NHL Game Night: 3-9-10 Lightning at Canadiens

Unless the Lightning play Atlanta 10 more times this season, things are looking grim.

TB-3
MTL-5

Antero Niittymaki allowed 4 goals on 13 shots for the loss before giving way to Mike Smith who allowed 1 goal on 15 shots the rest of the way. At least Smitty didn't get stuck with the back door loss.

First Period
MTL 2:50, Metropolit 15 (Gomez, Spacek)(PP)
MTL 12:02, Gomez 12 (unassisted)

Second Period
TB 3:47, Stamkos 41 (unassisted)(PP)
MTL 4:28, Pouliot 16 (Gomez)
MTL 7:33, Darche 4 (Metropolit, Markov)
TB 10:03, Walker 1 (Parrish, Veilleux)

Third Period
MTL 3:26, Darche 5 (Plekanec, Markov)
TB 18:53, St. Louis 24 (Stamkos, Foster)

Bolt Prospects alumni and former overage prospect graduate Mathieu Darche is vengeful against his ex mates. Cold blooded.

Paul Szczechura was -2 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 11:31. He was also 44% on draws.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.