MONTREAL - The Canadiens suffered their first loss of the preseason on Monday night, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Maple Leafs.
The Bell Centre was looking sharp for the first of two installments of the Original Six rivalry this week.
Organist Diane Bibaud was certainly ready to rock!
To mark the first day of fall, Charles Hudon even arrived at the building sporting some "mint" apparel.
Goaltender Charlie Lindgren made his second start of the preseason.
There were no goals to report during the opening frame, but it was a physical affair early on.
The Maple Leafs outhit the Canadiens 17-15 through 20 minutes of play.
Toronto struck early in the second period, though.
Just 65 seconds elapsed on the clock when right-winger Yegor Korshkov scored a power play goal to open the scoring.
Then, it was fellow right-winger Darren Archibald's turn to light the lamp and put the Maple Leafs up by a pair just under five minutes later.
Lindgren was tested on multiple occasions in the frame, making several solid stops - including this one.
The Canadiens' starter couldn't do much on the Maple Leafs' third goal at the 8:04 mark of the third period.
Korshkov picked defenseman Brett Kulak's pocket and beat Lindgren in close for his second tally of the contest.
Maple Leafs starter Michael Hutchinson made 38 saves to register the shutout.
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