The lack of scoring in the first period came back to haunt the Canadiens as the incredibly crappy but lucky Lightning took advantage of yet another terrible second period.
05:30 TBL S. STAMKOS (19) WRIST - ASST: M. ST LOUIS (26) AND V. HEDMAN (8) 1 - 0 TBL
07:38 MTL T. PLEKANEC (11) WRIST - ASST: A. MARKOV (11) 1 - 1 TIE
08:15 TBL S. SALO (2) WRIST - ASST: B. CROMBEEN (4) AND N. THOMPSON (4) 2 - 1 TBL
12:20 TBL PPG - R. MALONE (5) TIP-IN - ASST: S. STAMKOS (18) AND M. ST LOUIS (27) 3 - 1 TBL
10:45 TBL B.J. CROMBEEN : HOOKING - 2 MIN (P.K. SUBBAN)
18:25 TBL MARTIN ST LOUIS : HOOKING - 2 MIN (DAVID DESHARNAIS)
18:25 MTL DAVID DESHARNAIS : DIVING - 2 MIN
12:02 MTL TOMAS PLEKANEC : TRIPPING - 2 MIN (STEVEN STAMKOS)
12:56 MTL LARS ELLER : DELAY GM - FACE-OFF VIOLATION - 2 MIN
14:19 TBL VICTOR HEDMAN : HOOKING - 2 MIN (ANDREI MARKOV)
There is no way that the Lightning should be up in this game. It should have been a blowout with no looking back after the first period, but here we are after yet another terrible second period.
A two goal deficit isn't insurmountable, but the Habs have start finishing against a damn AHL goaltender.