Montreal-Tampa Bay: Scott Gomez Leads Streaking Habs Over Lightning, 5-3

March 10th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »

Don't look now, but your Montreal Canadiens are on a mighty three-game winning streak! Not that a three-game streak is the end of the world or anything. What is more important than the wins is the manner in which they were won.

Don't be fooled by the 5-3 final score or the 31-28 shot advantage that Tampa enjoyed, because the game wasn't that close.

In fact, the game wasn't close at all, as the Canadiens simply dismantled the usually tough-for-the-Habs -to-play-against Lightning.

With homeboys Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, and Alex Tanguay in town, things are usually difficult for the Habs as those guys tend to play the role of giant-killer against the Habs .

Not last night, however, as Montreal dominated Tampa in every aspect of the game from the opening faceoff .

The Habs got on the board early as Glen Metropolit fired in a brilliant Scott Gomez pass on the powerplay to make it 1-0.

Gomez was again in on the action, scoring an unassisted goal as he walked in alone off the half boards, to make it 2-0. After that, the floodgates opened up.

The Habs got a ...

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