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NHL roundup: Canadiens storm past Maple Leafs

ILYA BRYZGALOV: 23 saves

ILYA BRYZGALOV: 23 saves

Brendan Gallagher, Max Pacioretty, and Brian Gionta scored third-period goals in the Montreal Canadiens’ 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs Wednesday night in Toronto.

Gallagher scored his sixth of the season 9:08 into the third to break a 2-2 tie. Pacioretty cemented the win with his sixth goal — and second of the game — at 14:26. Gionta added an empty-net tally with 2:26 left.

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Pacioretty also scored in the second period, and defenseman Alexei Emelin got Montreal on the board in the first period. Carey Price made 21 saves for his 11th win.

Frazer McLaren and Clarke MacArthur scored for Toronto (12-9), which had won three straight at home.

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This victory was payback for the Canadiens (13-4-3), who were routed by the Leafs, 6-0, in Montreal Feb. 9. Since then, the Canadiens have gone 7-0-2.

Montreal outshot Toronto, 40-23, before a season-high Air Canada Centre crowd of 19,625.

Flyers 4, Capitals 1 — Claude Giroux scored 23 seconds in, and Simon Gagne added a goal in his first game back with the Flyers as host Philadelphia rolled over Washington.

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Wayne Simmonds gave Philadelphia a 2-0 lead less than four minutes later, and Gagne scored his first goal of the season in the second period, one day after being reacquired by the Flyers from the Kings.

Max Talbot stretched the advantage to 4-0 in the second, chasing goalie Braden Holtby to the bench just one day following his home shutout of Carolina. Talbot’s slap shot hit the camera inside the net and quickly ricocheted out.

Ilya Bryzgalov made 23 saves and was in line for a shutout until Joel Ward tipped in his own deflection with 2:09 left to cut the Capitals’ deficit to 4-1.

Ducks 5, Predators 1 — Kyle Palmieri ended a 10-game goal drought with his first NHL hat trick, Viktor Fasth made 20 saves, and Anaheim rolled over Nashville for its seventh straight home victory.

Nick Bonino and Saku Koivu also scored for Anaheim. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf assisted on all three goals by Palmieri, who hadn’t scored since netting back-to-back game-winners on Feb. 1-2 .

Kings 2, Red Wings 1 — Jeff Carter tied the score midway through the third period with a power-play goal and Anze Kopitar delivered the winner at 15:12 of the period to lift host Los Angeles past Detroit.

Jonathan Bernier had 33 saves for the Kings.

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