MONTREAL – A brand new line mixture of Jonathan Drouin, Christian Dvorak and Josh Anderson rapidly gelled for the Montreal Canadiens.
Anderson rating twice, Dvorak collected his first purpose for Montreal and assisted on three others, and Drouin picked up a pair of assists in a 5-2 pre-season win Monday over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.
Michael Pezzetta additionally scored twice for the Habs, together with an empty-net purpose.
The Canadiens acquired Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes earlier this month in change to 2 picks, together with a first-round choice, in subsequent yr’s draft.
Jake Allen stopped all 15 pictures he confronted in Montreal’s web earlier than giving method to Kevin Poulin, who turned away 20 of twenty-two.
David Kampf with a short-handed purpose and Ondrej Kase replied for the Maple Leafs.
Toronto’s Jack Campbell allowed three objectives on 12 pictures over half a recreation.
Reliever Petr Mrazek turned away seven of eight pictures. Mrazek denied Anderson a hat trick with a glove save late within the third interval.
Anderson and Dvorak each scored power-play objectives within the opening interval and Pezzetta made it 3-0 close to the halfway level of the second.
Poulin, who had simply changed Allen, turned the puck over to Toronto’s Kampf for a straightforward short-handed purpose at 11:15.
Anderson produced a second power-play purpose within the interval.
Kase reduce the deficit to 2 on a feed from Morgan Reilly simply earlier than the intermission, however Toronto didn’t rating once more within the recreation.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Sept. 27, 2021.
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