Your Montreal Canadiens NEVER quit.
With their emotional lkeader, Brandon Prust, in the room with a shoulder injury, the Canadiens outshot the home team 13-2 in the third period and got goals from Brian Gionta, Alexei Emelin and Brendan Gallagher to erase a 3-1 deficit.
The win was the third of their road trip and moved the Canadiens back atop the Eastern Conference standings.
Tampa Bay’s attack – one of the NHL’s most potent – did not get a shot on goal in the third period until 18 minutes had elapsed.
By then, the Canadiens had 13 shots and three goals.
P.K. Subban, the workhorse of the D corps, played 27:42.
Michael Ryder had five SoG and two assists.
On a night of misery in the faceoff circle, call-up Gabriel Dumont went 8-4 … and saw ice time while the Canadiens were protecting their lead.
Tampa Bay is sinking like a stone in the Southeast Division. And after that third-period no-show in his team’s own barn, nd Guy Boucher might want to avoid buying green bananas.