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Price, Bourque put Canadiens up 2-0 in series

Friday, 04.18.2014 / 10:40 PM

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Price, Bourque put Canadiens up 2-0 in series
Montréal Canadiens 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Three Stars of the Game
Carey Price
1st
SA: 27TOI: 59:38
GA: 1EV: 26-26
PIM: 0PP: 0-1
SV%: .963SH: 0-0
Rene Bourque
2nd
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:23
P.K. Subban
3rd
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 22:25

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
02:34
MTL
PPG - David Desharnais (1) ASST: P.K. Subban (1), Max Pacioretty (1)
1 - 0 MTL
10:35
MTL
Rene Bourque (1) ASST: Thomas Vanek (1), P.K. Subban (2)
2 - 0 MTL
3rd Period
11:46
MTL
Brendan Gallagher (1) ASST: NONE
3 - 0 MTL
14:39
MTL
Rene Bourque (2) ASST: Lars Eller (2)
4 - 0 MTL
18:01
TBL
PPG - Teddy Purcell (1) ASST: Victor Hedman (1), Valtteri Filppula (1)
4 - 1 MTL
penalty summary
1st Period
15:30
TBL
Steven Stamkos  Hi stick - double minor against  Brandon Prust
16:22
MTL
Rene Bourque  Too many men on the ice
2nd Period
02:28
TBL
Richard Panik  Hooking against  Daniel Briere
02:56
MTL
Brandon Prust  Fighting against  Radko Gudas
02:56
TBL
Radko Gudas  Fighting against  Brandon Prust
02:56
MTL
Brandon Prust  Roughing against  Radko Gudas
02:56
TBL
Radko Gudas  Holding against  Brandon Prust
07:29
MTL
David Desharnais  Tripping against  Valtteri Filppula
3rd Period
09:14
TBL
Alex Killorn  Holding against  David Desharnais
15:09
TBL
Cedric Paquette  Cross checking against  Thomas Vanek
15:09
MTL
Thomas Vanek  Roughing against  Cedric Paquette
15:09
TBL
Cedric Paquette  Misconduct
17:20
MTL
Lars Eller  Hooking against  Richard Panik
goalie stats
Carey Price
SA: 27TOI: 59:38
Saves: 26EV: 26 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .963SH: 0 - 0
Kristers Gudlevskis
Kristers Gudlevskis
SA: 3TOI: 5:48
Saves: 2EV: 2 - 3
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .667SH: 0 - 0
Anders Lindback
Anders Lindback
0-2-1
SA: 23TOI: 51:46
Saves: 20EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .870SH: 0 - 0