Head to head comparison between the Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens who face off against one another in the 2nd Round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
This marks the third time the two teams meet during the playoffs with the most recent being last year when the Canadiens swept the Lightning in the opening round of the 2013 playoffs.
Before then , you needf to go back to 2004, when Tampa defeated Montreal in a first round 4 game sweep, the year Tampa Bay won their only Stanley Cup.
This also marks the classic best offense vs best defence as Tampa finished first in league scoring, and the Canadiens were first in team defence.
|Tampa Bay Lightning||Montreal Canadiens|
2nd Atlantic Division
3rd Easter Conference
|50 - 22 – 10
1st Atlantic Division
2nd Eastern Conference
|4-0-1||Head to Head||0-4-1|
|3.2 (1st)||Goals Per Game||2.6 (20th)|
|2.5 (12th)||Goals Against||2.2 (1st)|
|18.8 (14th)||Power Play Pct.||16.5 (23rd)|
|83.7 (7th)||Penalty Kill Pct.||83.7 (7th)|
|$73,357m||Salary Cap Hit||$71,769m|
|2014: Lost in Division Semi-Finals vs Montreal Canadiens||Last time in Playoffs||2014; Lost in Conference Finals vs NY Rangers|
|Head Coach||Michel Therrien Lifetime: 337-246-23-68 Playoffs: 36-29|
Below are the roster changes both Tampa and Montreal made this year since they met last year in the playoffs.
|K. Aulie, T. Purcell, B.J. Crombeen, Michael Kostka||Gone||R. Bourque, D. Briere, T. Vanek, M. Bournival, B. Gionta, J. Gorges, F. Bouillon|
|F: B. Boyle, J. Drouin, , Brenden Morrow|
D: Braydon Coburn, Jason Garrison, Nikita Nesterov
G: Andrei Vasilevskiy
|New||F: P.A. Parenteau Manny Malhotra, T. Mitchell, J. De La Rose, B Flynn, D. Smith-Pelly
D: T. Gilbert, S. Gonchar, G. Pateryn, J. Petry
See broadcast schedule below. Please note that for Games 3 and 4, they are back to back. That is because on May 2nd, Tampa’s Amalie Arena, has a circus act. And on May 8, Kevin hart performs.
Fri May 1 @ Montreal — 7pm CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
Sun May 3 @ Montreal — 6pm CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
Wed May 6 @ Tampa Bay — 7pm CBC, TVA Sports, USA Network
Thu May 7 @ Tampa Bay — 7pm CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
Sat May 9 @ Montreal — TBD CBC, TVA Sports, TBD
Tue May 12 @ Tampa Bay — TBD CBC, TVA Sports, TBD
Thu May 14 @ Montreal — TBD CBC, TVA Sports, TBD
The broadcast crew for CBC will be Play-by-play: Jim Hughson; Game Analysts: Craig Simpson and Glenn Healy; Reporter: Scott Oake.
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