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Canadiens Down Tampa Bay 3-2 - Match Report

Montreal got a pair of goals from Brian Gionta as the Canadiens skated to a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday at Bell Centre.

Montreal was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Montreal got goals from Brian Gionta (2) and Alex Galchenyuk in the victory. Galchenyuk opened the scoring at 4:04 of the second period.

Carey Price turned in a 32-save effort for the Canadiens.

Vincent Lecavalier and Richard Panik scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Carey Price.

Ben Bishop stopped 32 of 35 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Montreal went 1-for-6, while the Lightning were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 35-34.

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