05:00 TBL Ryan Malone (3) Tip-in - ASST: Eric Brewer (4), B.J. Crombeen (3) 1 - 0 TBL
05:53 TBL Ondrej Palat Holding - 2 min against Travis Moen
12:40 TBL Tyler Johnson Hooking - 2 min against Rene Bourque
18:01 TBL Mark Barberio Tripping - 2 min against Gabriel Dumont
Somehow in spite of taking three penalties, the Lightning are nursing a 1-0 lead and actually have the edge in the shot count.
The Habs' powerplay has looked pretty solid, generating a ton of "almosts" but they're not getting enough shots on Ben Bishop. I doubt the Lightning will play that undisciplined all game, so the 1st period seems like a huge lost opportunity.
The line of Michael Bournival, Danny Briere, and Rene Bourque has looked very good, and the fourth line drew two of the three Tampa penalties. Hopefully that continues. You have to think that if Briere develops chemistry with those two at center, David Desharnais isn't going to play very soon.
Intermission reading from Eyes On The Prize:
- P.K. Subban and Lars Eller face off in Jenga Tetris
- Lightning at Canadiens - Game Preview
- Avant match : Lightning vs Canadiens
- Scouting the new division rivals: The Tampa Bay Lightning
- Radio silence on Gionta's UFA status
- Tuesday Habs Links - Briere in means Desharnais out
- Carey Price makes the save of the year against Kyle Okposo
- Catching the Torch: Nov. 4-Nov.10 Edition
- Alexei Emelin to return this weekend, but where does he play?
- Canadiens vs Islanders Game Recap: The kids are alright