Montreal Canadiens Coach Jean Perron will have a difficult decision to make when goaltender Patrick Roy returns from his eight-game suspension.
Brian Hayward, Roy's replacement, made 25 saves Monday night to help the Canadiens extend their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal.
Hayward has played the last six games and will play in at least two more before Roy comes back.
"That may have not been the best game I have played, but it certainly was the best the team has played for me in the six I have played since Patrick was set down," Hayward said.
Montreal's Claude Lemieux scored at 11:43 of the first period to tie the score, 1-1, after Peter Ihnacak had given the Maple Leafs the lead at 10:28.