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Tampa Bay Skates Past Montreal 4-3 - Recap

Tampa Bay skated to a 4-3 victory over Montreal on Thursday in NHL action at St. Pete Times Forum.

Tampa Bay won as a -101 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Vincent Lecavalier, Marc-Andre Bergeron, J.T. Wyman, and Steven Stamkos each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Stamkos opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 3:43 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Pavel Kubina and Steve Downie.

Mathieu Garon turned in a 31-save effort for the Lightning.

Erik Cole, Michael Cammalleri, and David Desharnais scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.

Montreal got a 18-stop effort from Carey Price in the loss.

Tampa Bay scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Montreal went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Montreal outshot Tampa Bay 34-22 in the game.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Carolina looking for another win. For Montreal, they head on the road to face Florida.