Steven Stamkos (2-1—3) posted his seventh three-point performance of the season to power the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens. The Lightning, who have earned points in six of their past seven games (5-1-1), are 43-21-7 (93 points) this season and tied the Canadiens for first in Atlantic Division standing points. Montreal, however, holds a game in hand over Tampa Bay.
* The Lightning earned their 27th win on home ice this season, which extended their record. They are 27-7-1 at home this season.
* Stamkos scored twice and added his 26th assist of the season. Stamkos, who has scored 11 times in his past 15 games (11-4—15), paces the Lightning with 39 goals and ranks tied for second among League-leaders in the category.
* Ben Bishop made 32 saves and is 34-11-4 with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage. Bishop has earned points in four consecutive decisions (3-0-1) and in eight of his past nine (7-1-1).