MTL
46-28-8
TBL
46-27-9
SO
21 SOG
24 SOG

Canadiens top Lightning in shootout

NHL.com | Saturday, 12.28.2013 / 10:26 PM

TAMPA (NHL.com) - Lars Eller scored the only goal in a shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Eller, Montreal's first shooter, went backhand to forehand before beating Ben Bishop through the pads. Carey Price stopped all three Tampa Bay shooters, ending the game by denying Teddy Purcell's forehand with his pads.

Tomas Plekanec gave Montreal a 1-0 lead when he scored 5:15 into the second period. Martin St. Louis got Tampa Bay even with his 17th goal at 11:43.

Price made 23 saves, 14 in the third period. Bishop stopped 20 shots.

The teams have exchanged 2-1 shootout victories on the road this season. Tampa Bay won 2-1 at Bell Centre on Nov. 12. The past six games between the teams have been decided by one goal.

After a scoreless first period in which the Canadiens outshot the Lightning 7-3, Plekanec put Montreal ahead when he broke in on Bishop, fought off Alex Killorn's check and flipped the puck past Bishop for his 13th of the season.

St. Louis tied the game when he one-timed a pass from Tyler Johnson past Price from between the faceoff circles. The Lightning captain has points in six straight games.

1st2nd3rdOTsoT
MTL ()
TBL ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
05:15MTL Tomas Plekanec (13) ASST: Brian Gionta (15), Travis Moen (6) 1 - 0 MTL
11:43TBL Martin St. Louis (17) ASST: Tyler Johnson (11), Ondrej Palat (9) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1TBLValtteri Filppula - Save
2MTLLars Eller - Goal
3TBLNikita Kucherov - Save
4MTLDavid Desharnais - Missed
5TBLTeddy Purcell - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDTampa Bay LightningMontréal Canadiens
1Valtteri Filppula
Lars Eller
2Nikita Kucherov
David Desharnais
3Teddy Purcell
Three Stars of the Game
Carey Price
1st
Carey Price
G
SA: 24TOI: 65:00
GA: 1EV: 20-21
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: .958SH: 0-0
Ben Bishop
2nd
Ben Bishop
SA: 21TOI: 65:00
GA: 1EV: 19-20
PIM: 0PP: 1-1
SV%: .952SH: 0-0
Ondrej Palat
3rd
Ondrej Palat
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:44
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:55TBL Teddy Purcell  Too many men on the ice
13:44TBL Radko Gudas  Tripping against  Alex Galchenyuk
15:53MTL Raphael Diaz  Cross checking against  Ondrej Palat
2nd Period
08:25MTL P.K. Subban  Hooking against  Nikita Kucherov
17:34TBL Jean-Philippe Cote  Interference against  Ryan White
3rd Period
06:00MTL Max Pacioretty  Holding against  Ondrej Palat
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodMTLTBL
1st73
2nd86
3rd614
OT01
Total2124
Team Stats
CategoryMTLTBL
Power Plays0/30/3
Hits1819
Faceoff Wins2634
Giveaways68
Takeaways108
Blocked Shots1710
Penalty Minutes66
  • MONTREAL
  • TAMPA BAY
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
8B. PrustL0001013:17
11B. GallagherR0003017:53
14T. PlekanecC1012019:24
17R. BourqueR0002017:11
21B. GiontaR0111016:59
26J. GorgesD00-10019:18
27A. GalchenyukC00-11014:35
32T. MoenL0111012:25
48D. BriereC00-12010:37
51D. DesharnaisC0000017:44
53R. WhiteC0000013:07
55F. BouillonD0003017:46
61R. DiazD0000217:19
67M. PaciorettyL0002214:59
74A. EmelinD0010022:40
76P. SubbanD00-12226:31
79A. MarkovD0010026:47
81L. EllerC00-11015:28
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31C. Price2324.95865:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
7R. GudasD0012223:00
8M. BarberioD0001013:27
9T. JohnsonC0110020:51
11T. PyattC000208:46
16T. PurcellR00-11018:02
17A. KillornC00-12016:01
18O. PalatL0113020:44
19B. CrombeenR0000010:16
22J. CoteD00-10210:43
23J. BrownR0002016:17
24D. KorobovD000008:08
25M. CarleD0012025:48
26M. St. LouisR1012024:34
44N. ThompsonC0001016:46
51V. FilppulaC00-11018:07
56N. KucherovR0001016:58
62A. SustrD0001018:05
77V. HedmanD00-13027:27
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30B. Bishop2021.95265:00