Tampa Bay Lightning (15-5-4, third in the Atlantic) vs. Montreal Canadiens (6-17-3, eighth in the Atlantic)
Montreal; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Canadiens +144, Lightning -171; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay seeks to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Lightning take on Montreal.
The Canadiens are 2-4-1 against the rest of their division. Montreal is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 29.5 shots per game and is averaging 2.3 goals.
The Lightning are 4-2-1 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay is seventh in the NHL recording 8.8 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.5 assists.
The teams face off Tuesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Anderson leads the Canadiens with seven goals and has 13 points. Christian Dvorak has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.
Victor Hedman leads the Lightning with a plus-nine in 24 games this season. Steven Stamkos has seven assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 2-7-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 11.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
Lightning: 7-2-1, averaging 3.6 goals, six assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.
INJURIES: Canadiens: Sami Niku: out (covid-19), Brendan Gallagher: out (covid-19 protocol), Josh Anderson: out (upper body).
Lightning: Erik Cernak: day to day (lower-body), Brayden Point: out (upper body).
The Associated Press