What to watch for: Game 4
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to avoid elimination tonight against the Canadiens in the fourth game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last game, the Bolts fell to the Canadiens 3-2 at the Bell Centre. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. tonight in Montreal.
Here are today's Tampa Bay Lightning tidbits:
- The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to become the fourth team in NHL postseason history to come back and win a series after being down 3-0. The only other three teams to do so were the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers, the 1975 New York Islanders and the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs.
- All three matchups at the Bell Centre this season have been decided by just one goal, including the Lightning's two regular season wins.
- Last game, the Bolts outhit Montreal 40-22. The Bolts have landed 104 hits through their first three games, compared to Montreal's 65. Radko Gudas leads the team with 16 hits so far this postseason.
- Although Ben Bishop practiced with the team today for the first time since his injury, he is still not cleared to play. However, he did show signs of improvement and Lightning head coach Jon Cooper remains hopeful that he'll play if the series is extended further.
- Entering tonight's matchup, seven Bolts players have now tallied their first Stanley Cup Playoffs post season point.