NHL Game Night: 2-16-19 Canadiens at Lightning

Beacoup de chatons.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy turned aside all 20 shots he faced to set the Lightning franchise record for career shutouts in a Tampa Bay sweater. And he's still just a baby in goaltending years.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
2:16 TB Kucherov (27), (Stamkos, Palat)(PP)
3:41 TB Gourde (16), (Point, Kucherov)
16:46 TB Johnson (21), (Stamkos, Palat)

Vasilevskiy, Nikita Kucherov, and Yanni Gourde were the game's three stars.

How many times have we seen this? Montreal sells out to play a pretty tight forty minutes and looks like they're up to making it a challenge. Then the Lightning just blow them off the ice in the Third Period with their depth, and by the time the final buzzer sounds you realize the Lightning have almost doubled them in shots, won 60% of the draws, etc. etc. and it's a total squash.

Erik Cernak was +1 with 7 shots, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 17:48. As the stat line suggests, he was excellent tonight.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.