TORONTO — Brendan Gallagher broke a tie late in the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday.
Gallagher knocked down Jeff Petry‘s shot from the right point and put the puck past a sprawling Frederik Andersen with 3:07 remaining to make it 2-1.
Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist, and Carey Price made 21 saves for the Canadiens (9-4-2), who had lost two in a row. Gallagher also had an assist.
Mitchell Marner scored, and Andersen made 23 saves for the Maple Leafs (11-3-1), who had won four in a row and are 8-1-1 in their past 10 games.
The Maple Leafs went up 1-0 at 3:36 of the first period when Marner took a pass in the slot from Auston Matthews, who had stolen the puck from Phillip Danault behind the net.
The assist the extended Matthews’ personal point streak to 12 games (16 points; 11 goals, five assists).
Toffoli tied it 1-1 from low in the left face-off circle at 6:11 of the third after taking a pass from Danault.
Canadiens forward Tomas Tatar was a healthy scratch.