Tampa Bay at Canadiens –October 13, 2010 – 7:30pm
This Season – Tampa Bay (1-0) Beat Atlanta 5-3 at home led by two goals and an assist from Steven Stamkos. Canadiens (1-1) Lost to Toronto 3-2 Thursday and beat the Penguins in Pittsburgh Saturday behind 2 goals from Michael Cammalleri and Carey Price’s goaltending.
Tough Opponents – The Lightning have lost once in regulation time the last nine games they’ve played against the Canadiens. They are 2-1-1 the last four times they’ve played at the Bell centre.
The Last Meeting – Bell Centre – Canadiens 5 Tampa -3 March 9, 2010. Mathieu Darche – two goals. Gomez (1g2ass) plus Pouliot, Metropolit. Halak in goal. First home game after the Olympic break. Stamkos extends club record points streak to 17 games with his 41st goal.
Homecoming – Head Coach Guy Boucher, Assistants Martin Raymond & Dan Lacroix, Assistant GM Julien Brisbois, forward Dominic Moore.
Special Teams – Tampa is 2 for 5 on the power play after one game. Montreal is 0 for 6 in two games. Montreal is 11-0 in penalty killing. Tampa has allowed 1 goal in 8 times shorthanded.
Tough Opponents –Vincent Lecavalier comes into tonight’s game with four goals and eight assists in his last 10 contests versus Montreal, Scott Gomez 2 goals-7 assists last eight games vs. Lightning. Michael Cammalleri – 1 goal 2 assists in five games.
Goaltending – Tampa Bay – Mike Smith stopped 27 shots vs. Atlanta. 1-0-2 with a 1.91 GAA vs. Montreal. Dan Ellis (last three seasons in Nashville) lifetime 2.38GAA vs. Montreal. Canadiens – Carey Price lifetime vs. Tampa 3-3-1 with 2.36 GAA. Stopped 57 of 62 shots first two games.
Injury Report: Tampa Bay – Mattias Ohlund (knee); Montreal – Andrei Markov (knee).
Looking Ahead – Tampa Bay – On a three game road trip. Play in Philadelphia tomorrow night; Saturday at Florida. Then home to Dallas Monday. Four games in six nights. Canadiens play in Buffalo Friday and at home to Ottawa Saturday.
Team Stat Comparison
|5||Goals Per Game||2.5|
|3||Goals Against Per Game||2.5|
|36||Shots on Goal Per Game||27.5|
|30||Shots Against Per Game||31|
|14||Penalty Minutes Per Game||13.5|
|2||Power Play Goals||0|
|40%||Power Play %||0%|
|1||Power Play Goals Allowed||0|
|83.3%||Penalty Kill %||100%|
|0||Shorthanded Goals Allowed||0|
|G||Steven Stamkos 2||Mike Cammalleri 2|
|A||Steven Stamkos 1||Benoit Pouliot 2|
|PTS||Steven Stamkos 3||Benoit Pouliot 2|
|PIM||Victor Hedman 4||Maxim Lapierre 7|
|SOG||Steven Stamkos 5||Brian Gionta 8|