Stephens put Tampa Bay in front at 4:56. After Killorn scored his second of the video game at 12:00, the Canadiens called a timeout and reacted off the faceoff when Chiarot lowered from the left indicate put in a rebound of Brendan Gallagher's shot.
Anthony Cirelli gained back the two-goal lead with a rebound 55 seconds into the third duration prior to Weal scored a power play objective with 1:28 left in the third.
"The 2nd duration actually harm us with the quantity of goals we gave," Montreal coach Claude Julien stated. "We provided the chances that they had and it was an uphill climb that was extremely tough in the 3rd. We tried to make a video game of it however the damage was carried out in the second."
Through 12 minutes, Tampa Bay routed by two objectives and hadn't even put a shot on web.
Montreal out-hustled Tampa Bay to every loose puck early and requiring the Lightning into turnovers. In the opening 12:24, Montreal scored twice and signed up 18 shots on goal before Tampa Bay even tested Price.
"The first duration we played the specific game we wished to," Montreal defenceman Jeff Petry stated. "We were skating, moving the puck, playing good defensively."
Kotkaniemi rounded off a broken play and snapped a wrist shot through the legs of Erik Cernak and beat Vasilevskiy up high on the very first shot of the video game at 2:08. Domi doubled the lead on a shot that was initially ruled no goal as play continued for 62 seconds before the horn stopped play for a review that identified the puck crossed the line.
Tyler Johnson signed up the first shot on objective for Tampa Bay at the 12:25 mark, and Killorn made it 2-1 with 59 seconds left in the period.
Stamkos tied it 1:34 into the 2nd duration when his initial shot hit the glass behind the web and caromed back out in front, where he was able to bat the puck out of the air He's the 3rd player in franchise history to reach 800 points, signing up with Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier.