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Bourque's gorgeous goal undresses Lightning's defense in Canadiens' dominant Game 2 win over Tampa

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Bourque's gorgeous goal undresses Lightning's defense in Canadiens' dominant Game 2 win over Tampa

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Canadiens winger Rene Bourque hasn't had a great season, but scored a nifty goal against Tampa Bay in Game Two of their first-round playoff series against the Lightning.

Since arriving from Calgary in a trade two years ago, Rene Bourque hasn't lived up to expectations as a member of the Canadiens. But in Game Two of Montreal's first-round series against Tampa Bay, he scored a nifty little goal that stood up as the game-winner in the Habs' 4-1 win over the Lightning.

Halfway through the first period, Bourque split Tampa Bay's defense and delicately pushed the puck to the outside of netminder Anders Lindback for the Canadiens' second goal of the night. The 32-year-old winger – who added a second goal against Tampa late in the third period of Game Two – had just nine goals and 16 points in 63 games with Montreal this season, but he did have a pair of goals and three points in five post-season games with the Habs last year. He's matched that goal total in just two playoff games this year and if he can continue producing, star goalie Carey Price will have a lot more room to breathe.

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Bourque's gorgeous goal undresses Lightning's defense in Canadiens' dominant Game 2 win over Tampa