March 9, 2013; Tampa FL, USA; Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais (51) reacts after right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Tampa Times Forum. The Canadiens won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Canadiens host Lightning in First of 2-Game Homestand

 After losing three straight, the Canadiens return home to begin a 2-game homestand. Tonight the welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Bell Center.

Montreal is coming off a 6-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, while Tampa Bay last game was a 4-3 shootout loss to the Jets on Tuesday.

The Lightning are 13th in the east and are out of the playoffs at this point. If the Habs bring there “A” game tonight, they should be able to pick up the victory.

Here is a look at player stats, game notes and more, for tonight’s match-up:

Team Records: Canadiens - 2nd in East (26-12-5, 57 points) vs Lightning - 13th in East (17-22-4, 38 points)

Season Series:

Date Score Game Winner
Apr 18 ’13  TONIGHT  
Mar 09 ’13 MTL 4 at TBL 3 B. Gallagher
Feb 12 ’13 MTL 4 at TBL 3 – SO D. Desharnais

*Winners of each game are in Bold.

 

Game Notes:

- Price will likely start tonight for MTL.

- Ben Bishop will start for Tampa Bay.

- Ryan White will serve the 2nd game of a 5-game suspension.

- Habs look to snap a 3-game losing streak.

 

Leading Scorers:

Montreal

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Subban 37 11 25 36 +10 49 7 0
M. Pacioretty 39 12 23 35 +6 26 3 0
M. Ryder 41 16 18 34 +3 14 8 5

Tampa Bay

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
S. Stamkos 43 27 26 53 -7 32 9 2
M. St Louis 43 12 41 53 -3 14 3 2
T. Purcell 43 11 23 34 +0 8 3 2

 

Goaltenders:

Montreal
 
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
C. Price 35 2010 19-11-4 85 910 2.54 .907
P. Budaj 12 596 7-1-1 24 256 2.42 .906
 
Tampa Bay
Goalie GP Min Rec. GA SA GAA Sv%
B. Bishop 20 1141 10-8-1 51 638 2.68 .920
A. Lindback 21 1126 10-7-1 54 559 2.88 .903
 

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