TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had a objective and a good assist in the 3rd period, as well as the Tampa These types of Lightning defeat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on Sunday night for his or her fifth consecutive victory.
Andrei Vasilevskiy completed with twenty saves in the second consecutive shutout plus franchise-record eighteenth for their career. It had been Vasilevskiy’s 6th shutout from the season, linked with Marc-Andre Fleury for your league direct.
Steven Stamkos had 2 assists, assisting Tampa These types of improve in order to 7-0-2 during the past nine video games. Tyler Manley scored their 21st objective of the period.
Carey Cost finished along with 34 will save for Montreal.
The Canadiens are winless in their previous three online games (0-2-1) right after one reduction in the previous ten games.
Right after two scoreless periods, the particular Lightning hit twice one: 25 aside in the 3rd.
On a damaged play, Stamkos collected the puck bumped off the stay of Ondrej Palat within the high slot machine before nourishing Kucherov for any one-timer on 2: sixteen. Kucherov prolonged his goal-scoring streak in order to four video games with his 26th of the period.
Kucherov after that knocked the particular puck from the stick associated with Jonathan Drouin in the fairly neutral zone along with Montreal in the center of a series change, enabling Brayden Point out feather the pass in order to Yanni Gourde, who skated in only and terminated a hand shot more than Price’s stay at 3 or more: 41.
Montreal appeared to take those lead seven: 11 to the second time period when Brendan Gallagher drawn off the wall throughout 4-on-4 enjoy to create a 2-on-1 down reduced before nourishing Brett Kulak open on the opposite article. But Tampa Bay questioned the enjoy and Jesperi Kotkaniemi had been ruled offside.
Vasilevskiy held the game scoreless late within the second whenever he ended Drouin decreasing the still left wing and after that made the save on Gallagher’s rebound opportunity.
Johnson seemed to give the Super a 3-0 lead, however the goal had been overturned designed for goaltender disturbance at eleven: 53. Manley scored on the 2-on-1 in 16: fouthy-six.
NOTES: Tampa Bay Deb Erik Cernak returned towards the lineup upward after lacking two video games with a lower-body injury…. Montreal C John Byron skipped his 5th consecutive sport with an provide injury…. Kucherov recorded their 50th profession power-play objective, moving previous Brad Richards for fourth-most in business history…. Tampa Bay offers three gamers (Point, Stamkos and Kucherov) with a minimum of 70 factors, becoming the very first team because the 1995-96 Maryland Penguins along with three gamers to reach the particular 70-point tag by the 60-game mark from the season…. Montreal was close out for your fourth time this year.
Lightning: With Columbus upon Monday
Canadiens: At Sarasota on Weekend
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