Nick Suzuki scored for the Montreal Canadiens in SO to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning

Nick Suzuki scored in a penalty shootout, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Saturday night.

Suzuki beat Brian Elliott with a superb backhand in the third round as Montreal won for the fourth time in 13 games (4-5-4).

Cole Caufield, Corey Schuenemann, Josh Anderson and Jesse Yellonen scored on Montreal’s scorers’ list, and Jake Allen stopped 37 shots.

Nikita Kucherov scored a goal and two assists, Stephen Stamkos, Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point also scored for Lightning. Elliott saved 27 saves as the two-time Stanley Cup champions ended a four-game winning streak.

Ylonen held it at 4 of the left circle at 2:18 of the third circle.

After Stamkos opened the scoring at 8:57 in the match, Cirelli made it 2-0 at 13:32 from the first with a short goal. It was the short 10th result allowed by the Canadians, who have the second worst NHL game.

Then the teams collected seven goals in the last 11:03 of the second half.

Caufield scored 2-0 at 8:57 but Kucherov’s powerful goal made it 3-1 with 8:26 left of the period.

This was Kucherov’s second goal in the last 16 matches, but the right winger made 15 assists.

Scheunemann and Anderson’s goals helped Montreal rise for the second time from two goals down. Anderson tied at 3 on the breakup after Stamkos’ stray pass with 4:10 per second remaining.

Put a Lightning point in progress 4-3 on the Power-play target with 15.6 seconds per second left.

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Martin St. Louis, a former Lightning star and member of the 2004 Stanley Cup Champion, returned to Tampa for the first team as interim coach for Montreal.

“I grew up here so to speak as an adult,” St. Louis said before the game. “It will always be special for me to be in Tampa, whether I’m a coach or just having someone visit because it’s such a big part of my life.”

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Canadians: Center Ryan Boehling (upper body) is back after missing nine games and providing an assist. … Goalie Carey Price (knee) keeper has skied twice over the past week and the team said his rehabilitation is going well.

next one

Canadians: Host Ottawa on Tuesday night.

Lightning: Toronto hosts Monday night to complete three home games in four days.

This report was first published by The Canadian Press on April 2, 2022.

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