With a delayed penalty signaled against Tampa Bay, Perezhogin
deflected Mike Komisarek's point shot past goalie Johan Holmqvist
to give Montreal its second win in two nights after four straight
Saku Koivu scored his second goal in three exhibition games
midway through the third period to tie it at 3. Koivu, who
sustained a serious injury to his left eye during the playoffs,
drew Montreal even for the third time at 9:56. The goal came
moments after Ryan Craig netted Tampa Bay's third power-play tally.
Holmqvist stopped 37 shots for the Lightning (2-1-1). Montreal's
Cristobal Huet made 27 saves.
Lightning forward Rob DiMaio left with a concussion and didn't
return after he was slammed heavily into the boards by Montreal
rookie Guillaume Latendresse early in the first.
Latendresse, a 19-year-old player who had three goals and an
assist in his four previous games, was given a major penalty for
boarding and was ejected 2:06 in.
That disappointed the sellout crowd of 21,273 that was rooting
for the French-Canadian junior -- who had two goals and an assist in
the Canadiens' 7-3 win over Ottawa on Monday.