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Numbers Game: Maple Leafs @ Canadiens

Numbers Game: Maple Leafs @ Canadiens”

The losing streak is over.

Offensively, the Canadiens outshot the Leafs 34-22.

Before Saturday's meeting in Montreal, the Leafs hadn't won at the Bell Centre since October 1, 2013.

"Would we like to beat them?"

"When you tell me that [having lost 14 straight], are we due?"

The Canadiens goaltender proved that Saturday when he took responsibility for the Canadiens 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

Toronto moves to 4-1 on the season while Montreal falls to 1-4.

It was the Leafs' first win against the Canadiens since January 18, 2014. The 20-year-old scored 8:16 into the first period to put the Leafs up 2-1, and now has five goals so far through five games.

Matthews also scored the winning goal in overtime.

You could pretty much give him the goal and both assists on the play if you wanted to (you can't actually do that, but it would be kind of fun).

Carey Price is a standup guy.

"It was a nice win for us, given the history", said Leafs goaltender Frederik Anderson.

Like last season, Andersen has struggled at times out of the gate, posting an.839 save percentage in his previous three starts.

Toronto has scored at least three goals in their five games this season.

Defensively, the Canadiens made mistakes that led to the first two goals. But Andersen was was there to stave off Montreal's relentless attack when the Leafs had no answer for them anywhere else and got them to overtime.

"Zero for me but we're playing them [Saturday] and I'm jacked up to have that opportunity", Babcock said Friday when asked what Montreal's dominance over Toronto counts for. Saturday was an off night for Toronto in terms of shots on goal as it was - their prior season-low was 31 against Winnipeg. "I thought it might have been our best game of the year", Price said.

Jeff Petry, Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin scored for the Canadiens (1-3-1), whose three goals almost doubled their struggling attack's offensive output for the season.

The Maple Leafs have picked up points in four of their first five games.

Toronto is back in action Tuesday at Washington to face the Capitals for the first time since they eliminated them from the playoffs last April.

The Canadiens are on the road next week for three games in California. They entered the game 17th in the league, working at 81.8 per cent, and went one for two against Montreal. On the power play, Toronto never got much going against Montreal. It was Montreal's first goal on a man advantage of the season, ending an 0-for-14 drought.

"We're in their end, but we're getting lot of shots from the outside and not really getting Grade A chances", Pacioretty said.

Drouin, with his first for the Canadiens, gave Montreal a 3-2 lead at 11:33 of the second period, 19 seconds after a video review upheld referee Jon McIssac's ruling that Matthews had batted the puck in with a high stick.



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