Canadiens return home with comfy 2-0 series lead against Tampa Bay

Habs beat Lightning 4-1 in game two

Rene Bourque scored twice as the Montreal Canadiens downed the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 to take a two-game lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.

David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens while P.K. Subban chipped in with two assists.

Teddy Purcell scored a power-play goal for Tampa Bay, spoiling Carey Price's shutout bid at 18:01 of the third period.

Price made 26 saves, while Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback stopped 20 shots.

Desharnais opened the scoring for Montreal at 2:34 of the second period on the power play, and Bourque added his first of the game eight minutes later.

Gallagher gave the Canadiens a 3-0 advantage with his goal halfway through the third. Bourque scored his second of the night on a wraparound at 14:39.

Game three is scheduled for Sunday in Montreal.


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