Tampa Bay Skates Past Montreal 2-1 - Recap
The Canadiens came up short Tuesday against the Lightning, falling 2-1 in a shootout.
The Lightning were a +169 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
The win was clinched by Valtteri Filppula, who beat Carey Price in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Tampa Bay. Ryan Malone scored for the Lightning in the victory. Malone opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 5:00 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Eric Brewer and B.J. Crombeen.
Ben Bishop turned in a 28-save effort for the Lightning.
Daniel Briere scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Ben Bishop.
Montreal got a 44-stop effort from Carey Price in the loss.
Tampa Bay scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Montreal went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay outshot Montreal 45-29 in the game.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Anaheim looking for another win. For Montreal, they head on the road to face Columbus.