- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 4, 2009

TORONTO (AP) - Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves, and Alex Kovalev had a goal and three assists in the Montreal Canadiens’ 6-2 victory over Toronto on Saturday night.

After dropping a 5-2 decision to Toronto two weeks ago in Montreal, the Canadiens have gone 5-0-1 to move five points clear of ninth-place Florida in the race for one of the eight Eastern Conference playoff spots.

Guillaume Latendresse, Alex Tanguay, Chris Higgins, Maxim Lapierre and Josh Gorges also scored for Montreal. John Mitchell and Boyd Devereaux scored for Toronto.

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