Montreal Canadiens winger Rene Bourque had a lackluster regular season, scoring just nine goals in 63 games, but Bourque made Habs fans forget about his lack of production with his prettiest goal of the season in Game 2 of the first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
With Montreal leading 1-0 in the second period of Friday night’s game, Bourque sped through the neutral zone, splitting Tampa Bay defensemen Sami Salo and Eric Brewer in the process. The big forward gave himself a clear path to the net, and he was able to poke the puck past a diving Anders Lindback with ease to double the Canadiens’ lead midway through the middle frame.
The goal was Bourque’s first in 10 games, dating back to March 10. He also added another in the third period to lift the Canadiens over the Lightning 4-1 and take a 2-0 series lead.
Check out Bourque’s beauty in the video below.