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Kessel has goal, 2 assists and Maple Leafs shut out Canadiens 6-0

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    Montreal Canadiens' goaltender Carey Price can't stop a goal by Toronto Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak (42) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) (The Associated Press)

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    Toronto Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk, left, celebrates with teammate Tyler Bozak after scoring against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) (The Associated Press)

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    Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer, second from right, makes a save against Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher, left, as Leafs' Cody Franson (4) and John-Michael Liles (24) and Canadiens' David Desharnais (51) look for a rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) (The Associated Press)

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    Montreal Canadiens' Brandon Prust, right, lunges at Toronto Maple Leafs' Cody Franson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) (The Associated Press)

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    Montreal Canadiens' Francis Bouillon (55) collides with Toronto Maple Leafs' Frazer McLaren during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) (The Associated Press)

James Reimer made 37 saves and Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-0 on Saturday.

Leo Komarov added his first NHL goal 59 seconds into the game.

Tyler Bozak scored later in the first period, James van Riemsdyk and Kessel added second-period goals.

Korbinian Holzer and Dion Phaneuf scored in the third for Toronto.

The Maple Leafs completed a sweep of a three-game road trip and are 6-1-0 away from the Air Canada Centre this season, including a 2-1 victory in Montreal in their season opener Jan. 19.

Reimer was strong in the second period when Montreal had a 20-8 edge in shots. He made a nice glove save on an Erik Cole one-timer and stopped Brian Gionta on back-to-back chances for his seventh career shutout.

Montreal outshot Toronto 37-28.

The game was a minute old when Nikolai Kulemin tipped the puck past Andrei Markov at the blue line and the Montreal defenseman — coming off two knee surgeries — was unable to get back as Kamorov went to the net to tip in the pass on a 2-on-1 break.

It was the first goal in 12 NHL games for Kamorov, the first-year winger from Estonia.

The goal seemed to throw Montreal into disarray, and the Leafs capitalized as van Riemsdyk banked a puck off Carey Price to Bozak for a shot into an open side at 6:33.

Kessel put a move on the Montreal defense at the side of the net and passed to van Riemsdyk for his seventh goal 3:36 into the second period.

Kessel got his second goal of the season and second in as many games on a power play as he picked the top corner from 15 feet at 18:01.

Holzer made it 5-0 at 4:20 of the fight-filled third period before Phaneuf scored from the slot at 13:15 while on a two-man advantage.

Price let in all six goals and finished with 22 saves.

Notes: Komarov was moved onto a line with Mikhail Grabovski and Kulemin. ... Ryan White was a healthy scratch a game after taking a costly penalty in Thursday's shootout loss in Buffalo. Yannick Weber and Tomas Kaberle were also out for Montreal. ... Mike Komisarek was scratched for a fourth straight game for the Leafs and Dave Steckel didn't dress for a second game.

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