Maple Leafs-Canadiens: Montreal's man-advantage is clicking again.
The Montreal Canadiens hosted their old rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 993th time yesterday evening at the Bell centre.
Montreal's man-advantage is clicking since the last two games. Yesterday, Sergei Kostitsyn scored early into the game, opening the score while playing with an early man-advantage. His brother Andrei also scored during a Montreal man-advantage later in the game, good enough for a convincing victory.
The game was a bit harsh to follow into the second period as referees handed out 10 minutes penalties to four different players before a fight between Francis Bouillon and Brad May broke out.
Sergei Kostitsyn, Maxim Lapierre, Guillaume Latendresse, Alex Kovalev, Andrei Kostitsyn and Max Pacioretty scored on goaltender Vesa Toskala who faced 29 shots during the game.
Toronto replied to Montreal's scoring only twice as Tomas Kaberle and Matt Stajan beated goaltender Jaroslav Halak who started a third consecutive game in net for the Canadiens.
Final score: Montreal Canadiens 6 - Toronto Maple Leafs 2
(Picture: Alex Kovalev, Canadian Press.)