Canadiens-Lightning: Habs Close in on Futility Record

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Canadiens-Lightning: Habs Close in on Futility Record
http://bp2.blogger.com/_QNa-d3ip3_k/R1_f4cuI9DI/AAAAAAAABZs/ncBLn7E_d64/s200/lightning2.jpgThe Montreal Canadiens suffered their sixth home loss in a row on Tuesday night, falling 3-2 via shootout to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

A seventh straight defeat on Saturday would tie a franchise record that dates back to 1935.

After the Habs took a 1-0 lead on Alex Kovalev's 13th goal of the season, Vincent Lecavalier and Andre Roy put Tampa ahead 2-1.

Tomas Plekanec managed to tie the at 2-2 with just over five minutes to play, but the Lightning ultimately triumphed in the shootout when Brad Richards laced a shot over Carey Price's right shoulder.

Marc Denis was in net for Tampa, and blocked a Saku Koivu attempt to win his first game of the season.

If the Canadiens have any pride left, they'll play a desperate game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday to avoid making the wrong kind of history.

(Picture: Canadian Press)

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