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Tampa Bay Ices Montreal 2-1 - Recap

Nate Thompson scored a pair of goals against the Canadiens as Tampa Bay handed Montreal a 2-1 defeat on Saturday at Bell Centre.

The Lightning were a +114 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.

Nate Thompson (2) scored for the Lightning in the victory. Thompson opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 5:58 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Victor Hedman and J.T. Brown.

Ben Bishop turned in a 28-save effort for the Lightning.

Montreal got a goal from Daniel Briere in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Carey Price stopped 34 of 36 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Tampa Bay scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Montreal went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 36-29.

Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Wild. The Canadiens will aim to get back on the winning track vs Winnipeg.