30 December 2011
I'm not sure what I'm more surprised at:
That Montreal blew a 3-1 lead? Or the Lightning came back from being down 3-1 to win 4-3?
Recap after the jump...
The Lightning opened up this game with the first goal for Stamkos' 23rd of the season at 3:43 of the first period. He now leads the league in scoring.
Off of a Clark tripping penalty, Cammalleri scores a PPG to tie up the score.
In the second period, the Habs mount their offense. They get a goal from David Desharnais and then later by one-timer from Eric Cole for his 15th of the season.
Malone doesn't love PK Subban either
The Canadiens are now leading 3-1. The Lightning are playing like crap. Teddy Purcell may be soft and invisible.
But late in this period was JT Wyman's turning point of the night. Wyman let's a shot go that trickles through Price's pads, but when he kicks his leg in to squeeze the puck the puck squirts past the goal line.
The refs take some time to see if the goal will stand or if the refs blew the play dead. In these situations, it feels like I'm going to start saying typical Montreal when the refs say the goal won't count.
I begin debating whether JT Wyman is good looking...
HEYO. I'm thinking yes
BUT WAIT. THE GOAL COUNTS. EAT THAT MONTREAL.
Scoring his first goal as a Lightning, Wyman finally brings life to the team. Woo.
Sad face by Carey Price
Early in the 2nd period, Downie feeds the puck to Bergeron who tips the puck in to tie up the game.
Another goal review. This time to see if it was from a high stick. Goal on the ice stands, and it's a tie game.
Montreal fans are watching this game crumble in front of them.
Some solid goaltending by Garon in the 3rd.
At 8:37 of the third period, who seals it for the Lightning?
None other than your cappy, Lecavalier. Assist from Wyman and Moore on that goal.
Lightning win 4-3.
So the Lightning found a way to win that game. What a comeback, all started by that goal from Wyman. And no inuries for tonight.
Low stat of the night: the Canadiens outshot the Lightning in every period and 34-22 overall.
Quote from Boucher:
“It’s a good thing,” Boucher said of the come-from-behind win. “But at the same time, we’re number one in the league for comebacks, which is a testament to the players’ character. But you’d like to be in a position to be in the lead once and a while before the third period. But hey, it’s extremely positive and we got nine points out of the last 12 points possible in the last six games. We’ve stepped it up and that’s also been done without some key guys.”
You what else creates character? Scars on your face
Here's video of Wyman post-game:
You are welcome ladies