Alex Galchenyuk logged 13:06 minutes in his NHL debut.
Galchenyuk recorded two shots on goal in Montreal's 2-1 loss to Toronto. He started the game on the second line, but was eventually moved to the third. "I thought he looked good," Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said, "He didn't put himself in trouble. He skated well, tried to make some plays. We saw that he's got the speed to play." Galchenyuk had 27 goals and 61 points in 33 OHL games during the lockout.