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Habs lead Lightning 3-1 through two periods

Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning

St. Pete's Times Forum 7pm

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The Tampa Bay Lightning picked up the pace, scoring an early power play goal in the second period, to pull themselves within a goal of the Montreal Canadiens. Max Pacioretty scored a late marker, with the man advantage, to restore the Habs two-goal lead.

Tampa has outshot the Canadiens 27-18, through 40 minutes, and have outhit the visiting team 19-11.

Hal Gill scored his second goal in as many games, in the first period and David Desharnais added a power play marker to give the Habs a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Scoring Summary

First Period

1, MTL - Hal Gill - B. Gionta, T. Plekanec 5:27

2. MTL - PPG David Desharnais - A. Kostitsyn, 8:41

Second Period

3. TBL - PPG Dominic Moore - P. Kubina, T. Purcell

4. MON - PPG Max Pacioretty - T. Plekanec, P.K. Subban

Third Period

5. MON - Max Pacioretty - S. Gomez 1:18

6. TBL - Vincent Lecavalier - D. Moore, T. Purcell 14:07