Tomorrow a science teacher will probably use the Weise-Bishop collision to demonstrate what happens when two giant masses come together at high speed. No one was hurt, but the space-time continuum did shift ever slightly.
It seemed to put the Habs into a universe where entry into the Lightning's zone was akin to passing through some forbidden limit of physics. The up-the-boards break-out the Habs and several pee-wee teams have mastered does not hold up in certain games. There's a simple way to disrupt the flow, as the Lightning are showing with their forecheck, and when the Habs fail to establish a rhythm, they look terrible and disorganized.
Some frustrating moments in that 2nd period. It's hard to watch this team try so hard and get shut down because they lack a strategic advantage over the opponent. When they meet a team that can match their skills, like the Bolts, this disadvantage shows.
4-1 Lightning heading into the third period.
|15:07||MTL||Dale Weise (5) Tip-in - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (15), Sergei Gonchar (8)|
|03:17||TBL||J.T. Brown (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Jonathan Drouin (14), Brian Boyle (4)||1 - 1 Tie|
|10:42||TBL||PPG - Tyler Johnson (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Kucherov (23), Ondrej Palat (22)||2 - 1 TBL|
|18:16||TBL||Brett Connolly (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (21), Cedric Paquette (3)||3 - 1 TBL|
|19:38||TBL||PPG - Ondrej Palat (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Kucherov (24)||4 - 1 TBL|
|01:53||TBL||Brett Connolly Slashing - 2 min against Max Pacioretty|
|04:47||MTL||Jiri Sekac Holding - 2 min against Mark Barberio|
|06:18||MTL||P.K. Subban Hooking - 2 min against Ondrej Palat|
|10:04||TBL||Jason Garrison Tripping - 2 min against P.K. Subban|
|10:23||MTL||P.K. Subban Slashing - 2 min against Brett Connolly|
|18:24||MTL||Nathan Beaulieu Delaying Game-Puck over glass - 2 min|