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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Lightning - Game 4 - Round 2

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens


Tampa Bay leads the series 3-0

The Canadiens will try to send the series back to Montreal when they face the Lightning for a second night in a row on Thursday in Tampa.

On Wednesday, Tyler Johnson scored the game-winner with 1.1 seconds remaining in the third to give the Bolts a 3-0 series lead. The Canadiens outshot the Lightning for the third time in as many games – this time by a 31-19 margin – but Brendan Gallagher’s third-period equalizer was the only shot that beat Ben Bishop in the 2-1 effort.

With the win, Bishop became the first netminder to win eight straight games against the Habs in a single season since Tim Thomas in 2008-09.

David Desharnais returned to the lineup on Wednesday after missing Game 2 with the flu, registering one shot on goal over 15:04 of ice time.

Head coach Michel Therrien has not yet announced whether any changes will be made to the lineup for Game 4, but will meet with the media prior to puck drop.

Despite having never rallied back from a 0-3 series deficit, the Canadiens will now be looking to become the fifth team in NHL history to accomplish the feat and the first to do so since the Kings in 2014.

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