MONTREAL – SPORTS – Justin Holl and Ilya Mikheyev scored 42 seconds apart in the third period taking the Toronto Maple Leafs to the team’s their straight win.
The Maple Leafs stayed strong in a 4-2 victory against the Montreal Canadiens in an original six classic game.
Auston Matthews extended his point streak to 11 with an assist for Toronto, but didn’t score a goal,
The Maple Leafs are now 11-2-1.
“There were just periods in the game where they kind of put their foot on the gas and we were back on our heels, and vice versa,” stated Matthews after the game. “So that’s a good team over there all throughout their lineup. They’ve got a lot of depth, great goaltending, and they play really tight defensively. So I think it’s a testament to our game tonight, just sticking with it and big goals by our guys, and hanging on at the end.”
Josh Anderson and Tomas Tatar both scored for Montreal (8-3-2), which has lost three of six since starting 5-0-2.
Carey Price made 20 saves backstopping the Canadiens.
“I think today it was a disappointing loss because I don’t think we were that bad,” Canadiens forward Joel Armia said. “There’s some areas we have to be better, and things like winning battles and staying strong on the puck, but I don’t know what the reason is for that.”