NHL

Gourde, Kucherov help Lightning beat Canadiens 4-2

  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save off Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde during first-period NHL hockey action in Montreal,Friday, April 7, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save off Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde during first-period NHL hockey action in Montreal,Friday, April 7, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde, left, celebrates his goal with teammates Cory Conacher (19) and Jake Dotchin (59) during third-period NHL hockey action against the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal, Friday, April 7, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde, left, celebrates his goal with teammates Cory Conacher (19) and Jake Dotchin (59) during third-period NHL hockey action against the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal, Friday, April 7, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens' Dwight King (21) scores past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during second-period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Friday, April 7, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Montreal Canadiens' Dwight King (21) scores past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during second-period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Friday, April 7, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Rookie Yanni Gourde scored twice, Nikita Kucherov got his 40th of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their playoff hopes alive with a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.

Alex Killorn also scored for the Lightning. They need to win their final regular-season game Sunday against Buffalo and have Toronto and the New York Islanders lose to take the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Dwight King and Artturi Lehkonen scored for the playoff-bound Canadiens.