Max Pacioretty isn't letting Alex Galchenyuk win the team scoring race without a fight. Pacioretty unloaded a screened wrister as he powered towards the Lightning net and beat Vasilevsky low blocker side for his 29th of the season.
The Habs went on the powerplay a couple of minutes later and put on a passing clinic, ending with Alex Galchenyuk's 30th goal after Max Pacioretty had the puck roll of his stick at the side of the net and to Galcneyuk who was in position to unload a rocket one-timer to reach the milestone for the first time in his career.
Galchenyuk - 22 years old, and 57 days - is the 3rd-youngest player to hit 30 goals in a season for the Habs behind Geoffrion and Richer.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 10, 2016
The Habs lead 4-0 heading into the third period and are poised to sweep the season series with the Lightning for the third time in four years.
Well, that's it for the game threads this year. Thanks for tuning in this season! It was probably one of the weirdest and most gruelling seasons ever, but I'm glad we all got to go through it together, and I can't wait for October already.
Go Habs Go!
|05:11||MTL||Alex Galchenyuk (29) Backhand shot - ASST: Brendan Gallagher (20)||1 - 0 MTL|
|16:27||MTL||Tomas Plekanec (14) Backhand shot - ASST: Lars Eller (13), Alexei Emelin (12)||2 - 0 MTL|
|00:27||MTL||Max Pacioretty (29) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (26), Andrei Markov (38)||3 - 0 MTL|
|03:44||MTL||PPG - Alex Galchenyuk (30) Slapshot - ASST: Max Pacioretty (34), Andrei Markov (39)||4 - 0 MTL|
|12:28||TBL||Alex Killorn Hooking - 2 min against Paul Byron|
|15:53||MTL||Greg Pateryn served by Brendan Gallagher Boarding (maj) - 5 min against Tyler Johnson|
|15:53||TBL||Ondrej Palat Roughing - 2 min against Greg Pateryn|
|15:53||MTL||Greg Pateryn Game misconduct - 10 min|
|19:00||TBL||Alex Killorn Hooking - 2 min against Joel Hanley|
|02:39||TBL||Valtteri Filppula Tripping - 2 min against Torrey Mitchell|
|09:29||MTL||Paul Byron Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Vladislav Namestnikov|
|09:29||TBL||Vladislav Namestnikov Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Paul Byron|
|11:58||MTL||Alex Galchenyuk Hooking - 2 min against Ondrej Palat|
|12:20||TBL||Valtteri Filppula Tripping - 2 min against Joel Hanley|
|15:43||MTL||Daniel Carr Hi-sticking - 2 min against Brian Boyle|
|16:51||TBL||Alex Killorn Roughing - 2 min against Mike Condon|