post to put in Gomez's shot just after a power play ended at 9:50 of the third period. It was the 20th goal allowed by Toskala in four starts this season and 23rd in five appearances.

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Ponikarovsky scored his second of the game with 3:28 left.

The Leafs called a timeout with 1 minute remaining and sent out six attackers. Kaberle's point shot went off Jaroslav Spacek's skate and slid inside the far post to tie it.

The Leafs went 2 for 6 on the power play and are 9 for 25 with the advantage in their last five games.

Former Canadiens defenseman Mike Komisarek nailed Metropolit with an open-ice hit early in the second period., leading to another melee. The crowd booed loudly each time Komisarek hit the ice. He left Montreal to sign as a free agent in Toronto in the summer.

There was a scoreboard tribute to former Canadiens great Jacques Plante, who became the first goaltender to wear a mask full-time 50 years ago on Sunday.

NOTES: Canadiens winger Matt D'Agostini, checked in the head in Chicago on Friday night, saw a doctor before the game but there was no immediate word on how seriously he is injured. Greg Stewart got back into the lineup after missing 10 games. ... Toronto winger Phil Kessel skated Saturday morning, and coach Ron Wilson said this week he might make his Leafs debut on Tuesday against Tampa Bay. ... Ponikarovsky has more career points (25) against Montreal than any other team.

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scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
01:12
TOR
PPG - Alexei Ponikarovsky (4) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (13), Mikhail Grabovski (5)
1 - 0 TOR
02:27
MTL
Glen Metropolit (2) ASST: Travis Moen (3)
1 - 1 Tie
12:24
MTL
Guillaume Latendresse (2) ASST: Tomas Plekanec (9), Maxim Lapierre (3)
2 - 1 MTL
14:52
MTL
Hal Gill (1) ASST: Josh Gorges (2), Tomas Plekanec (10)
3 - 1 MTL
15:16
TOR
PPG - Lee Stempniak (4) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (14), Mikhail Grabovski (6)
3 - 2 MTL
3rd Period
09:50
MTL
Roman Hamrlik (4) ASST: Scott Gomez (7), Brian Gionta (4)
4 - 2 MTL
16:32
TOR
Alexei Ponikarovsky (5) ASST: Ian White (4), Tomas Kaberle (15)
4 - 3 MTL
19:06
TOR
Tomas Kaberle (2) ASST: Mikhail Grabovski (7), Jason Blake (6)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDMTLTORTOTAL
1M. Cammalleri
L. Stempniak
1 - 0
2S. Gomez
T. Kaberle
2 - 0
penalty summary
1st Period
06:58
TOR
Tomas Kaberle  Hooking against  Scott Gomez
10:14
TOR
Luke Schenn  Interference against  Andrei Kostitsyn
11:00
TOR
Garnet Exelby  Roughing against  Mike Cammalleri
11:00
MTL
Mike Cammalleri  Cross checking against  Garnet Exelby
16:36
MTL
Jaroslav Spacek  Holding against  Niklas Hagman
19:20
TOR
Mike Komisarek  Clipping against  Gregory Stewart
19:20
MTL
Gregory Stewart  Roughing against  Mike Komisarek
2nd Period
01:02
MTL
Marc-Andre Bergeron  Interference against  Alexei Ponikarovsky
03:41
MTL
Kyle Chipchura  Roughing against  Mike Komisarek
04:54
MTL
Roman Hamrlik  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
08:26
MTL
Mike Cammalleri  Roughing against  Rickard Wallin
12:48
TOR
John Mitchell  Holding against  Josh Gorges
14:52
TOR
Francois Beauchemin  Roughing against  Mike Cammalleri
14:52
MTL
Josh Gorges  Roughing against  Francois Beauchemin
14:52
MTL
Hal Gill  Roughing against  Francois Beauchemin
3rd Period
01:09
MTL
Hal Gill  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
07:42
TOR
Mike Komisarek  Cross checking against  Tomas Plekanec
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Vesa Toskala
Vesa Toskala
0-2-2
SA: 39TOI: 64:16
Saves: 35EV: 22 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 12 - 12
SV%: .897SH: 1 - 1
Jaroslav Halak
SA: 30TOI: 64:59
Saves: 26EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .867SH: 1 - 1