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The Associated Press



Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Colton Orr (28) kneels over Montreal Canadiens right wing George Parros (15) after Parros hit his head on the ice during their fight in the third period Tuesday in Montreal.
Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Colton Orr (28) kneels over Montreal Canadiens right wing George Parros (15) after Parros hit his head on the ice during their fight in the third period Tuesday in Montreal.
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MONTREAL — Tyler Bozak scored a short-handed goal and Mason Raymond netted the winner in his first game with the Maple Leafs as Toronto spoiled the Montreal Canadiens’ home opener with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.


James van Riemsdyk and Dion Phaneuf also scored in a fight-filled game in which Montreal’s new enforcer George Parros was carried off on a stretcher following a bout. Toronto’s Colton Orr pulled Parros down during the fight, and the Canadiens forward’s face crashed into the ice.


Lars Eller’s second goal of the game with 2:22 left brought the Canadiens within 4-3 but they couldn’t get even. Eller also set up a goal by Brendan Gallagher on the first night of the NHL regular season.


The mood turned somber 2:34 into the third period when Parros was prone on the ice. Orr had fallen and pulled down Parros, who was bleeding and looked woozy. A team of trainers from both teams spent several minutes treating him.


The crowd then chanted Parros’ name as he was wheeled off the ice.


The Maple Leafs were on a two-man advantage when Van Riemsdyk partially fanned on a shot at the side of the net, and the puck slipped between Carey Price’s pads 8:01 into the game.


The teams were each down a man when Raphael Diaz sent a pass to Eller for a goal at 10:08. Toronto was caught on a 3-on-1 when Montreal got the puck behind Carl Gunnarsson, and Eller fed Gallagher at 13:54.


Phaneuf tied it 8:36 into the second as he broke in on the left side to put a wrist shot inside the far post. It was the 19,000th goal in Leafs history in 6,169 games since 1917.


Bozak put Toronto ahead at 17:39 when he poked the puck away from defenseman Andrei Markov at the point and went in on a break to beat Price to the stick side.


Raymond, playing his first regular-season game for Toronto, finished a give-and-go with Troy Bodie 5:10 into the third.


Montreal got a scare midway through the first period when Max Pacioretty left with an apparent wrist injury after a hit from Orr. He returned in the second period.


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