Canadiens play host to Leafs

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John Tavares set up William Nylander's tying goal with 11:25 to play in regulation before potting the victor 2:17 into the extra period.

Added Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen, who made 35 saves: "Over the last few days it was quite a build-up". However, Toronto is playing the much better hockey of the two teams and need to rack up wins as much as possible down the stretch and have to take advantage of situations where they're the better team.

Lundqvist did not play in the first meeting between the teams and allowed 12 goals on 67 shots in two starts and three appearances against Toronto last season for a 7.06 goals-against average.

"We had an opportunity in overtime to win in", said Price, who made 28 saves in his first loss since January 10. "It's great to see all these guys come in here, and you really get inspired, to see what they went through and accomplished".

Down 3-2 in the third period, Nylander beat Price with a wrist shot from the face-off dot while using Weber as a screen.

Getting a rested NY team at plus money is tempting considering that Toronto had to play overtime and claw out a hard-fought win against Montreal on Saturday.

Toronto is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall and 15-6 in their last 21 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 road games.

Andrew Shaw tipped home Jeff Petry's shot 51 seconds into the game. Montreal opened the scoring less than a minute into the game before Andreas Johnsson and Nikita Zaitsev scored a pair of goals 2:22 apart less than a minute and a half after Montreal's marker, carrying a 2-1 lead into the 2nd period. Johnsson has now scored in three straight games.

Leafs coach Mike Babcock had high praise for his fourth line. "They scored and set up another one".

The Rangers are 1-2-1 entering the last leg of their five-game homestand and running out of time to make a playoff push, entering this contest nine points behind Pittsburgh for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Notes: Earlier Saturday, the Canadiens acquired forward Dale Weise and defenceman Christian Folin from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Byron Froese and defenceman David Schlemko.

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