The Montreal Canadiens make their debut in Tampa Bay tonight as they take on the Bolts at Amalie Arena. The last time these two teams met was the opening round of the 2014 playoffs. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and you can follow all of the action on Sun Sports and 970 WFLA with coverage starting at 7:00 p.m.
Here are tonight’s degrees of separation between the Canadiens and the Lightning:
-Steven Stamkos and Canadiens P.K. Subban haven’t always been on opposite sides of the ice, the two played together on the 2008 gold medal Canadian WJC team.
-Also, Bolts Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan skated alongside the Habs Pierre-Alexander Parenteau for the New York Rangers during the 2009-10 season.
-The Canadiens back-up goalie and former Tampa Bay prospect, Dustin Tokarski was the goaltender for the Norfolk Admirals when the team won the AHL’s 2011-12 Calder Cup.
-Tokarski also played on the same junior team as Lightning forward Tyler Johnson. Tokarski was a member of the Spokane Chiefs from 2007-09.