NHL: Toronto 5, Montreal 4

MONTREAL, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Tyler Bozak scored twice after Toronto had blown a two-goal lead Thursday, pushing the Maple Leafs to a 5-4 victory over Montreal.

There were five power-play goals scored in a game that moved Toronto within four points of the eighth and final playoff position in the Eastern Conference.


Two of the power-play goals came from Toronto's Phil Kessel in the opening period, helping the Maple Leafs build a 3-1 lead.

Mike Cammalleri and James Wisniewski also scored on the power play for Montreal during the opening 4 minutes of the second period to forge a 3-3 deadlock.

Bozak put Toronto back in front with the fifth power-play goal of the contest midway through the second and he boosted the Maple Leafs' lead 4:26 into the third.

Max Pacioretty brought Montreal within a goal with 2:37 left in regulation, but James Reimer was perfect the rest of the way and finished with 31 saves.

Alex Auld gave up three goals on nine shots in the first period for the Canadiens and was removed in favor of Carey Price, who went on to allow two goals on 19 shots.


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