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