Belfour for fourth in career wins


MONTREAL (AP) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans made
themselves right at home in Montreal.

Bryan McCabe, Joe Nieuwendyk and Mikael Renberg scored
second-period goals in the Eastern Conference-leading Maple Leafs'
4-1 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Toronto goalie Ed Belfour made 14 saves to tie Tony Espositio
for fourth place on the career victory list with 423. Belfour is
423-276-110 in 16 seasons with Chicago, San Jose, Dallas and
Toronto. Patrick Roy tops the list with 551 victories.

"A lot of people who can't get into games in Toronto make the
trip here. It was an exciting night," Toronto coach Pat Quinn

Mats Sundin added a third-period goal and also had an assist to
help the Maple Leafs win their third straight game and take a 3-1
lead in the season series against Montreal.

"It's like a playoff atmosphere and we always get up for these
games," Sundin said. "It's the same when we're at home and
there's a lot of Montreal fans.

"You can tell when you come out for the warmup that there's a
different atmosphere. There was energy in the building."

Richard Zednik scored for the Canadiens, coming off a 2-0 loss
in New Jersey on Friday night. Montreal had lost only one of its
previous 11 games before falling to the Devils.

"There's no doubt they had the advantage of being rested, but
that's the schedule," Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. "I
thought we did a decent job of staying with them in the first half,
but we couldn't keep up with them in the second half."

The Canadiens opened the scoring midway through the second
period when a point shot went off Mike Ribeiro's skate to Zednik,
who had plenty of time to shoot over Belfour.

Just under two minutes later, McCabe beat Montreal goalie Jose
Theodore with a one-timer from the point.

Nieuwendyk took a drop pass from Nik Antropov in the slot and
scored on a wrist shot under the crossbar with 5:24 left, and
Sundin won a battle for the puck with Andrei Markov to feed Renberg
in the slot with 16 seconds left in the period.

Game notes
The Canadiens moved their scheduled outdoor practice Sunday
to the Bell Centre because of a forecast of minus 22 degrees. ...
Toronto enforcer Tie Domi, who talked about wearing a visor after
two Leafs sustained serious eye injuries, played without a shield.
... Both teams wore old-style jerseys. ... Montreal's Jason Ward is
out indefinitely after separating a shoulder in New Jersey on
Friday night.