|TOR||0||2||2||0||0 (0 - 2)||4|
|MTL||0||3||1||0||1 (2 - 2)||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.
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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|PPG - Alexei Ponikarovsky (4) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (13), Mikhail Grabovski (5)|
1 - 0 TOR
|Glen Metropolit (2) ASST: Travis Moen (3)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Guillaume Latendresse (2) ASST: Tomas Plekanec (9), Maxim Lapierre (3)|
2 - 1 MTL
|Hal Gill (1) ASST: Josh Gorges (2), Tomas Plekanec (10)|
3 - 1 MTL
|PPG - Lee Stempniak (4) ASST: Tomas Kaberle (14), Mikhail Grabovski (6)|
3 - 2 MTL
|Roman Hamrlik (4) ASST: Scott Gomez (7), Brian Gionta (4)|
4 - 2 MTL
|Alexei Ponikarovsky (5) ASST: Ian White (4), Tomas Kaberle (15)|
4 - 3 MTL
|Tomas Kaberle (2) ASST: Mikhail Grabovski (7), Jason Blake (6)|
4 - 4 Tie
|1||M. Cammalleri||L. Stempniak||1 - 0|
|2||S. Gomez||T. Kaberle||2 - 0|
|Tomas Kaberle Hooking against Scott Gomez|
|Luke Schenn Interference against Andrei Kostitsyn|
|Garnet Exelby Roughing against Mike Cammalleri|
|Mike Cammalleri Cross checking against Garnet Exelby|
|Jaroslav Spacek Holding against Niklas Hagman|
|Mike Komisarek Clipping against Gregory Stewart|
|Gregory Stewart Roughing against Mike Komisarek|
|Marc-Andre Bergeron Interference against Alexei Ponikarovsky|
|Kyle Chipchura Roughing against Mike Komisarek|
|Roman Hamrlik Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Mike Cammalleri Roughing against Rickard Wallin|
|John Mitchell Holding against Josh Gorges|
|Francois Beauchemin Roughing against Mike Cammalleri|
|Josh Gorges Roughing against Francois Beauchemin|
|Hal Gill Roughing against Francois Beauchemin|
|Hal Gill Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Mike Komisarek Cross checking against Tomas Plekanec|
|SA: 39||TOI: 64:16|
|Saves: 35||EV: 22 - 26|
|PIM: 0||PP: 12 - 12|
|SV%: .897||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 30||TOI: 64:59|
|Saves: 26||EV: 19 - 21|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 8|
|SV%: .867||SH: 1 - 1|