Canadiens defeat Lightning in OT in Game 4 of Cup Final, extend series


MONTREAL — Josh Anderson scored his second goal of the game at 3:57 of overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens extended the Stanley Cup Final with a 3-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 at Bell Centre on Monday.

Anderson won it when he tapped in the rebound of Cole Caufield‘s attempt from the top of the crease.

The Canadiens killed a double minor spanning the end of the third period and start of overtime after defenseman Shea Weber was called for high-sticking Lightning forward Ondrej Palat at 18:59 of the third.

Carey Price made 32 saves for the Canadiens, who are 6-1 in overtime in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 18 saves for the Lightning, including a pad save on Nick Suzuki‘s shot at 1:58 of overtime on a shorthanded opportunity.

Game 5 is at Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

Pat Maroon scored from the slot off a pass from Mathieu Joseph on the rush to tie the game 2-2 at 13:48 of the third period.

Alexander Romanov put Montreal up 2-1 with his first NHL playoff goal at 8:48 of the third. He scored on a wrist shot from the right point in his first game since June 14, Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals against the Vegas Golden Knights; he had been a healthy scratch in all but two postseason games.

Anderson scored to give the Canadiens a 1-0 lead at 15:39 of the first period. He one-timed a backhand feed from below the goal line by Nick Suzuki, who took Cole Caufield’s return pass on the left side and held on to the puck to get past Lightning defenseman David Savard.

It was the first lead for Montreal in the series.

Barclay Goodrow tied it 1-1 at 17:20 of the second period.

After cutting off Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry‘s clearing attempt just inside the blue line, Ryan McDonagh pinched and was beside Price when the goalie kicked out a rebound of Blake Coleman‘s shot. McDonagh backhanded a pass to the slot for Goodrow, who drove in alone to score into a wide-open net before Price could recover.

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