The little guys came to the fore as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 to snap a three-game losing streak Saturday night.

David Desharnais, who checks in at 5-foot-7, continued to press his case for more ice time by scoring a power-play goal in the third period. He also had an assist to run his points streak to three games. He has two goals and three assists in that stretch.

The win gave the Canadiens 68 points and moved them even in points with the fifth-place Washington Capitals, although the Capitals have a game in hand.

The Canadiens opened a 2-0 lead on second-period goals by Benoit Pouliot and Brian Gionta, who is also 5-foot-7.

Pouliot scored his 12th of the season from the high slot at 10:12 after taking a pass from David Desharnais, who was behind the Toronto net.