Mon 1 0 0 1
Tor 4 1 0 5
Date of game: 4/13/2013

Recap: Toronto vs. Montreal

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - James Reimer made 36 saves to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Tyler Bozak, Leo Komarov and Jay McClement all lit the lamp for the Maple Leafs, who sit three points ahead of the Ottawa Senators (48) for the fifth seed in the upcoming Eastern Conference playoffs.

"We're confident as a group in here," said Bozak. "We go into every game thinking we can win as long as we stick to our game and play the system we have in place."

Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel also tallied, while James van Riemsdyk added a pair of assists in the triumph.

Davis Drewiske recorded the lone goal for the Canadiens, who hold a one-point lead over the Boston Bruins atop the Northeast Division standings.

"We had some good scoring chances and we were skating well," said Montreal head coach Michel Therrien. "There have been a few games we probably shouldn't have won and our goalie stole them for us. Tonight was a tough one. But this is a team with a lot of character and these are the kinds of athletes who are going to bounce back from this."

Carey Price allowed three goals on four shots before he was replaced in net by Peter Budaj, who allowed two goals on 24 shots.

Toronto scored three times in the first 10:25 of the game. Bozak scored a power play goal 1:59 in. Kessel passed the puck to van Riemsdyk in traffic in front of the net. With Bozak closing in on the goal, van Riemsdyk passed the disc through a defender's legs and Bozak buried it into the net.

Komarov added this third tally of the season at the 8:08 mark. Ryan O'Byrne corralled a loose puck in the right corner. O'Byrne then found Komarov, who snuck one past Price to make it 2-0.

McClement followed with a spectacular backhand goal just over two minutes later to make it 3-0.

Drewiske got Montreal on the board with 6:52 left in the opening period, but Phaneuf added a goal nearly four minutes later to put the hosts up 4-1.

Kessel's tally 4:42 into the second accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Maple Leafs will host the New Jersey Devils on Monday ... Toronto was 1-for-5 on the power play ... Montreal will host the Flyers on Monday.

Two Payton Award winners on Hall of Fame ballot

Former Walter Payton Award winners Archie Amerson and Michael Payton are among the FCS players eligible for induction into the 2015 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Polian, Wolf named Pro Football HOF finalists

Former NFL general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class under the newly-created contributors category.

Holland, Kimbrel named MLB's top relievers

Right-handers Greg Holland of the Kansas City Royals and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves were named Wednesday as the top relief pitchers in Major League Baseball.

Thunder exercise options on Lamb, Adams, Roberson, and Jones

The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised club options on guard Jeremy Lamb, center Steven Adams and forwards Andre Roberson and Perry Jones on Tuesday.

Wild, Coyle agree to 5-year extension

The Minnesota Wild moved to lock up another of their young core on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with center Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.