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Canadiens net 3 in 3rd, top Maple Leafs 5-2

Source : AP
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 04:16 hrs

Brendan Gallagher, Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta scored third-period goals in the Montreal Canadiens' 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

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 defenseman Alexei Emelin got Montreal on the board in the first period.

Frazer McLaren and Clarke MacArthur scored for Toronto (12-9), which had won three straight at home.

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 before a season-high Air Canada Centre crowd of 19,625.




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