TORONTO – SPORTS – The Montreal Canadiens skated past the Toronto Maple Leafs in the opening game of the 2014-2015 National Hockey League season. The Habs and Leafs battled hard for three periods.
The Canadiens put the game away for a 4-3 victory with only 43 seconds left in the third period.
The win earned the Canadiens their first two points of the season, and also snapped a four-game losing streak in season openers against Toronto dating back to the 2010-11 campaign.
“I thought we played a pretty good game from the second part of the game onward. We played much better. We put the puck where we wanted to. We played the game that we wanted to in the offensive zone, and we’re happy about the win. Obviously, it was the first game of the season in Toronto. We’re happy we were able to come away with the two points,” stated Plekanec.
“You always breathe a little bit better when you win the first game. We had some flaws in our game, especially in that first little bit,” added Plekanec. “We’ve got to fix things up to be more successful down the road. That’s the way it is for all teams this time of year. It will keep us on our toes, and it’s going to keep us working hard.”
In this NHL Video, Montreal Canadiens forward David Desharnais works hard to find P.K. Subban who flicks a rolling puck past Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier.