Photos of tonight’s game vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs by Gazette photographer Dave Sidaway:
Maple Leafs’ Matt Stajan, Tomas Kaberle, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Nik Antropov celebrate after Kaberle opened the scoring against the Canadiens.
Canadiens’ Christopher Higgins thought he scored on this play against Toronto goaltender Vesa Toskala, but it was not to be as Leafs’ Andy Wozniewski drove Higgins into the net during first-period action.
Higgins is driven into the net by Wozniewski.
Canadiens goalie Cristobal Huet sweeps the puck away after the Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin scored an easy one.
Canadiens Andrei Kostitsyn and Patrice Brisebois sandwich a Maple Leaf.
Goal mouth action is hot and heavy around the Montreal net.
Huet stands his ground against Leafs’ Matt Stajan.
Huet makes a second-period save.
Canadiens captain Saku Koivu passes by in the background as Maple Leafs’ Matt Stajan is congratulated by teammates Tomas Kaberle and Alex Steen after putting the Leafs up 3-2 with the game-winner.
A dejected Koivu goes to the team bench as Maple Leafs’ Matt Stajan skates by after putting the Leafs ahead 3-2.
Bodies fly everywhere during the final minute of the game.
Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau gives instructions to the team during the dying seconds of the game.
Michael Ryder can’t get past the Leafs. Ryder was demoted to the fourth line in the third period.
Canadiens’ Roman Hamrlik levels Maple Leafs’ Boyd Devereaux along the boards.
Stajan is congratulated by teammate Tomas Kaberle after putting the Leafs ahead 3-2.
Huet reacts to the Leafs’ winning goal.