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Galchenyuk, Canadiens top banged-up Lightning

Montreal forward has two goals and an assist; Tampa Bay's Johnson left in first period with upper-body injury

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens celebrated having two 30-goal scorers after sweeping the season series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who had little to cheer after losing yet another key player to injury during a 5-2 loss at Bell Centre on Saturday.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: TBL @ MTL - 3:16 of 3rd Period

Original call is overturned - no goal Tampa Bay Lightning

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Situation Room: TBL vs. MTL

Situation Room: Coach's Challenge for Blunden goal

4/9/16: The Canadiens use a coach's challenge for goaltender interference on Nick Blunden's goal, after review the call is reversed, no goal

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At 3:16 of the third period in the Lightning/Canadiens game, Montreal requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Tampa Bay's Mike Blunden interfered with Montreal goaltender Mike Condon prior to his goal. 

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee determined that Blunden interfered with Condon before the puck crossed the goal line. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Referee, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that the goal should have been disallowed due to 'Interference on the Goalkeeper,' as described in Rules 69.1 and 69.3." 

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Lightning without Kucherov, Hedman against Canadiens

Tampa Bay forward, defenseman expected to be ready for Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

LIGHTNING (46-30-5) at CANADIENS (37-38-6)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, SN, FS-F, NHL.TV

MONTREAL -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov will not be in the lineup against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday.

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will miss his third straight game because of an upper-body injury, though he and Kucherov will likely be ready to start the Eastern Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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