The Tampa Bay Lightning (16-5-4) defeated the Montreal Canadiens (6-18-3) 3-2 on Tuesday night in Montreal. They scored two goals in the final 2:09 to rally for the win.
The Lightning scored first, when Pat Maroon got an unassisted goal midway through the first period. The Canadiens took the lead with a two-goal second period, and it appeared that would be enough for Montreal to come away with the win.
However, the Lightning came alive late. With 2:09 to go, Corey Perry scored to tie the game 2-2. Then with 38 seconds left, Ondrej Palat gave the Lightning a 3-2 lead with what would prove to be the game winning goal.
Andrei Vasilevskiy got the win in net, converting 21 saves on 23 shots.
The Lightning continue their Canadian road trip when they head to Toronto to play the Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Puck drop Thursday is scheduled for 7:00 PM - pregame coverage begins at 6:30 PM on News Radio WFLA.
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