Ben Bishop sprung Steven Stamkos on a sloppy Habs' line-change and he made no mistake, feeding Vladislav Namestikov who was wide open in front of the net enough to put on a lightning fast side-to-side deke to tuck the puck past Carey Price's low blocker. The Habs immediately took a penalty, with Dale Weise going to the box for 4 minutes for slashing and for subsequently talking smash to the ref. The 4 minutes in the box surpassed Weise's time spent on the ice to that point as he was only used for 2:05 before taking the penalties.
Max Pacioretty made it seem like the penalties taken by Weise would be a good thing, teeing up a pass laid out to him by Tomas Plekanec, but moments later Jonathan Drouin would be sent on a breakaway by a laser pass from Anton Stralman, and would beat Carey Price to put the Lightning up 2-1.By the midway point in the period the Habs had dropped to a 36.8 CF% and were being outshot 26-9, and 13-2 for the period.
The Habs are being dominated 5 v 5 as shown on the graph below, ending the period trailing 31.69-18.98 Score Adjusted 5 v 5 Corsi. The Lightning grabbed another goal before the end of the period, at which point the Habs had only registered 1 even-strength shot on net and that being 41 seconds into the second period.
|01:24||TBL||Vladislav Namestnikov (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Steven Stamkos (28), Ben Bishop (3)||1 - 0 TBL|
|04:24||MTL||SHG - Max Pacioretty (37) Snap shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (32), Andrei Markov (36)||1 - 1 Tie|
|04:57||TBL||PPG - Jonathan Drouin (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Anton Stralman (29), Ben Bishop (4)||2 - 1 TBL|
|18:07||TBL||Nikita Kucherov (28) Slapshot - ASST: Vladislav Namestnikov (7), Ondrej Palat (42)||3 - 1 TBL|
|05:39||MTL||Torrey Mitchell Hooking - 2 min against Brian Boyle|
|10:16||MTL||Jacob De La Rose Tripping - 2 min against Alex Killorn|
|11:55||MTL||Jeff Petry Tripping - 2 min against Nikita Kucherov|
|16:45||TBL||Luke Witkowski Slashing - 2 min against Brian Flynn|
|02:07||MTL||Dale Weise Unsportsmanlike conduct - 2 min|
|02:07||MTL||Dale Weise Slashing - 2 min against Ben Bishop|
|14:13||TBL||Alex Killorn Tripping - 2 min against Tomas Plekanec|