Recap - Canadiens Defeat Tampa Bay 4-3
Montreal needed a shootout to earn a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday in NHL action at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Montreal was an underdog by +118 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
David Desharnais clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Canadiens. Montreal got goals from Brian Gionta, Travis Moen, and P.K. Subban in the victory. Gionta opened the scoring at 19:17 of the first period.
Carey Price turned in a 21-save effort for the Canadiens.
Victor Hedman (2) and Sami Salo scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Carey Price.
Anders Lindback stopped 31 of 34 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Montreal scored 1 time on 7 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
Montreal outshot Tampa Bay 34-24 in the game.
Next game, Montreal takes its act on the road to face Florida looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head home to face Washington.