NHL game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. Thursday

.TONIGHT

Lightning vs. Canadiens

When/where: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 970-AM

Key stats: G Mathieu Garon, expected to start for Tampa Bay, has saved 58 of 61 shots (95 percent) over his past two games. … Lightning C Nate Thompson (lower body) might sit … Lightning C Steven Stamkos has six goals over his past six games. … The Canadiens snapped a five-game skid Tuesday against Ottawa, its first win first since Randy Cunneyworth took over as coach. … Montreal ranks second-to-last in the league on the power play (12.7 percent) but is second on the penalty kill (88.9 percent).

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

NHL game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. Thursday 12/28/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:58pm]

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