ESPN's Bottom Line Widget

Thursday, April 18, 2013



TBL:   R. Panik (PPG, 17:36 - 2nd) , V. Lecavalier (05:07 - 3rd)
MTL:   A. Galchenyuk (04:04 - 2nd) , B. Gionta (15:05 - 2nd) , B. Gionta (PPG, 19:13 - 3rd)

TBL: B. Bishop (L)
 MTL: C. Price (W)

            Earlier tonight in Montreal, the Habs took on the Lightning in a attempt to snap their 3 game losing skid (where they were out-scored 18-7). Price was back between the pipes looking to give up less 4 or 5 goals for the first time since getting new pads. There was no score in the first and the shots were 10-10. The highlight of the first was Martin St.Louis's breakaway attempt on Price. He went from right to left and was robbed by the right pad of Price. 4 minutes into the second, Drewiskes shot went wide, Gallagher threw it back in front to Galchenyuk and he scored to make it 1-0 Montreal.

          10 minutes later, Pacioretty played the puck to Plekanec and his shot was deflected by Gionta and in to make it 2-0. 2 minutes later with the Bolts on a powerplay, Panik scored to cut the lead to 1. The shots in the second were 13-10 Montreal. 5 minutes into the third, Pouliots shot was deflected off a Hab player right to Leacavalier in front and he scored to tie the game. With under a minute to play in the game, the Habs were on a powerplay. Webers shot went wide and bounced back in front for Gionta and he scored his second of the night to make it 3-2. That would be the final as Montreal snaps their losing streak.

         In the win, Price was outstanding, making 32 saves, the Price is definitely right. In the loss, Bishop made 32 saves. "It was a big win,"Price said. "Things havn't been going well lately but we found a way to get out of it."

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

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