Unlikely scorers lead Leafs past Habs:
Tied 1-1 through 40 minutes, Toronto pressed ahead at 1:50 of the 3rd when Holl was offered all day to load up and rip a slapshot by Price's glove with the teams playing 4 on 4.
" I've uncorked it now," Holl said with a smile of the blast that led to his very first objective considering that Feb. 27, 2020. "There's no reversing."
The defenceman said he might see teammate William Nylander requiring the puck before choosing to shoot it himself.
" As I boiled down I resembled, 'Oh man, Willy's going to want this biscuit,"' Holl stated. "It ended up entering, and all's well that ends well."
Rate, who viewed 3 of Montreal's 5 previous video games as the Canadiens aim to get the most out of their starter with a reputable backup in Jack Allen now in the fold, was beaten once again at 2:32 when Mikheyev scored off a feed from Alexander Kerfoot.
The goal was the winger's very first since Dec. 27, 2020-- the same night he suffered a serious wrist laceration from a skate blade.
" He needs to have had the most chances in the league without one yet," Tavares said of Mikheyev's advancement. "Definitely fantastic to see him get rewarded the method he's been playing."
Habs' late push falls brief
Montreal made a push as the period wore on, with Tatar scoring his 4th with 3:20 left in guideline off a scramble to make it 3-2, however the Leafs and Andersen stayed till Hyman sealed it.
" We discussed having our finest duration of the year in between the 2nd and the third," Tavares stated. "I do not understand if it was our best, but certainly the method we came out fit ourselves, got the two-goal lead and took the game in our hands."
Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said he was pleased to see his team respond after an unsteady very first 10 minutes.
" Our job as a group is to assist [Andersen] out, and I believed we did that," he said. "Defensively, we didn't give them quite at all.
" I had this as the most affordable number of scoring chances we've given up in a video game all season."
Montreal went into the marquee matchup rested following Saturday's 2-1 triumph over the Ottawa Senators, while Toronto was playing its fourth video game in seven nights after sweeping the Vancouver Canucks three straight at Scotiabank Arena.
The Canadiens opened the scoring 76 seconds into the very first on a sequence finished and began by Anderson. The huge winger dislodged the puck from Muzzin with a hit in the neutral zone before taking a pass from Jonathan Drouin and beating Andersen off the rush to score his ninth and pull even with Tyler Toffoli for the team lead.
The Leafs, who weren't excellent through 40 minutes Monday versus Vancouver prior to coming conscious protect a 3-1 success, once again took a while to get going, but started to discover their legs as the period wore on.
Tavares, who had a terrific possibility early in the second, was left bloodied and pushed into concussion protocol later in the duration when the Toronto captain's face slammed off the ice after getting connected up with Canadiens equivalent Shea Weber.
With Tavares back and playing inspired hockey, Toronto got back at when Dermott, who went back to the lineup following a two-game absence due to the fact that of a charley horse, wired his first beyond Price's blocker at 15:48 with the teams likewise playing 4 on 4 after the Leafs hemmed the Canadiens in their zone.
Asked if he understood Dermott, who scored his very first goal in 411 days, and Holl had those shots in their tool belts, Keefe flashed a smile.
"No doubt," he stated. "They only pull it out when it counts one of the most."