Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/31/2014
Tuesday, April 1, 7:30 PM on RDS, TSN, FSFL
Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
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The Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning will certainly remember the last time they faced each other. The Lightning were able to win the game 2-1 in overtime, but the most memorable part of the game happened in the second period when Lightning goalie Ben Bishop got into a short fight with Canadiens' right wing Brandon Prust.
Prust came up to Bishop in his net, said some words that Bishop didn't like, and the two got a few punches in before the refs stepped in to separate them. There were multiple penalties given out to other players who started to fight. For the rest of the game, the Montreal fans booed Bishop every time he touched the puck. Nate Thompson scored both of the goals for the Lightning. The first goal was a shorthanded tally five minutes into the second period. The second was the game-winner, which he made with less than 30 seconds left on the clock in overtime.
Daniel Briere scored in the second period for Montreal's only goal. It was his ninth of the season and came off of a Brian Gionta assist.
Bishop had a great game as well, stopping 28 of the Canadiens' 29 shots on goal. Montreal goalie Carey Price also had a solid game, saving 34 of 36 shots against. Price was penalized during that memorable second period for trying to skate over to fight Bishop.
Montreal is 22-16 straight up on the road this season
Montreal is 14-19-5 against the over/under on the road this season
Tampa Bay is 21-14 straight up at home this season
Tampa Bay is 19-13-3 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
10/17/13 D Davis Drewiske Shoulder out 5-6 months
03/29/14 C Tomas Plekanec Personal questionable Tuesday vs Tampa Bay
03/26/14 LW Travis Moen Concussion out indefinitely
03/25/14 RW Dale Weise Wrist out indefinitely
03/21/14 LW Brandon Prust Ribs out indefinitely
03/11/14 D Josh Gorges Hand expected to miss 4 weeks
10/12/13 D Brian Lee Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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