TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Tampa Bay Lightning did not clinch a back-to-back championship Monday night on the road in Canada.
The Bolts, holding onto a 3-0 series lead, faced the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 Monday in Montreal, but lost 3-2 in overtime, forcing a Game 5 in Tampa on Wednesday.
Live game updates:
Overtime: Canadiens win 3-2.
17:33 remaining in OT — The Lightning have 33 seconds remaining in the power play and, although they have not scored on it, they have had plenty of chances
The Third Period: 2-2
1:01 remaining in the period — Shea Weber is penalized for high sticking. He hits Ondrej Palat in the face drawing blood. He will sit in the penalty box for four minutes
6:12 remaining in the period — Mathieu Joseph, who is skating tonight in place of the injured Alex Killorn, passes the puck to Pat Maroon and he ties the game
11:12 remaining in the period — Alexander Romanov puts the puck in the net simultaneously putting his team ahead in this game
2-1 Montreal Canadiens
12:18 remaining in the period — Yanni Gourde is pushed from behind at the net and, as you would expect from him, he responds with some pushing and shoving. Consequently, three Lightning players and three Canadiens players are sitting in the penalty box.
The Second Period: 1-1
2:40 remaining in the period — Barclay Goodrow ties the game.
4:02 remaining in the period — a shot by Victor Hedman hits Brayden Point
5:32 remaining in the period — the Lightning have their second power play of the second period after Armia is called for tripping Mathieu Joseph
7:18 remaining in the period — Blake Coleman and Joel Armia are involved in a brief scuffle.
10:17 remaining in the period — the Lightning have their first power play of the second period.
14:10 remaining in the period — Brayden Point is sent to the penalty box for high sticking giving the Canadiens their first power play of the game.
The First Period: 1-0 Montreal Canadiens
2:01 remaining in the period — the Lightning will have a four on three advantage for 34 seconds.
3:27 remaining in the period — the teams will play four on four for the next two minutes.
4:21 remaining in the period — Josh Anderson of the the Canadiens scores the first goal of the game.
1-0 Montreal Canadiens
15:44 remaining in the period — the Lightning have five shots on goal while the Canadiens have zero shots on goal
Alex Killorn will not play for the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4. Mathieu Joseph will be in the lineup instead.
Puck drop for Game 4 is expected soon in Montreal. You can watch the game on WFLA.
A win on Monday night would secure the championship for the Bolts for the second year in a row. Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup last year in a six-game series against the Dallas Stars.
According to the Associated Press, the Lightning would be just the second team to win consecutive titles in the NHL since the league’s salary-cap era started in 2005. The first team to accomplish back-to-back championships was the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016 and 2017.
If the Lightning win Monday in Game 4, it would also mark the first Stanley Cup Final sweep since 1998 – and the 21st overall sweep in final history, according to the AP.
Game 4 is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on WFLA News Channel 8.
This story will have live updates throughout Game 4.