5 years ago

Tomas Plekanec blames himself for Montreal's 2-1 loss to Toronto in the season opener.

Plekanec received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second period for spraying ice shards in Ben Scrivens' direction by stopping just short of the Leafs goaltender. "I don't think it even hit him," said Plekanec. "But it wasn't a smart thing to do and I'll know better next time." Toronto scored the game-winning goal during that power play. Plekanec finished the game with an assist on Montreal's lone goal.