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NHL 3 Stars: Toronto Maple Leafs, Montréal Canadiens meet for 750th time

Saturday night marked the 750th all-time meeting between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montréal Canadiens. A rivalry created over 104 years, the two became the most frequently seen matchup in NHL history.

Brendan Gallagher gave the Canadiens a 2-1 with a goal late in the third period.

Auston Matthews collected an assist and extended his point streak to nine games. It is the the longest active streak in the NHL and is tied for second-longest of the season with Johnny Gaudreau and Brad Marchand.

First star

Luke Glendening, C/RW, Detroit Red Wings

After missing two games with an upper-body injury Luke Glendening returned to the Detroit and delivered with a goal and two assists in a 4-2 win over Nashville. It was his third consecutive multi-point game against the Predators.

He scored for the first time in 42 games and it was his first career three-point game in 513 NHL games.

Second star

Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, New York Islanders

Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored two goals and helped the New York Islanders snap a 10-game point streak for the Boston Bruins in 4-2 win.

Pageau’s first goal tied the game at 1-1 at 11:36 of the first period and scored his second one short-handed at 14:32 for the 4-2 final.

Three of his four goals this season have been scored against the Bruins.

Third star

Tyler Toffoli, RW, Montréal Canadiens

Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over Toronto. He scored his 10th goal of the season and became the fourth player in the last 35 years to score at least 10 goals through his first 15 games as a member of the Canadiens.

Honourable mention  

Lou Lamoriello, GM, New York Islanders

Stick tap to the President and GM of the Islanders, Lou Lamoriello, for earning his 1,300th career regular-season win on Saturday. He became the third GM in NHL history to reach the milestone, trailing only Glen Sather (1,319) and David Poile (1,421).

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