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TOR@MTL: Postgame

The Candiens were blanked by the Maple Leafs on Monday night, and saw their preseason win streak snapped at four games in the process

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

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. 

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Nos plans pour ce soir:Monday night plans:

Organist Diane Bibaud was certainly ready to rock!

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Pas de demi-mesures, Diane Bibaud joue comme si c�����tait la vraie saison.It���s preseason, but Diane Bibaud is playing all the hits. ___o | | 🎵|^=| | 🎵I \,J- | 🎵

To mark the first day of fall, Charles Hudon even arrived at the building sporting some "mint" apparel.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: COLLECTION AUTOMNE-HIVER 2019F A L L F A S H I O N 🍂

Goaltender Charlie Lindgren made his second start of the preseason.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Charlie Lindgren obtient le d��part ce soir. Keith Kinkaid agira comme gardien r��serviste.Charlie Lindgren gets the start in goal tonight. Keith Kinkaid will serve as backup.#GoHabsGo

There were no goals to report during the opening frame, but it was a physical affair early on.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Voici les stats de la 1re p��riode:Your first period stats:

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.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: 1-0 Leafs. C���est pour ��a que personne n���aime pas les lundis���Leafs score first. Mondays��� 😑#GoHabsGo

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.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: 2-0 Toronto 😐#GoHabsGo

Lindgren was tested on multiple occasions in the frame, making several solid stops - including this one.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Arr��t difficile de Lindgren pour garder les choses serr��es en 2e.Tough save by Lindgren to keep things close in the 2nd.#GoHabsGo

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.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: 3-0 Toronto 😶#GoHabsGo

Maple Leafs starter Michael Hutchinson made 38 saves to register the shutout.

Click here for a complete game summary.

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