TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Vincent Lecavalier had a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, Steven Stamkos got his 23rd of the season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Thursday night.
Lecavalier gave Tampa Bay, which trailed 3-2 after two periods, the 4-3 advantage on a rebound goal at 8:37.
Tampa Bay also got goals from JT Wyman and Marc-Andre Bergeron. The Lightning have won four of six.
Michael Cammalleri, David Desharnais and Erik Cole scored for the Canadiens, who have lost six of seven. Rookie defenseman Raphael Diaz had two assists, giving him five in the past two games.
Bergeron got the Lightning even at 3 at 2:32 of the third when his shot from the blue line eluded goalie Carey Price. The defenseman's first goal in 21 games was upheld after a video review was inconclusive in determining if the shot was deflected into the net by a high stick.
Montreal went up 2-1 on Desharnais' goal from the right circle at 5:01 of the second.