Michael Cammalleri provided the winning goal in the shootout to give the Canadiens a gritty 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night at the Bell Centre.

Tampa Bay goaltender Dwayne Roloson stayed in the game despite being shaken up when a Scott Gomez shot hit him in the mask at the 42-second mark of the overtime.

Brian Gionta provided the Canadiens with a 2-1 lead when he scored a shorthanded goal at 2:58 of the third period. Martin St. Louis had trouble handling a pass from Ted Purcell at the point and Gionta beat Roloson on a breakaway for his 25th goal of the season.

But the Lightning pulled even after Benoit Pouliot took a double minor at 6:58. The Canadiens killed the first half of the penalty, but Simon Gagné deflected a knuckleball from St. Louis at 9:29. Carey Price couldn't get more than a piece of the shot on his glove side.