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NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Toronto

8:59 PM, Apr 27, 2013   |    comments
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Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The regular season is over for the Montreal Canadiens, but the wait continues to see if they will capture the Northeast Division.

Peter Budaj stopped 16 shots and the Canadiens got goals from four different players in a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the regular season finale for both clubs.

Montreal's win combined with Boston's overtime loss at Washington gives the Canadiens a one-point lead (63-62) on the Bruins in the race for the division title and the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed.

Boston hosts Ottawa Sunday night in a rescheduled contest that was postponed on April 15 due to the Boston Marathon bombings. The Bruins need to win the game to capture the division.

Lars Eller had a goal and a pair of assists for the Canadiens (29-14-5), while Brendan Gallagher, Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Markov each scored once.

Phil Kessel had the lone goal for the Maple Leafs (26-17-5), who hold the fifth spot in the East. Should Boston win Sunday, the Canadiens and Maple Leafs would play each other -- for the first time since 1979 -- in the first round of the playoffs.

James Reimer gave up four goals on 23 shots in defeat. He was pulled in the third period, and Ben Scrivens made five stops the rest of the way.

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