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Batum put Portland in front 74-73

  • October 23, 2018 5:50 AM +05

    MONTREAL - After failing to win in the first two games on home ice, the Tampa Bay Lightning will try to dig themselves out of a hole on the road. Alex Bregman Jersey . Up 2-0 on the Lightning in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the Montreal Canadiens have a chance to take a series stranglehold as they take to their home ice tonight in Game 3 at the Bell Centre. You can listen to the game live at 7pm et/4pm pt on TSN 690 Montreal, TSN 1050 Toronto, TSN 1200 Ottawa, TSN 1290 Winnipeg and TEAM 1040 Vancouver. Montreal claimed Game 1 at Tampa in overtime on Wednesday, earning a 5-4 victory after Dale Weises OT tally. Fridays win, however, came much easier for the Canadiens, who notched a 4-1 decision to carry a 2-0 lead in the series back to Montreal. Rene Bourque scored twice for the Habs in Game 2 and Carey Price stopped 26-of-27 shots to anchor the Canadiens in the comfortable victory. David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored while P.K. Subban supplied two assists to the winning effort. Despite holding a 2-0 lead before entering a home stretch in Games 3 and 4, Bourque warned against overconfidence. "Thats probably going to be their biggest game of the series," said Bourque of tonights battle. "Theyre going to come out hard and were going to have to match their intensity." Lightning head coach Jon Cooper suggested the series is far from over, telling TSN, "Im sure theyve never had a 2-0 lead on the road and come back (home) and blown it". Cooper was referencing both 2006 and 2011, where Montreal took 2-0 road leads but ended up losing the series. Fridays three-goal margin of victory was rare for a meeting between the Habs and Bolts. Including Game 1 of the playoffs, the clubs have gone past regulation in four of six encounters since the start of the 2013-14 regular season. Teddy Purcell scored the lone goal for Tampa in the Game 2 loss, while starting goaltender Anders Lindback was pulled midway through the third period after allowing three goals on 23 shots. Kristers Gudlevskis stopped 2-of-3 shots the rest of the way. "You focus on Game 3. Thats all you can control," said Lightning forward Ryan Callahan after the clubs poor start at home. "These two are behind us. You go win Game 3, its a brand-new series. ... The odds are against us but we have to go in there and show our character." Tampa Bay has fared well in Montreal this season, posting a pair of close wins at the Bell Centre in 2013-14. The Bolts earned a 2-1 shootout win on Nov. 12 and won by the same score in overtime on Feb. 1. All told, Montreal was 23-13-5 as the home team during the regular season, while the Lightning were 21-17-3 on the road. Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday at the Bell Centre. With No. 1 goaltender Ben Bishop still out with an upper-body injury, Anders Lindback will start again in Game 3. Gudlevskis made his first NHL start late in the regular season and the 21- year-old Latvian entered his first playoff game on Friday. However, the young goaltender is no stranger to performing at a high level on the big stage, as Gudlevskis showed when he came up with 55 saves in Latvias 2-1 loss to Team Canada in the quarterfinals of Februarys Sochi Olympics. Tampa Bay could get rookie forward Ondrej Palat back in the lineup Sunday after he missed Game 2 with an upper-body injury. The Calder Trophy candidate expects to be a game-time decision for tonights contest. This is the second time the Canadiens and Lightning are meeting in the postseason, with the Tampa sweeping Montreal in four games in the Eastern Conference semifinals during its 2004 Stanley Cup championship season. Canadiens Game 3 lines vs. LightningForwards Pacioretty - Desharnais - VanekPrust - Plekanec - GallagherBourque - Eller - GiontaBournival - Briere - Weise DefenceMarkov - EmelinGorges - SubbanBouillon - Weaver GoaliesPriceBudaj Lightning lines for Game 3 vs. CanadiensForwardsKillorn - Johnson - StamkosPurcell - Filppula - Callahan Palat - Thomson - PanikBrown - Paquette - Kucherov DefenceHedman - Salo Carle - Gudas Brewer - Kostka GoaliesLindbackGudlevskis Carlos Lee Jersey . The Calgary Stampeders announced both moves on Wednesday. Parker played 17 regular season games with the Stampeders in 2013, setting career-highs in catches (21) and yards (217). Evan Gattis Jersey . He also had some help Monday night.Hibbert scored a season-high 29 points to help Indiana beat the Utah Jazz 97-86 Monday night, ending the Pacers six-game losing streak. PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard had 32 points and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-97 on Sunday night. Thomas Robinson had 14 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for Portland, which won its second straight after a three-game slump. Kevin Love scored 31 for Minnesota, which had won three in a row. It was Loves franchise-best fifth straight game with 30 or more points. The Blazers played without All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who missed his third straight game with a groin injury. After trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, Nicolas Batums fast-break layup gave Portland an 84-80 lead going into the fourth quarter. After Robinsons basket, Victor Claver dunked to extend the lead to 88-80. It was more of the same as the Blazers continued to attack. Robinson, who sparked the second-half comeback, blocked Corey Brewers shot on one end, Claver grabbed the rebound and Will Barton broke free for a dunk that gave Portland a 92-83 lead. Lillards 3-pointer made it 105-91 with 4:14 left, and Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman took Love out with 3:36 to go. The Timberwolves were coming off a 121-104 victory at Utah on Saturday night. Love led the way with 37 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double. Love presented a significant matchup problem for the Blazers with Aldridge sidelined by a left groin strain. Aldridge, who averages a team-high 23.9 points and 11.4 rebounds, is expected to be re-evaluated in the next few days. Aldridge wasnnt the only Blazer hurting: The team was also without forward Joel Freeland because of a right knee sprain and centre Meyers Leonard because of a left ankle sprain. Hector Rondon Jersey. Love finished with 10 rebounds. The Timberwolves continued to miss centre Nikola Pekovic because of a sore right ankle and Kevin Martin because of a fractured bone in his left thumb. Love got off to a fast start with seven points as the Timberwolves built an early 18-9 lead. By the end of the opening quarter, Love had 13. Minnesota extended the lead to 43-28 early in the second quarter on Shabazz Muhammads short jumper. The Timberwolves stretched the lead to 52-34 after a short jumper and a pair of free throws from J.J. Barea. Portland then got back into the game with an 18-8 run capped by Robinsons two layups and Nicolas Batums 3-pointer, closing the gap to 60-52 at the half. A pair of 3-pointers from Lillard and Batum put Portland in front 74-73. It was short-lived and Love drained a 3 to give Minnesota an 80-76 lead before the Blazers furious fourth-quarter surge. Portland was coming off a 102-94 victory over the Jazz on Friday night. Lillard had 28 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter. NOTES: Love is from Lake Oswego, just outside of Portland. ... Adelman coached the Blazers from 1989-94, guiding the team to two Western Conference titles. ... Love has at least 25 points and 10 rebounds in 10 straight games, the longest run of 25-10 games since Shaquille ONeal had 13 in a row in 2001. ... Love has an NBA-high 47 double-doubles. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '