Preseason Game 59 – Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 2

Preseason Game 59
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 2
Monday, September 27, 2021
Centre Bell, Montréal, Québec

A new line combination of Jonathan Drouin, Christian Dvorak and Josh Anderson quickly gelled for the Montréal Canadiens.
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Preseason Game 57 – Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 2

Preseason Game 57
Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 2
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

Ilya Mikheyev scored 33 seconds into the first period, and Morgan Rielly had a goal and two assists for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 4-2 win against the Montréal Canadiens in an exhibition game at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday.
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Preseason Game 50 – Canadiens 6, Maple Leafs 1

Preseason Game 50
Canadiens 6, Maple Leafs 1
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Centre Bell, Montréal, Québec

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.
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Preseason Game 46 – Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 3

Preseason Game 46
Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 3
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Centre Bell, Montréal, Québec

He was deft, decisive, and acrobatic.

Leaf goalie Andrew Raycroft had his mojo working last night. Thankfully, too, since it took a spectacular night from the Leafs’ new goaltending acquisition to help his penalty-happy mates rescue what looked like a disappointing evening here with a 4-3 win at the Bell Centre.
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Preseason Game 44 – Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2

Preseason Game 44
Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Centre Bell, Montréal, Québec

After three preseason games of finding their way around the new NHL, the Maple Leafs spent last night looking a lot like somebody driving an unfamiliar country road at night without headlights.
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Preseason Game 43 – Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 3

Preseason Game 43
Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 3
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Former Windsor Spitfires general manager Mike Kelly, who once traded Jason Spezza for Kyle Wellwood straight up in junior, was opining recently to television analyst Gary Green that Wellwood will wind up with as many points as Spezza when the two finish their National Hockey League careers.
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Preseason Game 42 – Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 1

Preseason Game 42
Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 1
Monday, September 29, 2003
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Matt Stajan made it more difficult for Toronto to send him to St. John’s, scoring a goal and adding an assist Monday night as the Maple Leafs beat the Montréal Canadiens 3-1 in a sleepy preseason affair.
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Preseason Game 39 – Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 0

Preseason Game 39
Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 0
Monday, September 17, 2001
Mile One Stadium, St. John’s, Newfoundland

When matters of the world are put aside for thoughts of sport, not that it matters all that much, the Montréal Canadiens try hard to think well of themselves.

To an outsider, it appears an impossible task.
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Preseason Game 38 – Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 3 (OT)

Preseason Game 38
Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 3 (OT)
Wednesday, September 30, 1998
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

Instead of a revival of hockey’s greatest rivalry, last night’s tilt between the Leafs and Canadiens was like a visit to a discount department store.

It was mostly about seconds.
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