Impressive game from Scrivens goes to waste against Montreal
Brendan Gallagher, Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta scored third-period goals to lift the Montreal Canadiens over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night, 5-2.
Gallagher scored his sixth of the season 9:08 into the third to break a 2-2 tie. Pacioretty cemented the win with his sixth goal -- and second of the game -- at 14:26.
Gionta added an empty-net tally with 2:26 left.
Pacioretty also scored in the second period, and defenceman Alexei Emelin got Montreal on the board in the first period.
Carey Price made 21 saves for his 11th win.
Frazer McLaren and Clarke MacArthur scored for Toronto (12-9), which had won three straight at the ACC.
This victory was payback for the Canadiens (13-4-3), who were routed by the Maple Leafs 6-0 in Montreal on Feb. 9. Since then, the Canadiens have gone 7-0-2.
Montreal outshot Toronto 40-23.
Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens made his eighth straight start and kept his club in the game, finishing with 35 saves.
(The Canadian Press)