Lightning vs. Canadiens
When/where: 7:30, Amalie Arena
TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 970-AM
Key stats: This is the first of four meetings between the teams. … Despite being in a free fall, the Canadiens are tied for second in the Atlantic Division with the Red Wings. Both teams have 43 points, one behind the first-place Panthers. … Montreal has lost six straight games and is 1-9-0 in its past 10. … This is the fifth game of an eight-game road trip for Montreal. … C Tomas Plekanec (7 goals, 20 assists) and LW Max Pacioretty (14-13) both have 27 points to pace Montreal. … Tampa Bay has won four of its past six games and is five points back of the Atlantic Division lead.