Canadiens bring home losing streak into game against the Lightning

March 20, 2023 GMT

Tampa Bay Lightning (42-23-6, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (27-37-6, eighth in the Atlantic Division)

Montreal, Quebec; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens host the Tampa Bay Lightning looking to end a five-game home skid.

Montreal is 27-37-6 overall and 4-14-1 against the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens have a 22-9-4 record when scoring three or more goals.

Tampa Bay is 42-23-6 overall with an 11-8-1 record in Atlantic Division games. The Lightning have committed 314 total penalties (4.4 per game) to rank fourth in the league.

Tuesday’s game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season. The Lightning won 5-1 in the previous matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cole Caufield has 26 goals and 10 assists for the Canadiens. Denis Gurianov has five goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

Brayden Point has 42 goals and 38 assists for the Lightning. Mikhail Sergachev has 11 assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 1-7-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while giving up 4.3 goals per game.

Lightning: 5-4-1, averaging three goals, 5.2 assists, 4.5 penalties and 14.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Christian Dvorak: out for season (lower body), Kaiden Guhle: day to day (lower body), Sean Monahan: out (foot), Brendan Gallagher: out (lower body), Carey Price: out (knee), Juraj Slafkovsky: out (lower-body), Kirby Dach: out (lower body), Arber Xhekaj: out for season (upper-body), Paul Byron: out (hip), Cole Caufield: out for season (shoulder), Joel Armia: day to day (illness), Jordan Harris: day to day (lower-body), Jake Evans: out (lower-body).

Lightning: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.