The Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Canadiens hopes of engineering only fifth comeback from an 0-3 deficit in Stanley Cup history with a convincing 4-1 win Tuesday night in Tampa. The Lightning was the series 4 games to 2 and will move on to meet either the Washington Capitals or New York Rangers who will play the seventh and deciding game of their series Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Canadiens Game Story
The Canadiens will play a sixth game in their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. P.A Parenteau scored with just under five minutes remaining to give the Canadiens a 2-1 in the fifth game of the Eastern Conference Semi-final. Game six of the series will be played at Tampa onTuesday.
Led by three points from Max Pacioretty including a goal shorthanded, the Canadiens defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 Thursday night in Tampa. It was their first win over the Lightning in nine games this season. Tampa still leads the series 3 games to 1 with game five scheduled for the Bell Centre on Saturday night.,
A last second goal by Tyler Johnson moved the Canadiens to the brink of elimination Wednesday night in Tampa. Johnson broke a 1-1 tie with 1.1 seconds remaining in regulation time and the Canadiens will face being swept in four straight games when the teams meet for the second time in 24 hours Thursday night.
The Canadiens find themselves down 0-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning after a 6-2 defeat Sunday night at the Bell Centre. The Lightning took advantage of a lack of Canadiens discipline to score four power play goals. The night was completed with a post game rant by the Canadiens Brandon Prust directed at referee Brad Watson (video).
The Tampa Bay Lightning extended their regular season mastery of the Canadiens into the playoffs with a 2-1 double overtime victory Friday night in the opening game of their Eastern Conference Semifinal playoff series. Nikita Kucherov scored the game winner at 2:06 of the second overtime. Max Pacioretty’s goal late in the third period sent the game into overtime.
A hardfought Montreal/Ottawa series ended with a 2-0 Canadiens win over the Senators in Game Six Sunday night in Ottawa. Carey Price stopped 43 shots to earn the shutout and the game winning goal was scored by Brendan Gallagher in the first period. The Canadiens will now await the winner of the Detroit/Tampa Bay series which continues Monday night in Detroit.
Bobby Ryan and Patrick Wiercioch scored first-period goals, and Craig Anderson stopped 45 of 46 shots to help Ottawa defeat the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Bell Centre on Friday.
The Ottawa Senators lived to play another day after a 1-0 win over the Canadiens Wednesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. Rookie Mike Hoffman scored the game’s only goal midway through the third period and Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots for the shutout. Game five of the series will be in Montreal Friday with the Canadians now leading the series 3-1.
Dave Weise tied the game late in the third period and then won it in overtime as the Canadiens edged the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Sunday night at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The Canadien now hold a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with Game Four scheduled for Wednesday in Ottawa.