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NHL roundup: Maple Leafs edge Canadiens in opener

Toronto’s Colton Orr kneels over George Parros after the Montreal winger fell and hit his head on the ice during their third-period fight.


Toronto’s Colton Orr kneels over George Parros after the Montreal winger fell and hit his head on the ice during their third-period fight.

Tyler Bozak scored a shorthanded goal and Mason Raymond netted the winner in his first game with the Maple Leafs as Toronto spoiled the Montreal Canadiens’ home opener with a 4-3 win Tuesday at the Bell Centre.

James van Riemsdyk and Dion Phaneuf also scored in a fight-filled game in which Montreal’s new enforcer George Parros was carried off on a stretcher after a bout. Toronto’s Colton Orr pulled Parros down during the fight 2:34 into the third period, and the Canadiens forward’s face crashed into the ice.

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Orr had fallen and pulled down Parros, who was bleeding and looked woozy. Trainers from both teams spent several minutes treating him.

The Canadiens said Parros sustained a concussion, but was alert and conscious and undergoing more tests at a hospital.

Lars Eller’s second goal of the game with 2:22 left brought the Canadiens within 4-3.

Toronto was on a two-man advantage when van Riemsdyk partially fanned on a shot at the side of the net, and the puck slid between Carey Price’s pads 8:01 into the game.

The teams were each down a man when Raphael Diaz set up Eller for a goal at 10:08. Toronto was caught on a 3-on-1 when Eller fed Brendan Gallagher at 13:54 for a 2-1 lead.

Phaneuf tied it 8:36 into the second on a wrist shot inside the far post. It was the 19,000th goal in Leafs history.

Bozak put Toronto ahead at 17:39 when he poked the puck away from defenseman Andrei Markov at the point and went in on a break to beat Price to the stick side.

Raymond, playing his first regular-season game for Toronto, finished a give-and-go with Troy Bodie 5:10 into the third.

Blackhawks 6, Capitals 4 — Brandon Saad, Johnny Oduya, and Marian Hossa scored in the third period as Chicago kicked off its Stanley Cup title defense with a victory over visiting Washington.

Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook and Brandon Bollig also scored for Chicago. Corey Crawford made 28 saves, including a couple of huge stops when the Blackhawks killed off a late 5-on-3 power play.

Mikhail Grabovsky had a hat trick and an assist and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist, but the Capitals dropped their opener for the second straight season.

Grabovski had consecutive power-play goals in the third, lifting Washington to a 3-2 lead with 14:44 left. But Saad finished a beautiful give-and-go with Michal Handzus, and Oduya converted a long slap shot at 13:53 to put the Blackhawks ahead to stay.

Jets 5, Oilers 4 — Michael Frolik scored twice, including the winner at 14:58 of the third period, to lift Winnipeg to a season-opening victory in Edmonton.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 34 shots for the victory.

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