Apr 18, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Montreal Canadiens left wing Rene Bourque (17) celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period in game two of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Canadiens won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014: Rene Bourque give Canadiens early 1-0 lead (GIF)


The Montreal Canadiens are looking take a very commanding three game lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night and so far that plan is off to a great start. While the Habs are clearly controlling the series, there is hop in Tampa Bay that something can happen in Game 3 to give the Bolts a fighting chance.

But right off the bat in Game 3, Rene Bourque scored the first goal f the night off an assist from P.K. Subban to put the Habs up 1-0 and begin deflating the Lightning once again.

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Credit: Zombie Prophet

There’s still a chance that the Bolts can make something of this series, but Bourque alone has three goals through only two and thirds worth of playoff hockey and that’s not a winning strategy for Tampa Bay.

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