Tampa Bay 4, Montreal 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 14-17-2-5 5-7-2-4 9-10-0-1 L1
Tampa Bay 16-17-1-2 10-5-0-0 6-12-1-2 W2

Recap


Marc-Andre Bergeron and Vincent Lecavalier recorded third-period goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning came from behind to defeat the visiting Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Thursday.
 
Bergeron tied it 2:32 into the third on a screen shot and Lecavalier flipped in a rebound at 8:37 for the Lightning, who have gained at least a point in five of six games.
 
Montreal lost for the sixth time in seven games and dropped its first regulation game of the season when leading after two periods.
 
J.T. Wyman, who scored his first NHL goal late in the second period to cut Montreal’s lead to 3-2, assisted on Lecavalier’s goal. Steve Downie added two assists for Tampa Bay.
 
Mathieu Garon, playing his 300th career game, made 31 saves for the Lightning. Tampa Bay killed off a Montreal power play in the final 1:32 to seal it.
 
Steven Stamkos registered his league-leading 23rd goal on a nifty deflection in the first period. Mike Cammalleri countered with his first power-play goal of the season for Montreal in the first, whipping a shot past Garon from the bottom of the right circle.
 
Montreal defenseman Raphael Diaz had two assists, giving him five in the last two games. David Desharnais had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Tampa Bay
David Desharnais 2 Points J.T. Wyman 2
David Desharnais 1 Goals J.T. Wyman 1
Raphael Diaz 2 Assists Steve Downie 2
Michael Cammalleri 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carey Price .818 Save Percentage Mathieu Garon .912
Carey Price 18 Saves Mathieu Garon 31

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 34 3 1-3 3-3 6 20
Tampa Bay 22 4 0-3 2-3 6 29

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Carolina . The Lightning have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play their next game on the road against Florida . The Canadiens have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .391 after a loss.
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