Montreal, Quebec — A number of Montreal Canadiens players have gathered at the Montreal Canadiens’ home ice to celebrate after winning the first game of their series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Canadiens and Leafs have been locked in a seven-game series since Nov. 1, when they both defeated the New York Rangers 4-2.

The game was tied at two when the Canadiens scored twice in the third period on the power play.

The Canadiens scored again at 5:47 of the third, and it was 2-2 before they scored again.

“I want to celebrate, but I don’t want to cry,” Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban said.

“We just want to play hockey and win hockey.

It’s been a long time coming, but this is a special moment.”

The Canadiens will travel to Toronto on Saturday to face the Leafs, who are playing without forward Brendan Gallagher, who has been dealing with a groin injury.

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