A game in late-October doesn’t necessarily prove anything, but it never hurts to beat a team you consider a legitimate contender.
The Montreal Canadiens continued their hot start to 2016-17 by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Thursday.
There were certain familiar ingredients, such as Carey Price looking very much like himself, stopping 30 out of 31 shots on goal. He’s now on a four-game winning streak and has only allowed six goals during that span.
Of course, even a Price-led team needs to score some goals, and it seems like a different star or two steps up each night.
While Max Pacioretty slapped the decisive goal home: