Montreal 3, Toronto 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 21, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 18-21-2-7 8-9-2-5 10-12-0-2 W1
Toronto 23-19-3-2 13-8-2-2 10-11-1-0 L1

Recap


All-Star Carey Price made 32 saves and rookie defenseman Raphael Diaz scored the game-winning goal early in the third period as the Montreal Canadiens downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Saturday night.

With the game tied at 1-1, Diaz unleashed a slapshot from the point and beat a screened Jonas Gustavsson at 3:29 of the third period. The goal was Diaz's third of the season.

Ron Wilson decided to reunite the line of Phil Kessel, Joffrey Lupul and Tim Connolly in the third period in an attempt to mount some offense, but it was too little too late.

Lars Eller beat Gustavsson from a bad angle at the side of the net to give Montreal a 3-1 edge midway through the third period.

Rene Bourque opened the scoring 18:26 into the first period after he swatted in a puck in front of the net past Gustavsson for his first goal as a member of the Canadiens.

Matthew Lombardi scored the lone goal for the Maple Leafs when he beat Price on a breakaway with five seconds remaining in the first period for his fourth tally.

Montreal was just 1-3-2 in six games prior to Saturday's win over Toronto.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Toronto
Rene Bourque 1 Points Matthew Lombardi 1
Rene Bourque 1 Goals Matthew Lombardi 1
Erik Cole 1 Assists Tyler Bozak 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carey Price .970 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson .870
Carey Price 32 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 23 3 0-3 3-3 6 23
Toronto 33 1 0-3 3-3 6 41

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against NY Islanders . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .542 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play their next game at home against Detroit . The Canadiens have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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