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Canadiens beat Lightning 3-2 in OT, avoid Stanley Cup sweep

Photo: Taylor Friehl
Photo: Taylor Friehl

MONTREAL (AP) — Josh Anderson scored his second goal 3:57 into overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens avoided elimination by defeating the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Pat Maroon and Barclay Goodrow scored for the Lightning who are attempting to become the NHL’s second team to win consecutive titles in the NHL's salary-cap era.

The series shifts to Tampa Bay for Game 5 on Wednesday night.

Danielle Prieur covers education in Central Florida.