Thompson ends it
The Canadiens began Overtime on a power play and carried the play for most of the time.
But with 24 seconds left, Alex Killorn found Nate Thompson alone in front of Carey Price, and the Lightning's 36th shot – and first of OT – found the back of the net.
Briere ties it up
Despite minimal ice time, Daniel Brière has goals in two straight games.
The vetran took a pass from Brian Gionta to beat Ben Bishop.
That was it for scoring as we head to OT.
Full moon tonight?
Weird 20 minutes.
With Tampa Bay shorthanded, Nate Thompson's lob across the face of the Canadiens' goal ticked off P.K. Subban's stick and into the net past Carey Price.
Then there was a brawl during a TV timeout.
Unpleasantness began with Ben Bishop and Brandon Prust jabbing at each other, soon to be joined by George Parros and Radko Gudas, both of whom got misconducts.
Canadiens outshot the Lightning 10-8.
Molson Cup form
Carey Price, Player of the Month for January, is off to a good start in February.
Price made 10 saves and stopped Nikita Kucherov on a penalty shot during 10 minutes dominated by the visitors.
The Canadiens had six shots on Ben Bishop.
It's a Super Bowl weekend tradition: Your Montreal Canadiens play a pair of afternoon games at the Bell Centre.
A year ago, in the seventh and eighth games of a lockout-shortened season, the Canadiens swept Super Bowl weekend with a 6-1 romp over Buffalo on Saturday and a 2-1 squeaker against Ottawa on Sunday.
The 2014 opponents are Tampa Bay and Winnipeg, both of which present challenges ... but who doesn't, where the Canadiens are concerned.
Wins against Carolina and Boston gave the Canadiens a 6-6-1 record in January.
The team was 8-5-0 in October, 7-4-3 in November and 8-5-1 in December.
Because of the Olympic break, the Canadiens will play only seven games in February – five at the Bell Centre.
Two previous games against the Lightning this season went to Shootouts and ended with 2-1 final scores. Tampa Bay won at the Bell Centre Nov. 12, and Lars Eller, of all people, secured a Shootout win in Tampa on Dec. 28.