Leafs beat Habs in OT

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Tie Domi scored the tying goal with two minutes left in the third period and rookie Tomas Kaberle scored 34 seconds into overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

It is one of the oldest and fiercest rivalries in the NHL and it was refueled when the Maple Leafs moved back to the Eastern Conference. This was the first of the five times the teams meet this season.

"Everyone gets excited for these games and the players feed off that," Domi said. "My roommate Sergei Berezin got up this afternoon all excited about the game. Daniil Markov and Dmitri Yushkevich score goals and Kaberle gets winner, even these European guys are getting into it. That's great for hockey and great for Canada."

The Maple Leafs won for the sixth time in seven games and remained tied for first place in the Eastern Conference with New Jersey.

"When things are going good, you have to enjoy it," said Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin. "We found a way to win against Ottawa last week and we did it again tonight."

Martin Rucinsky, Shayne Corson and Patrick Poulin scored for the slumping Canadiens, who have won only two of their last 12 games.

"In hockey, there's such a fine line between winning and losing. The problem is, we find more ways to lose game after game." Canadiens Mark Recchi said. "We made some honest mistakes out there. We're just digging ourself into a deeper hole and it's going to get tougher when we go on this long trip."

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