Toronto 2, Montreal 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 W1
Montreal 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 L1

Recap


Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1: Phil Kessel set up a pair of power-play goals as visiting Toronto opened its campaign with a victory over Montreal for the third time in four seasons.


Nazem Kadri and Tyler Bozak scored while rookie goaltender Ben Scrivens made 21 saves for the Maple Leafs, who went 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

Captain Brian Gionta scored a power-play goal and Carey Price stopped 24 shots for Montreal, which was unable to muster much offense in Michel Therrien's return behind the Canadiens' bench.

Kadri was a thorn in the Canadiens’ side all game, with four hits and a number of dangerous scoring chances to go with his goal at 4:51 of the first period. Bozak put in a rebound 8:12 into the second session to give Toronto a two-goal lead.

Gionta pulled the Canadiens within one with 6:09 remaining in the third.


GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto D Mike Kostka earned an assist in his first NHL game. He had 34 points in as many games with the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies this season. … LW Colby Armstrong made his Montreal debut against the Maple Leafs, who bought him out of his contract at the end of last season. Armstrong had one shot on goal. … The Canadiens and D P.K. Subban remain far apart in contract negotiations.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Montreal
Phil Kessel 2 Points Brian Gionta 1
Tyler Bozak 1 Goals Brian Gionta 1
Phil Kessel 2 Assists Raphael Diaz 1
Tyler Bozak 1 Power Play Goals Brian Gionta 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ben Scrivens .955 Save Percentage Carey Price .923
Ben Scrivens 21 Saves Carey Price 24

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 26 2 2-5 4-5 15 21
Montreal 22 1 1-5 3-5 15 34

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play their next game at home against Florida . The Canadiens have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.