Lightning v. Canadiens – Bolts Go Back 2 Back

Montreal Canadiens v. Tampa Bay Lightning – Game 5
Tampa Leads Series 3-1

Game Recap:

Heading into Game 5, the Tampa Bay Lightning look to finish off the Montreal Canadiens in front of the home crowd. In the first period it would be penalty filled. Tampa would get two powerplay opportunities, but would not get any quality chances. Montreal would get an opportunity but the first half would be dominated by the Bolts, and the second half would be squandered by coincidental minors and a penalty to wipe out their powerplay chance. Carey Price would play spectacularly for the Habs stopping all 13 shots faced.

In the second period the Canadiens would begin to get their mojo going as they would get two early powerplays. While they wouldn’t score on them, they were able to start generating scoring chances, and start generating momentum in their favor. However, late in the period Ross Colton would redirect a David Savard pass to to give the Bolts the 1-0 lead. In the final minute of the period Ben Chiarot would get called for holding to give Tampa an abbreviated powerplay to start the third.

In the third period it would be very tightly played between both teams, but the Lightning would hold on to win the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive season with the 1-0 victory over the Canadiens.

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Montreal Canadiens:

Tyler Toffoli — Phillip Danault — Brendan Gallagher
Cole Caufield — Nick Suzuki — Josh Anderson
Paul Byron — Jake Evans — Artturi Lehkonen
Joel Armia — Eric Staal — Corey Perry

Ben Chiarot — Shea Weber
Joel Edmundson — Jeff Petry
Alexander Romanov — Brett Kulak

Carey Price
Jake Allen

Scratched: Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Cale Fleury, Jon Merrill, Lukas Vejdemo, Laurent Dauphin, Jesse Ylonen, Alex Belzile, Xavier Ouellet, Otto Leskinen, Michael Frolik, Erik Gustafsson, Tomas Tatar, Cayden Primeau, Charlie Lindgren, Michael McNiven

Injured: None

Tampa Bay Lightning:

Ondrej Palat — Brayden Point — Nikita Kucherov
Tyler Johnson — Anthony Cirelli — Steven Stamkos
Barclay Goodrow — Yanni Gourde — Blake Coleman
Pat Maroon — Ross Colton — Mathieu Joseph

Victor Hedman — Jan Rutta
Ryan McDonagh — Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev — David Savard

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Luke Schenn, Alex-Barre Boulet, Boris Katchouk, Taylor Raddysh, Gemel Smith, Mitchell Stephens, Daniel Walcott, Fredrik Claesson, Cal Foote, Ben Thomas, Christopher Gibson, Spencer Martin

Injured: Alex Killorn (undisclosed)

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First Period:

MON Penalty – 3:21 – Corey Perry 2 minutes for Hooking

TB Penalty – 7:19 – Jan Rutta 2 minutes for Cross Checking

MON Penalty – 8:15 – Corey Perry 2 minutes for Embellishment

TB Penalty – 8:15 – Erik Cernak 2 minutes for Interference

MON Penalty – 8:43 – Josh Anderson 2 minutes for Hooking

End of FirstMON – 0TB – 0
Faceoff Wins1110

Second Period:

TB Penalty – :39 – David Savard 2 minutes for Delay of Game

TB Penalty – 8:32 – Mikhail Sergachev 2 minutes for Tripping

TB Goal – 13:27 – Ross Colton (4) from David Savard (5) and Ryan McDonagh (8)

MON Penalty – 19:22 – Ben Chiarot 2 minutes for Holding

End of SecondMON – 0TB – 1
Faceoff Wins1916

Third Period:


End of ThirdMON – 0TB – 1
Faceoff Wins2830

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