The skinny: Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal and a short-handed goal to lead the Canadiens to a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The pair of goals gives Pacioretty nine for the season and he’s tied for the team lead with Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Plekanec.

Fourth effort: Pacioretty scored a power-play goal at the 58-second mark when he took a stretch pass from P.K. Subban and had a breakaway. Jonathan Bernier made the initial stop and stopped two more rebound attempts before Pacioretty put the puck in the net. Pacioretty had five of his game-high 10 shots in the first minute of the game.

Close call: The Leafs thought they had a tying goal five minutes into the first period when Dion Phaneuf beat Canadiens goalie Carey Price with a shot from the point. But referee Chris Rooney disallowed the goal, ruling James Van Riemsdyk made incidental contact with Price in the crease.

Fancy footwork: Subban made some nifty moves to create a shooting lane as he beat Bernier at 16:13 of the opening period. The scoring play started when David Desharnais won a draw in the Leafs’ zone and Pacioretty dropped the puck back to Subban.

Signs of life: After Plekanec and Pacioretty scored their ninth goals of the season to put Montreal ahead 4-0, the Leafs clawed their way back into the game with two goals in a 23-second span at the end of the second period. Van Riemsdyk flipped a puck over Price at 18:10 and Mason Raymond scored off a rebound at 18:32. Alex Galchenyuk was on the ice for both Toronto goals and spent the entire third period on the bench.

Killer defence: The Leafs not only failed to score on their four power plays, but they also gave up a short-handed goal. The Canadiens went 1-for-2 on the power play.