Friday, March 27, 2009

Montreal 3 Tampa Bay 2

Habs players celebrate Alex Kovalev's first-period goal against the Lightning Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Photograph by: John Kenney, The Gazette

Habs Edge Lightning 3-2 In OT -- The Montreal Gazette

The Tampa Bay Lightning came into the Bell Centre and looked like the team with the second-worst record in the NHL.

Except for goaltender Karri Ramo.

The 22-year-old Finn gave up a first-period goal to Alex Kovalev in the first period and a third-period wraparound to Guillaume Latendresse but he singlehandedly kept the Lightning in the game until they were able to rally in the third period of a game in which they were outplayed from start to almost finish.

But his storybook heroics came to an abupt finish when Saku Koivu beat him on a backhander at 2:45 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 3-2 win.

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More News On The Montreal - Tampa Bay Hockey Game

Koivu's overtime goal gives Canadiens 3-2 win over Lightning -- Canadian Press
Canadiens leave it late -- National Post
Canadiens-Lightning: Montreal Defeats Tampa Bay: Karri Ramo Steals the Show? -- Bleacher Report
Captain crunch time --
Canadiens Conquer Bolts In Overtime -- Tampa Bay Online
Habs score critical victory -- Globe And Mail
Koivu's OT goal salvages win for Habs -- AP
Koivu's OT tally rescues Habs in narrow win against Bolts -- TSN
Captain Koivu to the rescue -- Globe And Mail
Habs hoping they've righted ship --

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