Montreal grabbed a 2-0 series lead with a 4-1 victory over Tampa. I think the Lightning really needed to steal that opening game when Carey Price wasn’t quite up to par. He was much better on Friday and down 2-0 heading back to Montreal is probably going to be too much to overcome for Tampa.
Rene Bourque had a pair of goals for the Canadiens. If he starts chipping on offense it’s going to be a long series for Tampa. He scored just nine times in 63 games this season.
David Desharnais scored a goal on a perfect deflection. Credit him for bouncing back after that dreadful first