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Montréal Canadiens 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 FINAL

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:56 AM

Associated Press

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Montréal Canadiens 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 FINAL
Montréal Canadiens 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 4

TORONTO (AP) -- A lucky goal helped extend Toronto's franchise-record points streak.

Mats Sundin scored the go-ahead goal with 29 seconds left and the Maple Leafs registered at least a point for the 14th consecutive game with a 4-2 victory over with Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Sundin's wrist shot from the boards deflected off the stick of Montreal defenseman Francis Bouillon, and sailed over goalie Jose Theodore's shoulder.

"The defenseman put his stick down, and it went right off his stick and in," Sundin said.

Wade Belak scored Toronto's tying goal in the third period, and Bryan McCabe added an empty-netter for the Maple Leafs, who are 12-0-1-1 during the streak.

"Sundin's goal is a sign of how good things are going for us," Belak said.

Toronto hasn't lost in regulation since Nov. 20 at Edmonton.

Belak, a defenseman known more for fighting, scored his first goal of the season at 8:31 of the third by skating toward the net and putting a rebound past Theodore.

Pierre Dagenais had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who had won their previous three games.

"We can call it whatever kind of a goal we want it to call it, whether it's lucky or whatever, but they've been finding ways to win," Montreal coach Andre Savard said. "For us, it's a tough break. We deserved a better break."

Dagenais gave Montreal a 1-0 lead on the power play with a slap shot from the circle at 8:59 of the first. Just as the puck went in, Toronto's Bryan Marchment sent Dagenais to the ice with a hard check. Dagenais stayed down for several seconds and didn't do much celebrating when he got up.

Tucker tied it at 3:10 of the second after Toronto's Owen Nolan threaded a pass to the side of the net.

Mike Ribeiro put a rebound past Ed Belfour, giving Montreal a 2-1 lead at 1:05 of the third.

After Belak tied it, Montreal's Andreas Dackell missed an open net midway through the third.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:59
MTL
PPG - Pierre Dagenais (3) Slapshot - ASST: Andrei Markov (10)
1 - 0 MTL
2nd Period
03:10
TOR
PPG - Darcy Tucker (11) Snap shot - ASST: Owen Nolan (15), Richard Jackman (4)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
01:05
MTL
Mike Ribeiro (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Craig Rivet (6), Pierre Dagenais (5)
2 - 1 MTL
08:31
TOR
Wade Belak (1) Snap shot - ASST: Nik Antropov (2), Joe Nieuwendyk (10)
2 - 2 Tie
19:31
TOR
Mats Sundin (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Mikael Renberg (7), Karel Pilar (7)
3 - 2 TOR
19:59
TOR
EN - Bryan McCabe (6) Slapshot - ASST: NONE
4 - 2 TOR
penalty summary
1st Period
05:42
MTL
Darren Langdon  Fighting (maj) against  Wade Belak
05:42
TOR
Wade Belak  Fighting (maj) against  Darren Langdon
07:13
TOR
Bryan McCabe  Holding against  Michael Ryder
16:11
MTL
Pierre Dagenais  Hooking - Obstruction against  Owen Nolan
2nd Period
01:22
MTL
Mike Ribeiro  Tripping against  Joe Nieuwendyk
07:00
MTL
Richard Zednik  Tripping against  Thomas Fitzgerald
09:31
TOR
Karel Pilar  Tripping against  Pierre Dagenais
10:56
MTL
Michael Ryder  Roughing against  Darcy Tucker
10:56
TOR
Darcy Tucker  Roughing against  Michael Ryder
13:26
MTL
Jan Bulis  Tripping - Obstruction against  Ken Klee
3rd Period
05:37
MTL
Saku Koivu  Hooking against  Darcy Tucker
goalie stats
Jose Theodore
SA: 30TOI: 59:32
Saves: 27EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .900SH: 0 - 0
Ed Belfour
SA: 21TOI: 59:58
Saves: 19EV: 15 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .905SH: 2 - 2