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E-mail TAMPA Fredrik Claesson Jersey Womens , Fla. (AP) for Tampa Bays career shutout record.Vasilevskiy made 20 saves and Nikita Kucherov scored during Tampa Bays three-goal third period, leading the Lightning to a 3-0 victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.The 24-year-old Vasilevskiy posted his second consecutive shutout and No. 18 for his career, moving ahead of three-time Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop for most in franchise history. Bishop was the starting goaltender for Tampa Bay when Vasilevskiy joined the team.Bish is an unbelievable goaltender and Im very proud to be No. 1 now in shutouts, said Vasilevskiy, who is tied with Marc-Andre Fleury for the NHL lead with six shutouts this season.Tampa Bay went ahead to stay with two goals 1:25 apart in the third. Kucherov got his 27th of the season at 2:16 and then forced a turnover that led to Yanni Gourdes 16th at 3:41.Tyler Johnson capped the scoring at 16:46, helping the Lightning improve to 7-0-2 in the past nine games.Carey Price had 34 saves for Montreal, which dropped its third consecutive game.I thought we played a very good game up until (the third period) Dylan DeMelo Jersey Womens , Price said. We laid an absolute egg in the third period. Its a frustrating result.After two periods without a goal, Tampa Bay took advantage of a power-play opportunity when Steven Stamkos fed Kucherov for a one-timer from the left circle for his fourth consecutive game with a goal.Kucherov then knocked down a cross-ice pass attempt from Jonathan Drouin, leading to Gourde skating in alone for a wrist shot into the top far corner.We cracked in the third, Montreal coach Claude Julien said. I thought we played a good 40 minutes. In the third period, I thought a weak call on (Philip) Danault in a 0-0 hockey game and it ends up giving them their first goal. Second goal, Drouin not moving his feet and forcing a pass were trying to get a change and it ends up in our net. So we cracked.Every coach is going to tell you we need to learn from that. We do need to learn from that. We need to be better in those situations.Tampa Bay limited Montreal to just four shots on goal in the third period, helping Vasilevskiy extend his shutout streak to 125 minutes Gabriel Gagne Jersey Womens , 49 seconds.Hes just so competitive, he wants to make every single save and the past two games he has, Stamkos said.NOTES: Tampa Bay improved to 8-0-2 in the past 10 games against Montreal. Tampa Bay D Erik Cernak returned to the lineup up after missing two games with a lower-body injury. Montreal C Paul Byron missed his fifth consecutive game with an arm injury. Kucherov recorded his 50th career power-play goal, moving past Brad Richards for fourth-most in franchise history. Montreal was shut out for the fourth time this season. Gourde has six goals in nine career games against the Canadiens.UP NEXTLightning: At Columbus on Monday.Canadiens: At Florida on Sunday. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Predators forward Austin Watson, who began this season on suspension, has been suspended again as part of the NHLs substance abuse program.The NHL and NHL Players Association announced Tuesday that Watson had been placed in Stage Two of the leagues substance abuse and behavioral health program for treatment related exclusively to his ongoing issues with alcohol abuse.That means Watson James Van Riemsdyk Jersey Womens , who wont be paid during this suspension, cannot return until program administrators clear him to return.The Predators said in a statement that they are saddened and disappointed for Watson and his family.We are grateful for the NHL and NHLPAs program and will cooperate in any way necessary as we continue to support Austin and his family as they go through this difficult time, according to the team statement. Because of the personal nature of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program and our exclusive focus on Austin and his familys well-being, there will be no further comment on this matter.Watson already had served a suspension for the first 18 games of the season after pleading no contest to a domestic assault charge in July. His girlfriend, Jenn Guardino, issued a statement in October taking blame for the incident in the parking lot of a gas station, saying she had struggled with alcoholism for years and was involved in AA.The Predators forward shared Jan. 11 in an Instagram post that hed been dealing with anxiety Matt Cullen Jersey Womens , depression and alcoholism since the age of 18. He said that he was currently sober and committed to a healthy lifestyle.Watson currently has seven goals and 13 points in 34 games with Nashville, which is second in the Central Division.



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