CFN – It was one of the worst starts in Carey Price’s career as the Habs were blown right out of the rink by Steve Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lighting Monday night 7-1.
It wasn’t the final score so much as the tale of the tape with Stamkos being allowed to record 12 shots on net and Tampa out shooting Montreal 41 -17.
Dustin Tokarski came in for Price but didn’t fare much better. Ben Bishop handled 16 of 17 shots in net for Tampa.
Tampa showed why many are considering them as being one of the teams that is expected to have long play off runs.
Montreal won the face off fight, but gave up 5 penalties. Lars Eller & Rene Bourque were -3 for the night. After winning 3 wins to start the season it was startling to see the team fumble so hard collectively and allow Stamkos all that ice. Victor Hedman had a monster night showing up PK Subban with a goal and 3 assists.
Craig Anderson notched his first shut out of the season as the Sens defeated Florida 1-0 bringing their record to 2-1 in the early days of the 2014/15 season.
The Leafs recorded their first win Sunday night with a 6-3 win over the injury plagued NY Rangers. The Leafs dominated the game; but more importantly Phil Kessel hit the boards with a goal and two assists on 3 shots.
James Reimer picked up the win although left the game with an injury.
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