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Brendan Gallagher, Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta scored third-period goals in the Montreal Canadiens' 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
Gallagher scored his sixth of the season 9:08 into the third to break a 2-2 tie. Pacioretty cemented the win with his sixth goal - and second of the game - at 14:26. Gionta added an empty-net tally with 2:26 left.
Pacioretty also scored in the second period, and defenseman Alexei Emelin got Montreal on the board in the first period.
Frazer McLaren and Clarke MacArthur scored for Toronto (12-9), which had won three straight at home.
This victory was payback for the Canadiens (13-4-3), who were routed by the Maple Leafs 6-0 in Montreal on Feb. 9. Since then, the Canadiens have gone 7-0-2.
Montreal outshot Toronto 40-23 before a season-high Air Canada Centre crowd of 19,625.
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Canadiens forward Rene Bourque is out of action indefinitely, having been diagnosed with a concussion.
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Michael Ryder is on his way back to the Montreal Canadiens.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported via Twitter on Tuesday that the Habs have acquired Ryder in a trade with the Dallas Stars. According to McKenzie, forward Erik Cole heads to Dallas in exchange for Ryder. It’s unclear at this point whether or not there are any more parts to this deal.
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Newfoundland, rejoice: Michael Ryder is back where he belongs. Is this a good trade for Montreal? It had been said that Erik Cole's contract was great in year one, ok in year two, not great in year three, and Habs fans would beg for mercy in year four. Well, year four seemed to come quickly - and to be fair, that may be lockout related. Cole had clearly become disinterested,...
Today is a day of trades. Just hours after it was announced that Philadelphia had traded for Simon Gagne, Montreal and Dallas complete a trade that sends Erik Cole to the Stars and Michael Ryder up to the Canadiens.
The Ryder/Cole deal was confirmed by TSN's Bob McKenzie.
No offense to the Philadelphia / LA trade earlier today, but this is a trade with some substance...
MTL trades Erik Cole to DAL for Michael Ryder.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 26, 2013
The NHL breaking news tonight is a trade that will send former Bruin's winger Michael Ryder to the Montreal Canadiens. Ryder's name had surfaced recently as a potential Bruins target to help bolster their offensive attack. But those talks are now officially over.
It is being reported that the Canadiens got Ryder from Dallas in exchange for forward Erik Cole. This is a great...
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By James Stephan (@J_Habs)
Montreal Canadiens General Manager, Marc Bergevin, has pounded the gavel and made yet another transaction making his mark once again.
The Canadiens traded forward Erik Cole to the Dallas Stars in exchange for former Habs forward Michael Ryder and a third round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
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Asked if the Montreal Canadiens will be looking to carry out revenge against him at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, Mikhail Grabovski coyly shrugged his shoulders.
“Why would they? What happened last time? I forget,” Grabovski said, obviously playing dumb after the Maple Leafs 4-2 win in Philly on Monday.