Preseason Game 50
Canadiens 6, Maple Leafs 1
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Centre Bell, Montréal, QC
Andrew Shaw scored twice and Shea Weber got a goal in his first game in a Canadiens uniform as Montréal defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 in an NHL pre-season game on Thursday night.
Carey Price, in his first game for Montréal since he suffered a season-ending injury on November 25, turned aside 28 shots for the win. Weber played his first club game since he was acquired from Nashvivlle for P.K. Subban in the off-season.
Michael McCarron, Alex Galchenyuk and Artturi Lehkonen also scored for the Canadiens, who ended their pre-season schedule at 4-1-2.
Auston Matthews scored a power-play goal for the Leafs (2-2-2), who complete their pre-season with back-to-back games against Detroit on Friday and Saturday.
It was a rough start for new Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen, who faced 32 shots. He was beaten 1:50 into the game when Shaw took Mikhail Sergachev’s rebound off the end boards and tucked it in.
McCarron used Morgan Reilly as a screen to score with a wrist shot on a rush up the middle at 5:27.
Matthews returned the favour when he moved in on the left side and used Weber as a screen to beat Price with a high wrist shot at 14:21.
Shaw struck again 1:24 into the second frame when he redirected a clever feed from David Desharnais.
The Bell Centre crowd let out a roar when Weber’s weak shot from the right point got between Andersen’s pads at 4:38.
Alexander Radulov was on his knees but still managed to be the pivot man on a give-and-go that saw Galchenyuk go to the net and deke Andersen 6:20 into the third. Lehkonen scored on a wrist shot from the right side at 10:59.
Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry, who played much of last season with a sports hernia that required off-season surgery, limped off 11 minutes into the first period after a collision along the boards and did not return.
Montréal captain Max Pacioretty sat out with a flu and was replaced by Sven Andrighetto, while forward Paul Byron missed with pneumonia.
Tyler Bozak sat out for Toronto with an undisclosed injury.
MTL GOAL – 01:50 – Shaw (Carr, Sergachev)
MTL GOAL – 05:27 – McCarron (Mitchell, Markov)
MTL PEN – 12:30 – Emelin, cross checking
TOR PP GOAL – 14:21 – Matthews (Gardiner, Nylander)
TOR PEN – 19:16 – Matthews, holding
MTL GOAL – 01:24 – Shaw (Desharnais)
MTL GOAL – 04:38 – Weber (Andrighetto)
MTL PEN – 16:53 – Sergachev, hooking
TOR PEN – 02:36 – Nylander, high sticking
TOR PEN – 05:12 – Martin, fighting major
MTL PEN – 05:12 – McCarron, fighting major
MTL GOAL – 06:20 – Galchenyuk (Radulov, Beaulieu)
MTL GOAL – 10:59 – Lehkonen (Radulov, Markov)
TOR PEN – 11:53 – Martin, roughing
MTL PEN – 16:02 – Galchenyuk, high sticking
MTL PEN – 18:43 – Sergachev, interference
MTL – Price (W, 28-29)
TOR – Andersen (L, 26-32)
SHOTS ON GOAL
MTL – 15+10+7 = 32
TOR – 10+7+12 = 29
MTL – Goaltenders: Mike Condon, Carey Price. Defence: Nathan Beaulieu, Alexei Emelin, Andrei Markov (A), Jeff Petry, Mikhail Sergachev, Shea Weber (A). Forwards: Sven Andrighetto, Daniel Carr, Phillip Danault, David Desharnais, Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher (A), Artturi Lehkonen, Michael McCarron, Torrey Mitchell, Tomas Plekanec, Alexander Radulov, Andrew Shaw.
TOR – Goaltenders: Frederik Andersen, Jhonas Enroth. Defence: Connor Carrick, Jake Gardiner, Matt Hunwick (A), Martin Marincin, Morgan Rielly (A), Nikita Zaitsev. Forwards: Connor Brown, Frédérik Gauthier, Zach Hyman, Nazem Kadri, Kasperi Kapanen, Leo Komarov (A), Mitchell Marner, Matt Martin, Auston Matthews, Milan Michalek, William Nylander, Kerby Rychel.