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Tampa Bay Lightning preview: vs. Montreal Canadiens


Lightning vs. Canadiens

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

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay — D Jamie Heward (concussion) and LW Gary Roberts are out; D Marek Malik (ankle) and D Matt Smaby (lower body) are day to day. Montreal — RW Mathieu Dandenault (arm) and LW Alex Tanguay (shoulder) are out; RW Georges Laraque (lower body) is day to day.

Key stats: The Lightning is on a 3-1-0 run at home, but its seven home victories are the league's fewest. … G Mike Smith is 10th in the league with a .919 save percentage. … The Canadiens are on an 11-3-1 streak, including 5-3-0 on the road. … Montreal's Andrei Markov is second among league defensemen with 37 points and leads with 30 assists. … The Canadiens' roster includes 15 drafted players, tied for third in the league.

Tampa Bay Lightning preview: vs. Montreal Canadiens 01/26/09 [Last modified: Monday, January 26, 2009 10:22pm]
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