Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) and Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone (12) charge toward the puck during the second period on Saturday in Tampa, Fla. (Brian Blanco/Associated Press)
Down 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning after the second period, the East-leading Canadiens stormed back with goals from Brian Gionta and Alexei Emelin in the third to tie the game and then took the lead they wouldn't look back from after a goal from Brendan Gallagher.
Whatever Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien told his team during the second intermission on Saturday night, it seemed to work.
Down 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning after the second period, the East-leading Canadiens stormed back with goals from Brian Gionta and Alexei Emelin in the third to tie the game.
But they weren't done there.
Habs forward Brendan Gallagher completed Montreal's comeback when he scored his seventh of the season at the 12:03 mark, giving his squad a lead they wouldn't look back from and helping the team preserve their top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 4-3 win.
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