Tampa Bay Lightening Visits Montreal Canadiens After Kucherov’s 2-Goal Game


Following Nikita Kucherov’s two-goal performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Lightning’s 6-5 overtime loss, the Tampa Bay Lightning will play the Montreal Canadiens.

Montreal has a 5-4-2 overall record and a 1-0-1 record in Atlantic Division play. The Canadiens have scored 32 goals overall and given up 37, for a -5 scoring differential.

Tampa Bay’s record is 1-2-3 against the Atlantic Division and 5-3-4 overall. With 45 goals overall (averaging 3.8 per game), the Lightning are fourth in the league.

The contest The two teams will play each other for the first time this season on Tuesday.

For the Canadiens, Cole Caufield has seven assists and four goals. In the past ten games, Sean Monahan has six goals and four assists.

For the Lightning, Kucherov has nine goals and eleven assists. In the past ten games, Victor Hedman has eight assists and two goals.

Canadiens: 5-4-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.1 assists, 5.6 penalties, and 13.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

Lightning: 4-2-4, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.8 penalties, and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Kirby Dach: out for season (knee), Chris Wideman: out (back), Carey Price: out (knee), David Savard: out (upper body), Rafael Harvey-Pinard: day to day (lower body).

Lightning: Andrei Vasilevskiy: out (back).