One of the main reasons Montreal won Game 4 was Anderson’s play, who also opened the scoring in the first half with a magnificent goal in front of a perfect pass from teammate Nick Suzuki. It was the second time in the playoffs that Anderson had scored two goals in a game. In Anderson’s 2021 playoff games, the Canadiens are 3-0.
In addition, the Lightning offense was not fatal throughout Game 4. Forwards Barclay Goodrow and Pat Maroon entered the scoring column, although the Lightning outscored the Canadiens 34-21. Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, however, showed himself huge on several occasions as he stopped 32 shots in the evening. Perhaps the most important factor was that the Lightning got 0 for 5 on their power play opportunities in Game 4.
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