TORONTO - The Canadiens played their second straight game against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, but weren't able to avenge their loss from two nights before and lost 3-0 at Scotiabank Arena.
The Leafs hit the post twice on the same play just under three minutes into play, but it wasn't until the 7:57 mark that Trevor Moore managed to put one past starter Keith Kinkaid to make it 1-0.
John Tavares doubled Toronto's lead when he whacked in his own rebound from behind the Habs' net with 3:41 to go in the opening frame.
After 20, the Leafs were leading 2-0 and had outshot the Habs 13-8.
In the second, Charles Hudon thought he scored with Morgan Rielly in the box at 13:19, but the goal was called off as the officials determined the puck had been kicked into the net.
Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the second, in large part thanks to some strong goaltending from Kinkaid.
Toronto outshot Montreal 17-12 in the middle frame, but the score remained 2-0.
In the third, despite more heroics from Kinkaid, Auston Matthews one-timed it in for a power play tally with 11:05 left to play in regulation to make it 3-0 for the home team, and that's how things would stand.
Toronto outshot Montreal 49-26 on the night.