Heroic PK in OT
The Canadiens managed to kill a TWO-MAN disadvantage in overtime and take this crazy game to a Shootout.
Carey Price made 44 saves in regulation and OT.
Carey Price was the game's First Star .. well deserved
At least a point salvaged
A Max Pacioretty pass bounced in off Daniel Brière to tie a game the Canadiens trailed for 55 minutes. On to OT ... with Lars Eller in the penalty box
Lucky it's a one-goal game
A point shot by Radko Gudas beat Carey Price, but the light didn't go on and play proceeded up ice.
Video review produced a ruling that Price had been the victim of "incidental contact" on the play.
The visitors outshot the home team 13-5 in the period, 23-13 on the game.
Three chances blown
The Canadiens had three power plays during the first period.
There were chances, but Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop stood tall ... very tall.
Ryan Malone scored the only goal of the period, surviving a Douglas Murray crosschecks on Carey Price's doorstep and tipping home a point shot by Eric Brewer.
Shots were 10-8 for the visitors.
Star won't shine
What a bummer!
Bell Centre fans miss out on seeing one of the NHL's brightest young stars when the Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Canadiens Tuesday night.
In a goalpost collision eerily reminiscent of the one that sidelined Serge Savard early in his career, Steven Stamkos fractured his right tibia in Boston Monday afternoon.
Stamkos, who had never missed an NHL game to injury, is out indefinitely. He had been tied for the league lead in goals at 14 with Alexander Steen of St. Louis and in points at 23 with Sidney Crosby.
Tampa Bay defencemen Sami Salo and Keith Aulie also left the Monday game with injuries.
The Lightning had gone through their first 16 games without injuries – in contrast to the Canadiens, who are still missing Brandon Prust but may see the imminent return of Daniel Brière and Alexei Emelin.