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Canadiens vs Lightning Final: 3-1 - Recap

The Canadiens beat Tampa Bay 3-1 on Saturday, earning a victory backstopped by Carey Price's 23 saves.

Montreal was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Montreal got goals from Erik Cole, Mike Blunden, and Max Pacioretty in the victory. Blunden opened the scoring at 5:44 of the second period.

Carey Price turned in a 23-save effort for the Canadiens.

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

Tampa Bay got a 25-stop effort from Mathieu Garon in the loss.

Montreal scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 28-24.

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