Montreal (AP) — Valtteri Filppula scored the only goal in the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning topped the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in a shootout on Tuesday in their first game without Steven Stamkos.
The Lightning were without Stamkos, their leading goal scorer, who broke his right leg after crashing into the net against the Bruins on Monday. Stamkos underwent surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss several weeks.
Ryan Malone scored in regulation for Tampa Bay (13-5-0), while Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots.
Daniel Briere scored for Montreal (9-8-2) and Carey Price made 44 saves.