Despite multiple posts, Lightning pull out the win anyway.
Maxime Lagace allowed four goals on 31 shots for the victory. He’s terrifying at times to watch, but did just enough tonight to get by.
10:46 MTL Vejdemo (1), (Pezzetta, Paquette)
11:38 TB Point (8), (Joseph, Hedman)
14:10 TB Point (9), (Killorn)
2:05 MTL Harvey-Pinard (1), (Niku, Schueneman)
8:11 TB Colton (3), (Stamkos, Perry)
6:11 MTL Clague (1), (Caufield, Poehling)
13:09 MTL Savard (1), (unassisted)
19:40 TB Perry (7), (Point, Stamkos)
0:36 TB Palat (10), (Hedman)
Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat, and Lagace were the game’s three stars.
As many times as the Lightning hit the post and the knob of Montambeault’s stick in this game they could’ve had a dozen goals. But, they let Montreal keep hanging around and almost paid the price. Fortunately, they didn’t have to, and I’m not complaining about any points you get with Lagace/Alnefelt forced into the NHL because of COVID.
Boris Katchouk was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 4 hits in 8:59. Almost pulled off a beauty of a spinorama.
Taylor Raddysh had 1 hit in 14:18.
Cal Foote was -3 with 5 hits in 10:13. He was terrible with his decision-making tonight. All that momentum he had going into the holiday break was gone for this game. Bad.
Sean Day was -1 with 2 hits in 6:42. Skating was smooth and seemed up to the NHL level. Passing was a tick off when moving the puck.
Ross Colton had a goal and was -1 with 5 shots, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 13:34. He was also 82% on 11 draws.
Gabriel Fortier was -1 with 4 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 3 hits in 7:39. Way too cavalier with the stick infractions.