Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Johnsson Leads Maple Leafs Past Canadiens 4-2 in Pre-Season Game in Quebec City

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Johnsson Leads Maple Leafs Past Canadiens 4-2 in Pre-Season Game in Quebec City

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Johnsson leads Maple Leafs past Canadiens 4-2

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QUEBEC - Andreas Johnsson scored and added two assists to power the Toronto Maple Leafs past the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Wednesday night in pre-season action.

Johnsson assisted on Andreas Borgman's winner as well as Martin Marincin's goal for Toronto (4-2-0). Connor Carrick also scored in the Maple Leafs' three-goal second period. Curtis McElhinney made 29 saves for the win.

"The most important things are to play well in the system and work as hard as I can," said Johnsson, a 22-year-old left-winger who spent all of last season with the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies.

Jonathan Drouin and Andrew Shaw, on the power play, built a 2-0 lead for Montreal (0-6-0) in the first period. Carey Price stopped 24 shots in net.

The game was held at Quebec City's Videotron Centre, with 14,452 fans in attendance.

The Maple Leafs won even though they had left all their big guns in Toronto and were facing a Canadiens' lineup stacked with veterans including Drouin, Shaw, Max Pacioretty, Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk, Shea Weber and Price. …

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