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Canadiens top Lightning in shootout

Saturday, 12.28.2013 / 10:26 PM

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Canadiens top Lightning in shootout
Montréal Canadiens 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Three Stars of the Game
Carey Price
1st
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

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
05:15
MTL
Tomas Plekanec (13) Backhand shot - ASST: Brian Gionta (15), Travis Moen (6)
1 - 0 MTL
11:43
TBL
Martin St. Louis (17) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Johnson (11), Ondrej Palat (9)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDTBLMTLTOTAL
1V. Filppula
L. Eller
0 - 1
2N. Kucherov
D. Desharnais
0 - 1
3T. Purcell
0 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
03:55
TBL
Teddy Purcell  Too many men/ice - bench
13:44
TBL
Radko Gudas  Tripping against  Alex Galchenyuk
15:53
MTL
Raphael Diaz  Cross checking against  Ondrej Palat
2nd Period
08:25
MTL
P.K. Subban  Hooking against  Nikita Kucherov
17:34
TBL
Jean-Philippe Cote  Interference against  Ryan White
3rd Period
06:00
MTL
Max Pacioretty  Holding against  Ondrej Palat
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Carey Price
SA: 24TOI: 65:00
Saves: 23EV: 20 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .958SH: 0 - 0
Ben Bishop
Ben Bishop
20-5-3
SA: 21TOI: 65:00
Saves: 20EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .952SH: 0 - 0