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Canadiens dominate Lightning to take 2-0 series lead

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:01 +0000

Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

Tampa Bay, FL, United States (4E Sports) - Rene Bourque had two goals to lead the Montreal Canadiens in beating the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-1 Friday for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

After a scoreless first period, defensive breakdowns by the Lightning in the second period left their goaltender Anders Lindback in tough situations.

That allowed David Desharnais to score and snap a 0-for-27 drought for the Canadiens power play dating to March 25.

Bourque then split two defenders and was alone when he put a shot past Lindback to make it 2-0 at 10:35 of the second.

Brendan Gallagher padded the lead with an unassisted goal from the right circle at 11:46 of the third against Lindback, who was consequently replaced.

Bourque scored his second goal at 14:29 of the third against Kristers Gudlevskis off an assist by Lars Eller as the Canadiens buried the Lightning, 4-0.

Teddy Purcell finally put the Lightning on the scoreboard with less than two minutes remaining with a wrist shot on a power play.

Defenseman P.K. Subban had two assists while Carey Price stopped 26 shots for the Canadiens.

The Lightning got 20 saves from Lindback and two from Gudlevskis.

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