Belfour ties Roy for 11th on career shutout list

MONTREAL (AP) -- Buoyed by a game-winning goal, Ric Jackman felt

no pain where his left front tooth used to be.

Jackman scored a power-play goal in the first period to lead the

Toronto Maple Leafs to a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on

Saturday night.

The Toronto defenseman lost his tooth in the second period --

leaving the game briefly after he was struck in the mouth by the

stick of Montreal left wing Jason Ward.

"It was a clean break and just popped out, and that's the end

of it," said Jackman, who continued playing without a painkiller.

His goal was the low-scoring Maple Leafs' second with the man

advantage this season, and just their fifth overall in four games.

Jackman hadn't scored since Dec. 31, 1999 -- a span of 71 games.

When asked if the goal was fair trade for his tooth, he said,

"I'll take that."

Ed Belfour earned his 66th career shutout as Toronto got its

first win of the season.

"We've been working hard for it and it's a nice place to have

it, too," Belfour said.

After allowing a tying goal with two seconds left in regulation

against New Jersey on Thursday, Belfour stopped 15 shots --

including back-to-back saves on chances by Michael Ryder and

Andreas Dackell midway through the third period. Belfour tied

Patrick Roy for 11th place on the career shutout list and leads all

active goalies.

"I'm just happy to get it," Belfour said.

Montreal, which honored Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau before to

the game, had won three games in a row.

Injured captain Saku Koivu and all of the Canadiens' players in

uniform wore No. 4 "Beliveau" jerseys with a captain's "C"

during pregame ceremonies as the team honored the 50th anniversary

of his first contract with the club.

Maple Leafs right wing Alexander Mogilny missed his second

straight game because of a sore groin.

Canadiens rookie left wing Michael Ryder collided with teammate

Donald Audette in the neutral zone midway through the first period,

drawing a cheer from the numerous Toronto fans among the sellout

Bell Centre crowd of 21,273.

Jackman scored while Ward was serving his second minor of the


Toronto defenseman Tomas Kaberle fed a pass to the point, and

Jackman drove a slap shot off goalie Jose Theodore's right arm and

into the net.

Ward accounted for four of Montreal's seven minor penalties,

including a double minor for high-sticking Jackman 11:57 into the


"We took way too many penalties tonight," defenseman Sheldon

Souray said. "We didn't have a chance to play our defensive system

-- we were penalty killing."

Theodore, who shut out the Maple Leafs a week earlier and made

his fifth straight start, stopped Nik Antropov on a short-handed

breakaway chance early in the third after the Canadiens turned over

the puck.

"Jose made some huge saves but when you take that many

penalties and give that many opportunities against such a great

team, we were lucky to be down just by one after two," Souray


Theodore, who stopped 24 shots, has allowed just three goals in

four games.Game notes
Belfour is one shutout behind Roy Worters, who is 10th on

the career list with 67. ... Ward threw up his arms when he was

called for tripping Owen Nolan 3:10 into the first, despite having

his stick blade caught in Nolan's skate. ... Maple Leafs enforcer

Tie Domi had his nose bloodied when he was inadvertently struck by

Audette's stick off a faceoff early in the first. There was no

penalty called on the play despite Domi's protests to referee Paul

Devorski. "His nose is about a half-an-inch closer to his face

than it was earlier ... that's really close," Toronto coach Pat

Quinn joked. ... Beliveau had 507 goals and 712 assists in 1,125

regular season games, and 79 goals and 97 assists in the playoffs

while winning 10 Stanley Cups -- five as Montreal's captain.