TOR
26-17-5
MTL
29-14-5

28 SOG
37 SOG

Leafs Rout Rival Canadiens in Montreal

MONTREAL - James Reimer made 37 saves and Leo Komarov scored his first NHL goal only 59 seconds into the game as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the rival Montreal Canadiens 6-0 on Saturday night.

Tyler Bozak scored later in the first period, James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel added second period goals and Korbinian Holzer and Dion Phaneuf, with his first of the season, scored in the third for Toronto (7-5-0).

The Leafs completed a sweep of a three-game road trip and are 6-1-0 away from the Air Canada Centre this season, including a 2-1 victory in Montreal in their season opener Jan. 19 with Ben Scrivens in goal.

Toronto jumped past Montreal (6-4-1) in Northeast Division standings. The Canadiens are 0-2-1 in their last three.

Reimer was a rock in goal, especially the second frame when Montreal had a 2-7 edge in shots. He made a deft glove save on an Erik Cole one-timer and thwarted Brian Gionta on back-to-back chances in his seventh career shutout.

Montreal outshot Toronto 37-27 overall.

The game wasn't a minute old when Nikolai Kulemin tipped the puck past Andrei Markov at the blue-line and the Montreal defenceman _ coming off two knee surgeries _ was unable to get back as Kamorov went to the net to tip in the pass on a 2-on-1.

It was the first-year winger from Estonia's first goal in 12 NHL games.

The goal seemed to throw Montreal into disarray, and the Leafs capitalized as van Riemsdyk banked a puck off Carey Price to an unguarded Bozak for a shot into an open side at 6:33.

Kessel put a move on the Montreal defence at the side of the net and fed the onrushing van Riemsdyk for his seventh goal 3:36 into the second frame.

Kessel got his second of the season and second in as many games on a power play as he picked the top corner from 15 feet out at 18:01.

After Holzer made it 5-0 four minutes into the fight-filled third period before Phaneuf scored from the slot at 13:15 while on a two-man advantage.

Price let in all six goals and finished with 21 saves.

Notes: Komarov was moved onto a line with Mikhail Grabovski and Kulemin. . . Ryan White was a healthy scratch a game after taking a costly penalty in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss in Buffalo. Yannick Weber and Tomas Kaberle were also out for Montreal. . . Mike Komisarek was scratched for a fourth straight game for the Leafs and Dave Steckel didn't dress for a second game.

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TOR
MTL
Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:59TOR Leo Komarov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikolai Kulemin (6) 1 - 0 TOR
06:33TOR Tyler Bozak (4) Wrist shot - ASST: James van Riemsdyk (2), John-Michael Liles (5) 2 - 0 TOR
2nd Period
03:36TOR James van Riemsdyk (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Phil Kessel (7) 3 - 0 TOR
18:01TOR PPG - Phil Kessel (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Dion Phaneuf (2), Cody Franson (5) 4 - 0 TOR
3rd Period
04:20TOR Korbinian Holzer (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Colton Orr (1), Jay McClement (2) 5 - 0 TOR
13:15TOR PPG - Dion Phaneuf (1) Slapshot - ASST: Phil Kessel (8) 6 - 0 TOR
Three Stars of the Game
James Reimer
1st
James Reimer
G
SA: 37TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 27-27
PIM: 0PP: 8-8
SV%: 1.000SH: 2-2
James van Riemsdyk
2nd
James van Riemsdyk
LW
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 18:45
Tyler Bozak
3rd
Tyler Bozak
C
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 19:51
Penalty Summary
1st Period
19:52TOR Korbinian Holzer  Roughing against  David Desharnais
19:52MTL David Desharnais  Roughing against  Korbinian Holzer
2nd Period
04:26MTL Erik Cole  Slashing against  Nazem Kadri
09:01MTL Brendan Gallagher  Diving against  Mark Fraser
10:37TOR Dion Phaneuf  Interference against  Colby Armstrong
10:37MTL Brandon Prust  Roughing against  Cody Franson
11:29TOR Mark Fraser  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
15:31MTL Andrei Markov  Roughing against  Nikolai Kulemin
15:31TOR Nikolai Kulemin  Roughing against  Andrei Markov
17:42MTL Rene Bourque  Hi-sticking against  John-Michael Liles
18:34TOR Michael Kostka  Holding against  Max Pacioretty
3rd Period
01:09TOR Mark Fraser  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
01:09MTL Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Fraser
07:59MTL Brendan Gallagher  Interference against  Michael Kostka
07:59MTL Brendan Gallagher  Fighting (maj) against  Michael Kostka
07:59TOR Michael Kostka  Fighting (maj) against  Brendan Gallagher
11:30MTL Brandon Prust  Misconduct (10 min) against  Mikhail Grabovski
11:30TOR Mikhail Grabovski  Misconduct (10 min) against  Max Pacioretty
11:30MTL Brandon Prust  Roughing against  Mikhail Grabovski
11:30MTL Brandon Prust  Roughing against  Mikhail Grabovski
11:30MTL Max Pacioretty  Misconduct (10 min) against  Mikhail Grabovski
11:30TOR Mikhail Grabovski  Roughing against  Max Pacioretty
12:17MTL Tomas Plekanec  Holding against  John-Michael Liles
15:01TOR Colton Orr  Misconduct (10 min) against  Rene Bourque
15:01TOR Colton Orr  Roughing against  Rene Bourque
15:01TOR Colton Orr  Roughing against  Rene Bourque
15:01TOR Frazer McLaren  Fighting (maj) against  Josh Gorges
15:01MTL Josh Gorges  Fighting (maj) against  Frazer McLaren
19:14MTL Rene Bourque  Misconduct (10 min)
shots by period
PeriodTORMTL
1st128
2nd820
3rd89
Total2837
Team Stats
CategoryTORMTL
Power Plays2/60/4
Hits3126
Faceoff Wins4823
Giveaways106
Takeaways48
Blocked Shots1618
Penalty Minutes5165
  • TORONTO
  • MONTREAL
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
3D. PhaneufD1112224:06
4C. FransonD0120020:22
11J. McClementC0110012:58
16C. MacArthurL0004013:56
21J. van RiemsdykL1124018:45
24J. LilesD0121020:36
28C. OrrR0111144:50
38F. McLarenL001053:52
39M. FrattinR0001013:45
41N. KuleminL0111216:53
42T. BozakC1023019:51
43N. KadriC0002015:56
45M. FraserD0010712:53
47L. KomarovC1012016:13
53M. KostkaD0013719:54
55K. HolzerD1011222:44
81P. KesselR1222017:47
84M. GrabovskiC00111212:39
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
34J. Reimer37371.00060:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
8B. PrustL0000217:47
14T. PlekanecC00-13218:48
17R. BourqueR00-111218:24
20C. ArmstrongR0002010:19
21B. GiontaR00-11018:15
26J. GorgesD00-20521:20
27A. GalchenyukC0002011:14
32T. MoenL0001013:53
51D. DesharnaisC00-30215:07
55F. BouillonD00-10017:28
61R. DiazD00-14022:08
67M. PaciorettyL00-351014:01
72E. ColeL00-13211:09
73B. GallagherR00-26911:46
74A. EmelinD00-21015:59
76P. SubbanD00-13022:22
79A. MarkovD00-13220:54
81L. EllerC0002015:02
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31C. Price2228.78660:00