Preseason Game 54 – Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 3

Preseason Game 54
Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 3
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Centre Bell, Montréal, QC

Mitch Marner scored and added three assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montréal Canadiens 5-3 Wednesday to improve to 5-1-0 in pre-season play.

Nazem Kadri, Auston Matthews, Kasperi Kapanen and Patrick Marleau also scored for the visiting Maple Leafs. Goalie Frederik Andersen made 33 saves.

Tomas Tatar, Brendan Gallagher and David Schlemko scored for Montréal, which fell to 4-2-0 this pre-season. Carey Price stopped 20-of-25 shots.

With the game tied 2-2, the Leafs scored short-handed goals 20 seconds apart to start the third period.

Marner got the first 16 seconds into the period after bad communication between Price and Jeff Petry led to a loose puck in front of the net — an easy tap-in for Marner.

Kapanen made it 4-2 at 20 seconds later on a 2-on-1 break with Par Lindholm.

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BOXSCORE
1st Period
TOR PEN – 02:55 – Johnsson, tripping
MTL PP GOAL – 04:00 – Tatar (Lehkonen, Drouin)
MTL PEN – 16:51 – Byron, tripping
TOR PP GOAL – 18:11 – Kadri (Matthews, Marner)
MTL PEN – 19:17 – Tatar, high sticking

2nd Period
TOR PP GOAL – 01:14 – Matthews (Marner)
MTL PEN – 04:00 – Danault, high sticking
TOR PEN – 04:00 – Kadri, interference
TOR PEN – 05:16 – Rielly, interference
MTL PEN – 05:28 – Tatar, delay of game
MTL GOAL – 06:59 – Gallagher (Mete, Kotkaniemi)
MTL PEN – 11:05 – Schlemko, cross checking
TOR PEN – 19:55 – Leivo, slashing

3rd Period
TOR SH GOAL – 00:16 – Marner
TOR SH GOAL – 00:36 – Kapanen (Lindholm)
MTL PP GOAL – 01:16 – Schlemko (Agostino, Mete)
TOR PEN – 06:57 – Johnsson, interference
MTL PEN – 10:02 – team, too many men on the ice
TOR GOAL – 14:08 – Marleau (Marner)
MTL PEN – 18:30 – Gallagher, interference

GOALTENDERS
TOR – Andersen (W, 33-36)
MTL – Price (L, 21-26)

SHOTS ON GOAL
TOR – 8+7+11 = 26
MTL – 14+14+8 = 36

ROSTERS
TORGoaltenders: Frederik Andersen, Calvin Pickard. Defence: Jake Gardiner, Ron Hainsey, Igor Ozhiganov, Morgan Rielly (A), Calle Rosen, Nikita Zaitsev. Forwards: Connor Brown, Tyler Ennis, Andreas Johnsson, Nazem Kadri, Kasperi Kapanen, Josh Leivo, Par Lindholm, Patrick Marleau (A), Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews, Trevor Moore, John Tavares (A).
MTLGoaltenders: Charlie Lindgren, Carey Price. Defence: Jordie Benn, Noah Juulsen, Victor Mete, Jeff Petry (A), Mike Reilly, David Schlemko. Forwards: Daniel Audette, Paul Byron (A), Michael Chaput, Phillip Danault, Jacob de la Rose, Jonathan Drouin, Brendan Gallagher (A), Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Artturi Lehkonen, Tomas Plekanec, Nikita Scherbak, Tomas Tatar.

ATTENDANCE
20,486

THREE STARS
Mitchell Marner (TOR)
⭐⭐ Victor Mete (MTL)
⭐⭐⭐ Auston Matthews (TOR)