Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Bozak scored the go-ahead goal while
short-handed late in the second period, and the Toronto Maple Leafs held on
for a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens as the 2013-14 NHL season got
underway at Bell Centre.
Mason Raymond tallied the eventual game-winner in the third period, while
James van Riemsdyk and Dion Phaneuf also notched goals for the Maple Leafs.
Phil Kessel, signed to a reported eight-year, $64-million extension earlier in
the day, recorded an assist on van Riemsdyk's power-play marker.
James Reimer made 34 saves to help Toronto fight back from a 2-1 deficit after
the opening 20 minutes.
Lars Eller amassed two goals and an assist in a losing cause, with Brendan
Gallagher also scoring for Montreal and Alex Galchenyuk registering two
assists. Carey Price turned back 34-of-38 shots in defeat.
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