MONTREAL (AP) _ Benoit Brunet scored his first two goals of the season as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 Saturday night.

Brunet scored on a 2-on-1 in the second period and beat struggling goaltender Felix Potvin shorthanded in the third as the Canadiens dominated in the Maple Leafs' only visit to Montreal of the season.

Saku Koivu, Stephane Quintal and Stephane Richer also scored for Montreal (7-4-2), which is three games into a five-game homestand (2-1-0).

Sergei Berezin scored a power play goal in the second for the Maple Leafs (3-7-2), who had a two-game unbeaten streak snapped.

Montreal outshot Toronto 35-27.

As ever when Toronto visits Montreal, a large contingent of Maple Leaf fans tried to drown out the Canadien fans with chants, but were quieted when Montreal jumped to a 2-0 first-period lead.

Quintal finished a 3-on-1 6:03 into the game and Koivu banked a shot in off Potvin's skate at 10:07. Brunet opted to shoot on his 2-on-1 5:18 into the second period.

Berezin chipped Igor Korolev's pass into an open net at 14:40, but Richer restored Montreal's three-goal lead when he banged in a loose puck on a power play at 17:54.

Toronto defenseman Craig Wolanin left the game in the first period after twisting his right knee in a collision with Martin Rucinsky.

The Canadiens improved their overall record against their fellow original NHL club to 306-244-84, including 193-84-40 in Montreal.