The Lightning are right back at it tonight as the Montreal Canadiens visit for the first time this season (note the 7 p.m. start time to accommodate the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast on CBC). The Bolts are hoping to make it 2-0 vs. "Les Habitants" this season following the recent 3-2 shootout win in Montreal.
The Lightning didn't skate this morning after getting home from Washington at close to 2 a.m., but John Tortorella met with the media and said Johan Holmqvist will play tonight. It will be interesting to see how Holmer responds after three consecutive solid performances by rookie Karri Ramo. With no healthy extra skaters right now, the rest of the lineup will stay the same as last night.
Montreal travels with one of the largest media contingents in the league and they certainly had Lightning PR manager Brian Breseman on his toes this morning as he scrambled to make sure that access was given to the few players who did come in, including Marty St. Louis, Shane O'Brien and Marc Denis.