A new line mixture of Jonathan Drouin, Christian Dvorak and Josh Anderson rapidly gelled for the Montreal Canadiens.
Anderson rating twice, Dvorak collected his first objective for Montreal and assisted on three others, and Drouin picked up a pair of assists in a 5-2 pre-season win Monday over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.
Michael Pezzetta additionally scored twice for the Habs, together with an empty-net objective.
The Canadiens acquired Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes earlier this month in trade to 2 picks, together with a first-round choice, in subsequent yr’s draft.
WATCH | Christian Dvorak scores his 1st objective as a Canadien:
Jake Allen stopped all 15 photographs he confronted in Montreal’s internet earlier than giving method to Kevin Poulin, who turned away 20 of twenty-two.
David Kampf with a short-handed objective and Ondrej Kase replied for the Maple Leafs.
Toronto’s Jack Campbell allowed three objectives on 12 photographs over half a recreation.
Reliever Petr Mrazek turned away seven of eight photographs. Mrazek denied Anderson a hat trick with a glove save late within the third interval.
Anderson and Dvorak each scored power-play objectives within the opening interval and Pezzetta made it 3-0 close to the halfway level of the second.
Poulin, who had simply changed Allen, turned the puck over to Toronto’s Kampf for a straightforward short-handed objective at 11:15.
Anderson produced a second power-play objective within the interval.
Kase reduce the deficit to 2 on a feed from Morgan Reilly simply earlier than the intermission, however Toronto did not rating once more within the recreation.