NHL Game Night: 1-7-12 Lightning at Canadiens

That's all?

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Mathieu Garon allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the loss.

First Period
TB Lecavalier (15), (Moore, Brewer), 3:24

Second Period
MTL Blunden (1), (Gill, Darche), 5:44
MTL Pacioretty (12), (Subban), 7:17

Third Period
MTL Cole (17), (Desharnais, Pacioretty)(PP), 19:43

Vincent Lecavalier was named the game's third star.

The Lightning knew this was a make-or-break road trip and after going 0-for-3 on this swing through Canada, it looks like the season may be broken. They're now 9 points out of 8th place, and while they have a ton of home games coming up, the fact is they need to be well above .500 on the road the rest of the way too to make up the gap. Getting swept on road trips through Ontario and Quebec is only going to guarantee a top-10 pick at the draft at this point.

New acquisition Brendan Mikkelson did not suit up for the Lightning.

Brett Connolly was +1 with 2 shots in 12:13 in his return from the Canadian junior team.

Pierre-Cedric Labrie had 1 hit in 3:41 in his NHL debut. Congratulation to Pierre-Cedric for making it to the show.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.