Hagel has hat trick, Lightning beat Canadiens 5-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Hagel experienced his next NHL hat trick, Steven Stamkos achieved the 30-aim mark for the eighth time and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied in the third period to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 on Saturday night.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Hagel had his second NHL hat trick, Steven Stamkos reached the 30-goal mark for the eighth time and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied in the 3rd period of time to conquer the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 on Saturday evening.

Stamkos tied it 3-3 at 3:14 of the third with a electricity-enjoy just one-timer. Hagel put the Lightning forward to stay at 5:58 with his 2nd of the recreation when his deflection of Mikhail Sergachev’s shot went previous Samuel Montembeault.

Hagel, playing his 200th NHL activity, finished his hat trick by hitting the empty web with 43.6 seconds remaining.

Victor Hedman also scored for Tampa Bay, which was coming off back-to-again highway wins versus the New Jersey Devils. Brian Elliott completed with 18 saves.

Mike Hoffman, Denis Gurianov and Jesse Ylonen scored, Nick Suzuki had two helps, and Montembeault designed 36 saves for the Canadiens. They ended up coming off a 9-5 street decline to the Florida Panthers on Thursday in which they authorized seven targets in the first interval.

The Canadiens opened the scoring 5:12 into the video game when Hoffman took Suzuki’s move from the correct boards and snapped a shot from the slot earlier Elliott. The Lightning received even at 11:31 when Hedman’s wrister from concerning the circles beat Montembeault.

Tampa Bay went ahead 2-1 at 4:50 of the 2nd time period when Hagel took the rebound of Nikita Kucherov’s shot off the end boards and conquer Montembeault from the right circle. But Montreal acquired even 1:29 later on when Gurianov defeat Elliott on a a single-timer from the reduced suitable circle, then went in advance 3-2 when Hoffman established up Ylonen’s electricity-participate in purpose.

Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin dressed for the activity but did not see the ice immediately after lacking a workforce conference Friday.

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Canadiens: Host Tampa Bay on Tuesday night time.

Lightning: Host New Jersey on Sunday night.

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John Kreiser, The Associated Push