Nikita Kucherov took advantage of an error of Carey Price to score the goal of victory.
January 2, 2020 21h49
Lightning 2/Canada 1: CH cash’s fourth loss on
The Canadian Press
MONTREAL — The Canadian has continued to slide in his first outing in the new year, while montreal has posted a fourth loss in a row bowing 2-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Thursday at the Bell Centre.
The Habs managed to attack a trio after the other a few times during the second and third periods. It is, however, stumbled to the goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, who made 38 stops, including several difficult.
Vasilevskiy now displays a record of 10-0-2 in their last 12 outings in the face of the Canadian.
Anthony Cirelli and Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lightning (22-13-4), which won a fifth consecutive game this season.
Jeff Petry was the only scorer of the Canadian (18-17-6). Carey Price gave away two goals on 23 shots.
The Lightning has quickly launched the ball, opening the scoring after 42 seconds of play. Cirelli has shaken up the rope by deflecting a shot from the point by Erik Cernak.
Vasilevskiy has left its mark in the meeting for the first time after a little more than three minutes of the game, frustrating Lukas Vejdemo with the mitten on a return to launch.
Petry tied it at 5:48, moments after the end of a numerical advantage disastrous for the Habs. It has inherited from the drive in the top of the enclave and beat Vasilevskiy with a perfect shot.
On the sequence, Max Domi has scored a assists, collecting at least a point in an eighth consecutive game this season.
The Lightning regained the lead at 8:28, shortly after Tomas Tatar had missed the target after a beautiful exchange with Phillip Danault. This time, the visitors took advantage of a blunder by Price near its net and Kucherov was able to draw into an open cage.
Domi has got a golden opportunity to replicate before the end of the round, but he stumbled to Vasilevskiy after receiving a pass cross Artturi Lehkonen.
The Canadian has limited the opportunities of the Lightning in the second period and got some long presence in the enemy territory, without, however, find the back of the net.
Tatar knocked twice on the door early in the third period, but he was unable to outwit Vasilevskiy.
At the other end of the rink, Mikhail Sergachev has reached the top of the crossbar, which could be costly.
The Habs, however, has screwed up another opportunity in the digital advantage with less than eight minutes to go in the game and the Lightning has held up.
The Canadian will play its next game Saturday when it will host the Pittsburgh Penguins.