Stamkos scored 1 in the 1st, and 2 in the 2nd, including the team's 6th power play goal of the season. The Tampa Bay forward took 12 shots on the night, and tied Martin St. Louis for the franchise record in hat tricks with 8. Hedman reached 4 points with 1 goal and 3 assists, and scored in his third consecutive game.
Brendan Gallagher scored the only goal of the night for Montreal, who is now 3-1-0 on the season, going 3-1 on the season-opening road trip. The Canadiens continued to struggle on the power play, going 0-for-4 on the night, and now 0-for-14 on the season with the man advantage. After Montreal cut their deficit to 2-1, the Lightning would respond with 5 unanswered goals to shut down the Canadiens.
Ryan Callahan and Ondrej Palat each scored in the 3rd, just 17 seconds apart. The Lightning out-shot the Canadiens 18-1 in the 3rd, and 41-17 for the game. The Lightning ran their record to 3-2-0 on the season, and will host the New Jersey Devils tonight. Meanwhile, the Canadiens will enjoy 3 days off, before hosting the Boston Bruins Thursday night on NHL Network.