Kadri, Bozak lead Maple Leafs past Canadiens 2-1

Kadri, Bozak lead Maple Leafs past Canadiens 2-1
January 19, 2013, 10:26 pm
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Toronto Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak, left, celebrates with teammate Michael Kostka after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)


MONTREAL (AP) Nazem Kadri and Tyler Bozek scored power-play goals as the Toronto Maple Leafs opened the lockout-shortened NHL season with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

The Maple Leafs went 2 for 5 with the man-advantage and held Montreal to 1 for 5 on Brian Gionta's goal - and that was the difference in a sloppily played game by both clubs.

Michael Kostka, playing his first NHL game at 27 years old, earned an assist on Kadri's goal and was second only to fellow defenseman Dion Phaneuf in ice time for the Maple Leafs in a strong debut performance.

The Leafs outshot the Canadiens 26-22.