Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher bleeds from forehead after getting slammed onto the ice

Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher bleeds from forehead after getting slammed onto the ice

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Montreal Canadiens winger Brendan Gallagher was on the receiving end of a brutal play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night.

Gallagher was tackled headfirst onto the ice by Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev during a scuffle in the third period between the two.

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev checks Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) on the ice during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Monday, June 28, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)

The Canadiens made it a game in the second period, cutting the lead to 2-1. Ben Chiarot would be credited with the score.

But two goals from Nikita Kucherov and another from Steven Stamkos in the third period put a damper on any hope for the Canadiens.

Tampa Bay won the first game in two of their three playoff series and went on to win each of them. The Canadiens lost the first game in the Western Conference Final but managed to salvage a series win.

Game 2 is set for Wednesday night.

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