Montreal 4, Toronto 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 9, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 44-30-4-3 24-11-2-3 20-19-2-0 W1
Toronto 37-34-5-6 18-15-3-5 19-19-2-1 L3

Recap


Brian Gionta scored twice as the Montreal Canadiens secured sixth place in the Eastern Conference on Saturday with a 4-1 win over the host Toronto Maple Leafs in the season finale for both teams.

Gionta's power-play goal early in the first period stood as the game winner, and he added another marker with the man advantage in the second frame to pace the Canadiens (44-30-8). Gionta has three goals in his last two games after behind held off the scoresheet in his previous eight contests.

Ryan White and Tomas Plekanec had the other goals for Montreal, which will face the division-rival Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs.

Phil Kessel's first-period goal provided the lone offense for the Maple Leafs (37-34-11), who will finish 10th in the East. Joe Colborne assisted on Kessel's goal in his first career NHL game.

The teams played a wide-open style for most of the game, but it was Montreal's special teams which made the difference.

The Canadiens, who rank in the top-10 in power-play and penalty-killing proficiencies, went 2 for 3 with the man advantage while killing off all five Toronto power plays. Plekanec's goal came while Montreal was shorthanded.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Toronto
Brian Gionta 2 Points Phil Kessel 1
Brian Gionta 2 Goals Phil Kessel 1
Tom Pyatt 2 Assists Joe Colborne 1
Brian Gionta 2 Power Play Goals N/A
Tomas Plekanec 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Carey Price .964 Save Percentage James Reimer .882
Carey Price 27 Saves James Reimer 30

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 34 4 2-3 5-5 15 24
Toronto 28 1 0-5 1-3 11 31

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Canadiens have a W/L % of .452 after a win and .632 after a loss.
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