With a 3-2 OT win against Tampa Bay last Monday at home, the Canadiens kept the Stanley Cup Champion dream alive. At least until the next game. In the game 4, Montréal had a difficult win at home and will have to win the following three games to have the NHL title.
The Lightning led the series by 3-1, and despite losing last game, still has other three chances to win only one more game and became the Champion again, just like last year, when they have a 4-2 win facing Dallas Stars.
In the last game, Josh Anderson scored twice for the win, and Alexander Romanov completed for Montréal. Barclay Goodrow and Pat Marron scored for Tampa. This was the first series win for the Canadiens, while Tampa won two games at home and another one away.
See all the Stanley Cup Finals results below
Game 1 – Tampa Bay 5-1 Montréal
Game 2 – Tampa Bay 3-1 Montréal
Game 3 – Montréal 3-6 Tampa Bay
Game 4 – Montréal 3-2 Tampa Bay
While Tampa has scored 16 goals in the four games, the Montréal Canadiens scored just 8. It explains and shows the offensive power of Tampa. Just like we wrote last week, The Lightning has the best offense and defense from the playoffs, duo to other semifinalists in the NHL.
From the Lightning, the players who scored more goals are Nikita Kucherov, with three goals, and Blake Coleman and Tyler Johnson, both with two. About assists, Point, Palat, and Goodrow have three.
On the other hand, Montréal the Canadiens has the worst offense duo the others three teams which played in the semifinals. And in the last Final game won, the team repeated what happens more times in the offseason win. Now, from 13 playoffs-win, nine of them were just by a different goal.
The players with more scored goals are Josh Anderson and Nick Suzuki, both with two. In the other scouts, Caufield has three assists, followed by Weber, with two.