Leafs beat Habs in a 4-3 OT Thriller

You knew it to end, as the Maple Leafs finally beated the Montreal Canadiens for the first time in 15 games.

They looked shaky in the third period as the Habs was putting on shots after shots but they couldn’t capitalize as Andersen was really sharp all game with his 31 saves.

Montreal Canadiens opened the scoring 2 minutes in as Jeff Petry whipped one past by Andersen to get the crowd going but lead didn’t last long as Leafs scored 2 quick goals , first one was by JVR, with a quick shot of the face off for his 4th goal of the season.

44 seconds later, Auston Matthews jumped into the offensive zone, toe dragged the puck and worsted one past price for his 4th goal of the season which started his big night.

Habs tied it later, as the Habs finally got a goal on the PP from Galchenyuk who ended a 4 game goal drought.

Habs retook the lead as they got a goal from hometown newly acquired center Jonathan Drouin but that came after a Matthews goal disallowed because of high stick.

Leafs had back to back disallowed goals but was later reviewed as the second disallowed goal crossed the line after Marleau stayed and kept putting his stick in as Carey Price couldn’t hold the puck in his pads to put up his 3rd goal of the season .

After a scoreless 3rd period for both teams, Habs were the only team playing as they controlled the puck all period with hard pressure, outshooting the Buds 13-6, and outshooting then 13-2 in the final 7 minutes of the final frame.

After a end to end pressure by both teams , in Overtimet,the Habs couldn’t score off the rebound, leafs sophomore Auston Matthews stayed on the ice after he was tired but kept going and went end to end for a tic tax goal that shocked the crowd but that’s what he does , as he got his 2nd goal of the game, and his 5th of the season.

Habs continue to struggle to get some wins as they now have lost 4 consecutive games after winning the first game in Oveetkme against the Buffalo Sabres.

For the leafs, they picked up their 4th win in 5 games.

Their second win in overtime this season thanks to a 2goal night by Matthews.

Up next for the Habs : Tuesday at San Jose

Up next for the Leafs : Tuesday in Washington

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