Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Brian Gionta scored the game-winning goal
with 46.4 seconds left to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over
the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.
Yannick Weber's shot from the left circle was wide, but bounced off the boards
and right to Gionta in front of the net. Gionta was hit from behind by a Tampa
Bay defender, but still managed to get the disc into the back of the net.
Gionta finished with two goals and Alex Galchenyuk also tallied for the
Canadiens, who hold a two-point edge over the Boston Bruins atop the Northeast
Division standings. Carey Price made 32 saves in the win.
Richard Panik and Vincent Lecavalier scored one goal apiece for the Lightning,
losers in five straight. Ben Bishop made 32 saves, but allowed all three
Montreal goals in the setback.
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