The Canadiens are coming home with a 2-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series. The Canadiens defeated the Lightning 4-1 Friday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum as Carey Price made 26 saves. He missed his fourth career playoff shutout when Teddy Purcell scored a power-play goal with 1:59 remaining in the third period. Rene Bourque scored twice and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher each had one for Montreal.

End of the drought: Desharnais tipped P.K. Subban’s shot from the blue line to open the scoring with a power-play goal at 2:34 of the second period. The goal, which came only six seconds after Richard Panik went off for hooking, was Montreal’s first power-play goal in 10 games. The team was 0-for-27 before the goal. The Canadiens finished the night 1-for-4 on the power play while the Lightning was 1-for-2.

On his own: A strong individual effort by Bourque put the Canadiens ahead 2-0 at 10:35 of the second period. Bourque took a pass from Thomas Vanek at centre ice and muscled his way past Sami Salo before pushing the puck past Anders Lindback with one hand.

Lindback pulled: Lindback’s night ended at 11:46 of the third period after Gallagher’s goal. His first shot was blocked but he stayed with it and scored on his second try. Lindback, who gave up three goals on 23 shots, was replaced by Latvian Olympian Kristers Gudlevskis. The rookie gave up Bourque’s second goal. He made the initial stop on Bourque, who picked up the rebound, skated behind the net and scored on a wraparound.