As the Habs wrap up 2011, they need five key issues to make a playoff charge in 2012
The Montreal Canadians looked to cool off a Lighting club that has recently been dominant at the St. Pete Times forum, but could not hang on to an early 3-1 lead.
The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Thursday night at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa.
Visitors from the great white north! Both on ice and in the stands! All this, and injury discussion in our game-day preview.
|- 1, Tampa Bay Goal - Steven Stamkos (23), from Pavel Kubina and Steve Downie at 3:43. 2, Montreal Power-Play Goal - Mike Cammalleri (8), from David Desharnais and Raphael Diaz at 8:42. Penalties - Lars Eller, Montreal (Hi-sticking), 3:55; Brett Clark, Tampa Bay (Tripping), 7:11; P.K. Subban, Montreal (Slashing), 18:28.|
|- 3, Montreal Goal - David Desharnais (6), from Andrei Kostitsyn and Raphael Diaz at 5:01. 4, Montreal Goal - Erik Cole (15), from Max Pacioretty and Tomas Kaberle at 12:46. 5, Tampa Bay Goal - J.T. Wyman, from Teddy Purcell and Matt Gilroy at 17:38. Penalties - Travis Moen, Montreal (Roughing), :29; Steve Downie, Tampa Bay (Slashing), 7:10.|
|- 6, Tampa Bay Goal - Marc-Andre Bergeron (4), from Steve Downie and Martin St. Louis at 2:32. 7, Tampa Bay Goal - Vincent Lecavalier (13), from J.T. Wyman and Dominic Moore at 8:37. Penalties - Bruno Gervais, Tampa Bay (Delaying Game-Puck over glass), 18:28.|