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Kaberle saves point for Leafs

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
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MONTREAL (AP) -- Tomas Kaberle scored a short-handed goal with 8:15 left in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs tied the Montreal Canadiens 2-2 Saturday night.

Trailing 2-1 after Montreal scored twice in the second, Kaberle took Mats Sundin's drop pass and fired a slap shot past goalie Jeff Hackett.

Sundin had a chance for the winner in the first minute of overtime, but he couldn't lift the rebound of his initial shot over Hackett to the relief of the sellout crowd of 21,273.

Travis Green also scored for the Maple Leafs, who beat Phoenix 5-3 Thursday to end a three-game losing streak.

Tomas Kaberle scored his second goal of the season.
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Hackett made 32 saves in his second straight start in place of NHL MVP Jose Theodore.

Richard Zednik and Andreas Dackell scored for Montreal.

Green opened the scoring 5:02 in when he took Nik Antropov's pass from behind the goal line and beat Hackett with a wrist shot from the right circle.

Zednik tied it with his second of the season 1:34 into the second, though the goal was only awarded after a video review.

Zednik held the puck and had Toronto goalie Ed Belfour sprawled on the ice as he circled in front of the net before shooting into a goalmouth scramble.

A television replay from behind the net clearly showed the puck crossed the goal line as it sat under defenseman Karel Pilar's leg.

Dackell scored his second goal of the season to put Montreal ahead at 7:19 on a give-and-go with Jan Bulis.

Bulis intercepted Sundin's cross-ice pass and exchanged passes with Dackell, who flipped the puck past Belfour as he passed the left side of the net.

Belfour slashed Randy McKay during a Montreal power play 14 minutes into the second. The Canadiens forward crashed to the ice but no penalty was called on the play.

Game notes:

Belfour and McKay were briefly teammates last season after McKay was traded to Dallas by New Jersey on March 19. ... Theodore allowed 12 goals in two home losses following a 4-1 win over the Rangers in the season opener in New York on Oct. 11.
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