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Price, Bourque put Canadiens up 2-0 in series

NHL.com | Friday, 04.18.2014 / 10:40 PM

TAMPA (NHL.com) - The Montreal Canadiens are heading home hoping they won't have to make a return trip here until next season.

Rene Bourque scored two goals and Carey Price made 26 saves in a 4-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Friday.

The Canadiens lead the best-of-7 series 2-0, with Game 3 on Sunday at Bell Centre in Montreal (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS, SUN). Game 4 is Tuesday.

Price, after allowing four goals on the first 14 shots he saw in a 5-4 overtime win in Game 1, was a rock in the Montreal net. His best save came a little after the 15-minute mark of the second period, maintaining a two-goal lead with a post-to-post pad stop of Lightning rookie Cedric Paquette.

David Desharnais' first goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs snapped an 0-for-27 drought for the Canadiens power play dating to March 25.

Bourque's first goal of the game turned out to be the winner, a spectacular breakaway off a feed from Thomas Vanek that snapped a nine-game goal drought. Defenseman P.K. Subban had two assists for the Canadiens.

Brendan Gallagher scored his third playoff goal in his seventh game to make it 3-0 at 11:46 of the third period, ending the night of Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback.

Lindback, starting in place of injured Ben Bishop, stopped 20 of 23 shots and has allowed eight goals on 67 shots in the series for an .881 save percentage.

Lindback was replaced by Kristers Gudlevskis, who stopped his first shot by Bourque but allowed the next to go in. Bourque collected his rebound, wheeled around the net and scored on a wraparound with 5:21 remaining to make it 4-0.

The Lightning, playing without leading scorer and potential Calder Trophy nominee Ondrej Palat, played better than they did in Game 1 when they were outshot nearly 2-to-1. Tampa Bay began the game with purpose, taking the play to Montreal with nine shots on Price before the game was nine minutes old.

The Canadiens began to take over in the second period.

Desharnais opened the scoring at 2:34, tipping home a Subban shot on a goal that was assisted by Max Pacioretty, his first NHL playoff point.

Bourque made it 2-0 at 10:35 when he took a no-look pass from Vanek in stride in the neutral zone, split Lightning defensemen Eric Brewer and Sami Salo, and beat Lindback after he missed a pokecheck.

The Canadiens were up 4-0 in the third period when Teddy Purcell broke Price's shutout with 1:59 to go.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
02:34MTL PPG - David Desharnais (1) ASST: P.K. Subban (1), Max Pacioretty (1) 1 - 0 MTL
10:35MTL Rene Bourque (1) ASST: Thomas Vanek (1), P.K. Subban (2) 2 - 0 MTL
3rd Period
11:46MTL Brendan Gallagher (1) ASST: NONE 3 - 0 MTL
14:39MTL Rene Bourque (2) ASST: Lars Eller (2) 4 - 0 MTL
18:01TBL PPG - Teddy Purcell (1) ASST: Victor Hedman (1), Valtteri Filppula (1) 4 - 1 MTL
Three Stars of the Game
Carey Price
1st
Carey Price
G
SA: 27TOI: 59:38
GA: 1EV: 26-26
PIM: 0PP: 0-1
SV%: .963SH: 0-0
Rene Bourque
2nd
Rene Bourque
RW
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:23
P.K. Subban
3rd
P.K. Subban
D
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 22:25
Penalty Summary
1st Period
15:30TBL Steven Stamkos  Hi stick - double minor against  Brandon Prust
16:22MTL Rene Bourque  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
02:28TBL Richard Panik  Hooking against  Daniel Briere
02:56MTL Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Radko Gudas
02:56TBL Radko Gudas  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
02:56MTL Brandon Prust  Roughing against  Radko Gudas
02:56TBL Radko Gudas  Holding against  Brandon Prust
07:29MTL David Desharnais  Tripping against  Valtteri Filppula
3rd Period
09:14TBL Alex Killorn  Holding against  David Desharnais
15:09TBL Cedric Paquette  Cross checking against  Thomas Vanek
15:09MTL Thomas Vanek  Roughing against  Cedric Paquette
15:09TBL Cedric Paquette  Misconduct (10 min)
17:20MTL Lars Eller  Hooking against  Richard Panik
shots by period
PeriodMTLTBL
1st1011
2nd88
3rd88
Total2627
Team Stats
CategoryMTLTBL
Power Plays1/41/2
Hits1624
Faceoff Wins2824
Giveaways1010
Takeaways53
Blocked Shots149
Penalty Minutes1527
  • MONTREAL
  • TAMPA BAY
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
8B. PrustL0011712:27
11B. GallagherR1011015:15
14T. PlekanecC0012019:28
17R. BourqueL2024015:23
20T. VanekL0112215:29
21B. GiontaR0012016:20
22D. WeiseR000009:25
26J. GorgesD0011020:39
43M. WeaverD0000012:39
48D. BriereC0001011:04
49M. BournivalL000209:13
51D. DesharnaisC1012215:31
55F. BouillonD0010014:42
67M. PaciorettyL0101017:14
74A. EmelinD0022024:12
76P. SubbanD0213022:25
79A. MarkovD0011025:23
81L. EllerC0111216:52
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31C. Price2627.96359:38
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2E. BrewerD00-11018:52
6S. SaloD00-10011:19
7R. GudasD00-21714:29
9T. JohnsonC00-11022:52
16T. PurcellR10-13016:07
17A. KillornC00-12218:54
21M. KostkaD0001013:13
23J. BrownR00-13018:01
24R. CallahanR00-12017:56
25M. CarleD00-21021:41
44N. ThompsonC0001011:10
51V. FilppulaC01-11017:55
54C. PaquetteC00-121210:18
62A. SustrD0001016:15
71R. PanikR00-1229:29
77V. HedmanD0100022:44
86N. KucherovR0001011:16
91S. StamkosC00-14421:49
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
37K. Gudlevskis23.6675:48
39A. Lindback2023.87051:46