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LEAFS OUTLAST HABS

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

The Canadian Press

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LEAFS OUTLAST HABS
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Montréal Canadiens 3
Three Stars of the Game
James Reimer
1st
James Reimer
SA: 37TOI: 59:48
GA: 3EV: 28-31
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .919SH: 2-2
Lars Eller
2nd
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 16:20
Tyler Bozak
3rd
Tyler Bozak
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 21:13

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.

SEE ALSO
Boxscore: Leafs @ Canadiens
Game highlights: Leafs @ Canadiens
The Numbers Game – October 1, 2013
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scoring summary
1st Period
08:01
TOR
PPG - James van Riemsdyk (1) ASST: Phil Kessel (1), Cody Franson (1)
1 - 0 TOR
10:08
MTL
Lars Eller (1) ASST: Raphael Diaz (1), Alex Galchenyuk (1)
1 - 1 Tie
13:54
MTL
Brendan Gallagher (1) ASST: Lars Eller (1), Alex Galchenyuk (2)
2 - 1 MTL
2nd Period
08:36
TOR
Dion Phaneuf (1) ASST: Nazem Kadri (1), Nikolay Kulemin (1)
2 - 2 Tie
17:19
TOR
SHG - Tyler Bozak (1) ASST: NONE
3 - 2 TOR
3rd Period
05:10
TOR
Mason Raymond (1) ASST: Troy Bodie (1)
4 - 2 TOR
17:38
MTL
Lars Eller (2) ASST: NONE
4 - 3 TOR
penalty summary
1st Period
06:23
MTL
Lars Eller  Tripping against  Joffrey Lupul
07:18
MTL
Tomas Plekanec  Hi stick - double minor against  Joffrey Lupul
10:03
TOR
Dion Phaneuf  Boarding against  Brandon Prust
14:19
TOR
James van Riemsdyk  Holding against  P.K. Subban
2nd Period
00:46
MTL
Daniel Briere  Too many men on the ice
04:25
MTL
George Parros  Fighting against  Colton Orr
04:25
TOR
Colton Orr  Fighting against  George Parros
09:14
MTL
Max Pacioretty  Hooking against  Nazem Kadri
11:43
MTL
Daniel Briere  Holding against  Jake Gardiner
12:58
TOR
Nazem Kadri  Cross checking against  Andrei Markov
12:58
MTL
Andrei Markov  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Nazem Kadri
14:05
TOR
Dave Bolland  Holding against  Lars Eller
17:10
MTL
Travis Moen  Unsportsmanlike conduct
17:10
TOR
Mark Fraser  Unsportsmanlike conduct
17:10
TOR
Mark Fraser  Interference against  Brandon Prust
17:10
MTL
Travis Moen  Fighting against  Mark Fraser
17:10
TOR
Mark Fraser  Fighting against  Travis Moen
3rd Period
02:34
MTL
George Parros  Game misconduct against  Colton Orr
02:34
TOR
Colton Orr  Game misconduct against  George Parros
02:34
MTL
George Parros  Fighting against  Colton Orr
02:34
TOR
Colton Orr  Fighting against  George Parros
02:34
TOR
Carter Ashton  Fighting against  Jarred Tinordi
02:34
MTL
Jarred Tinordi  Fighting against  Carter Ashton
15:38
TOR
Mark Fraser  Fighting against  Brandon Prust
15:38
MTL
Brandon Prust  Fighting against  Mark Fraser
15:38
MTL
Brandon Prust  Roughing against  Mark Fraser
goalie stats
James Reimer
James Reimer
SA: 37TOI: 59:48
Saves: 34EV: 28 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .919SH: 2 - 2
Carey Price
SA: 38TOI: 59:02
Saves: 34EV: 18 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 15
SV%: .895SH: 2 - 3