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NHL Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning (5-3-4) at Montreal Canadiens (5-4-2)

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING NOTES:

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

The Lightning and Canadiens are playing the first of four matchups this season and the first of two meetings at Bell Centre…The Bolts posted a 3-1-0 record vs. MTL last season with a road record of 1-1-0 and a home record of 2-0-0…Tampa Bay outscored MTL by a combined total of 16-8 in the four meetings last season…Brandon Hagel (6-1—7) led the Lightning in goals and points vs. MTL last season, while Nikita Kucherov (1-4—5) and Mikhail Sergachev (0-4—4) were tied for the team lead in assists…Hagel has found the scoresheet in four of his seven career games vs. MTL (6-2—8)…Kucherov has picked up points in 15 of his last 18 contests vs. MTL (10-16—26) with 10 multi-point efforts during that span…Kucherov has pointed in seven of his last nine games at MTL (5-7—12)… Steven Stamkos has found the scoresheet in 16 of his last 18 contests vs. MTL (10-12—22)…Stamkos has pointed in nine straight games at MTL (5-7—12)…Sergachev is riding a three-game point streak vs. MTL (0-4—4)…Brayden Point has picked up points in three straight games vs. MTL (3-1—4) and has pointed in seven of the last eight meetings (6-4—10)…Victor Hedman has found the scoresheet in seven of his last eight contests vs. MTL (3-8—11)… Anthony Cirelli has picked up points in six of his last nine games vs. MTL (3-4—7)…Tampa Bay is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games at MTL and 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings overall…The Lightning are 56-39-11 with six ties all-time vs. MTL, including a road record of 27-24-3 with one tie…Hedman (9-36—45) holds the Bolts franchise record for career assists and points vs. MTL, while Stamkos (23-20—43) leads the way in goals.

INJURIES

PLAYER INJURY STATUS GAMES MISSED

Andrei Vasilevskiy Back Out 12

2023-24 Total Man Games Lost: 24

MONTREAL CANADIENS NOTES:

À SURVEILLER CE SOIR / KEEP AN EYE ON…

– Les Canadiens et le Lightning s’affrontent ce soir pour la 113e fois en saison régulière. En incluant les matchs de séries, il s’agira de la 131e confrontation entre ces deux clubs.

– The Canadiens and Lightning are facing each other for the 113th time in the regular season. Including playoff contests, this will be the 131st match-up between those two opponents.

À vie / All-Time

CANADIENS vs. TBL 50-47-6-9 (112 PJ / GP)

Dom. / Home 26-21-1-6 (54 PJ / GP)

Étr. / Away 24-26-5-3 (58 PJ / GP)

Dern. Match / Last game:

D 5-3 L @ MTL (07/01/23)

S. Montembeault 4-40 | B. Elliott 3-21

BG / WG: B. Hagel

10 DERNIERS MATCHS CONTRE TAMPA BAY / LAST 10 GAMES VS. TAMPA BAY:

21/03/23 – MTL 3 @ TBL 5

18/03/23 – MTL 3 @ TBL 5

28/12/22 – MTL 1 @ TBL 4

17/12/22 – TBL 5 @ MTL 1

02/04/22 – MTL 5 @ TBL 4 (TB/SO)

28/12/21 – MTL 4 @ TBL 5 (P/OT)

07/12/21 – TBL 3 @ MTL 2

05/03/20 – MTL 0 @ TBL 4

02/01/20 – TBL 2 @ MTL 1

28/12/19 – MTL 4 @ TBL 5

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