Leafs edge past Montreal in overtime 4-3

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Why young NHL stars should bet on themselves and opt for less term

He took a lot of ridiculous blame Twitter, but last time I checked, he doesn't score goals, so the Leafs weren't winning this one, no matter who the goalie was.

The Leafs appear quite content to "go for it" this season, with a cap crunch coming up next year that may mean the team losing one or two of their current pieces. "Fun to be a part of it, especially on a Saturday".

Andrew Shaw made his return to the lineup after missing 15 games with a neck injury and wasted no time getting on the scoreboard.

Added Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen, who made 35 saves: "Over the last few days it was quite a build-up". Toronto is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in NY. 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.

Carey Price stopped 28 shots for Montreal.

Shaw, playing his first game since December 31 because of a neck injury, tipped in Jeff Petry's shot for his 12th goal this season.

Montreal managed to contain some of Toronto's most explosive forwards like Tavares and Matthews in the first period as it was the Leafs' fourth line that made the difference.

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.

Less than four minutes later, the Rangers took the lead with a goal from Jimmy Vesey on a handsome pass from Kreider who had just left the penalty box.

Zach Hyman stole the puck from Shea Weber behind the net before finding Johnsson with a ideal backhanded cross-crease pass at 2:20 of the first.

The fifth round (133rd overall) selection by the Calgary Flames in 2010 is carving out a solid career in the National Hockey League with his physical play and ability to also contribute offensively, with 50 goals scored over the past three seasons.

Zaitsev gave Toronto a 2-1 lead at 4:42 with a wrist shot from the point on a pass along the boards from Par Lindholm. "They scored and set up another one. It would be pretty hard to look at that power play and say it wasn't good". Tatar scored off a rush, beating Andersen with a rising shot to the glove side after taking a pass from Weber. 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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