Canadiens score 3 in 3rd, beat Leafs

Associated Press  |  Last updated February 27, 2013
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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