Lightning strikes twice for Lecavalier against Habs
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Montreal is in familiar territory, having also lost the first two games of its opening-round series against Boston before coming back to win it in seven.
Just 10 seconds after the penalty to Souray, Lecavalier scored his first goal of the contest. Theodore made a great left pad save on
Modin then scored his fourth of the playoffs at the 8:33 mark for a 2-0 lead.
"They were trying to throw the body around a little more," said Tampa Bay's
Montreal dominated play for most of the second period, but Tampa Bay scored the only goal of the stanza as time was winding down.
"That goal really killed them," said Taylor. "Going down two with 2.4 seconds left really took the wind out of their sails."
Khabibulin kept the
Each team was 1-for-3 on the power play.
St. Louis has four assists in the series. Koivu has a league-best 11 points in the playoffs.