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Former Penn State star Bailey scores first NHL goal in Maple Leafs loss

Former Penn State standout Casey Bailey scored his first career goal, but the Toronto Maple Leafs lost 4-3 to the Montreal Canadiens in a shootout to finish the regular season.

Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais converted during the shootout while Toronto was stopped on two attempts. The win clinched the Atlantic Division title and the second seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Bailey redirected Dion Phaneuf’s shot from the point past Canadien goalie and Vezina Trophy favorite Carey Price with 5:56 left in the first period. Peter Holland also assisted on the score, which helped the rookie winger land the No. 1 star of the night in Toronto.

Bailey also picked up his first penalty of his career earlier in the period, and finished with four shots and one block along with a plus-1 plus-minus rating in the sixth and final game of his first pro season.

Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak also scored for the Maple Leafs, and Jonathan Bernier stopped 30 of 33 shots. Desharnais, Tomas Plekanec and Jacob De La Rose scored for the Habs, and Price made 19 saves.