Pacioretty scores twice, Canadiens beat Maple Leafs 4-1
MONTREAL (AP) Max Pacioretty scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday night for their 10th straight victory in the rivalry.
Alex Galchenyuk and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for Montreal, and Mike Condon had 31 saves.
Matt Hunwick scored Toronto's only goal, and Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots. The Maple Leafs are last in the Eastern Conference.
Toronto hasn't beaten Montreal since Jan. 18, 2014, and this is the Canadiens first 10-game streak against the Leafs since 1958.
Montreal has won three of its last four and is trying to mount an improbable run to the playoffs. The Canadiens are five points out of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.