Montreal won Game 1 despite an off night by its goaltender, who vowed the Canadiens would play better defensively after allowing four goals Wednesday night.
Tampa Bay failed to even get a shot off during a power-play opportunity in the second, and Price made a couple of pad saves and got some help from the post during a sequence that afforded the Lightning a chance to get back in the game.
"We knew he's a great goalie. ... I don't think we got enough shots on net," said Stamkos, who had a team-leading four shots after scoring two goals in the opener. "We have to get a lot of scoring chances, a lot of shots, if we want to beat this guy."
NOTES: Lightning rookie LW Ondrej Palat did not play after leaving Game 1 with an upper-body injury. Bishop's status for the remainder of the series with a left elbow injury is uncertain, although Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper has said the goaltender is not expected to be ready to return any time soon. ... The Canadiens failed to take advantage of a four-minute high-sticking penalty on Stamkos in the first period. They spent half that time skating 4-on-4 after drawing a penalty less than a minute into the power play for having too many men on the ice.
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