Dustin Brown scored the only goal of a shootout Monday and the visiting Los Angeles Kings wrapped up a bizarre road trip with a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer made 40 saves, and Justin Williams and Brown scored in regulation for Los Angeles.

John-Michael Liles and Matt Frattin scored for Toronto, which has two wins in the last nine games.

Elsewhere: David Krejci scored off his skate to break a second-period tie, and Tim Thomas stopped 33 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and give Boston its fifth consecutive win. . . . Michael Ryder scored the go-ahead goal at 6 minutes, 42 seconds of the third period after Dallas had wasted a three-goal lead, and the Stars went on to a 5-3 victory over the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

Dismay over Habs coach

The Quebec government isn't pleased about the hiring of a Montreal Canadiens coach who can't speak French. The province's culture minister said she expects the Habs to correct the situation.

Christine St-Pierre isn't quite calling for the firing of new coach Randy Cunneyworth, who was just hired over the weekend. But she said the Habs have given the impression his hiring is temporary, and she takes them at their word.

The hiring has created a frenzy of media reaction, including calls for a boycott of products associated with the Canadiens.


Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic sat out Monday night's game against Montreal because he was suspended by the NHL. The league punished Lucic for hitting Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo from behind and into the boards in the second period of Boston's game at Philadelphia on Saturday. . . . Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque was suspended for two games for a hit from behind on Chicago's Brent Seabrook in Sunday's game.

- Associated Press