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Tampa gets 4 PP goals, goes home up 2-0

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) skates past as Tampa Bay Lightning players, from left, Anton Stralman, Steven Stamkos, Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov and Tyler Johnson celebrate their fifth goal during third period of Game 2 NHL second round playoff hockey action Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL (AP) Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos ended his scoring drought and the Lightning's power-play came to life with four goals - at the expense of the reeling Montreal Canadiens.

Stamkos scored his first goal of the playoffs and Tampa Bay beat Montreal 6-2 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

"I don't know if it was more relief that he scored or the power play scored, so it was kind of the whole compilation of Alka Seltzer," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.

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Plus/Minus
Rank Player +/-
1t N. Kucherov, TB38
1t M. Pacioretty, Mon38
3 T. Johnson, TB33
4 O. Palat, TB31
5 J. Toews, Chi30
6 R. Nash, NYR29
7t J. Garrison, TB27
7t V. Tarasenko, StL27
9t D. Stepan, NYR26
9t B. Wheeler, Wpg26
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Wins
Rank Player W
1 C. Price, Mon44
2t B. Holtby, Was41
2t P. Rinne, Nsh41
4 B. Bishop, TB40
5 J. Halak, NYI38
6t D. Dubnyk, Min36
6t J. Quick, LA36
8 F. Andersen, Anh35
9t M. Fleury, Pit34
9t K. Lehtonen, Dal34
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