LIGHTNING (29-19-4) at CANADIENS (26-24-4)
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BROSSARD, Que. -- Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry has a lower-body injury and will not face the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bell Centre on Tuesday.
With Petry sidelined, defenseman Nathan Beaulieu will return to the lineup after he was a healthy scratch for each of Montreal's consecutive wins this weekend.
"I'm obviously extremely disappointed with what happened but all I can do is take advantage of the opportunity to get back in tonight," Beaulieu said after the morning skate at the Canadiens' suburban practice facility.
Petry did not play after taking a shift midway through the third period Sunday, though he remained on the bench through the end of Montreal's 2-1 shootout win against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Beaulieu will be paired with Mark Barberio, a left-handed shot who will move to the right side.
"I've played a couple of games with him so I know what he's all about," Beaulieu said. "It's just another challenge tonight, it's not unfamiliar grounds for me. I've played Tampa a lot and I've played with [Barberio]."
Defenseman Alexei Emelin will play with Tom Gilbert, who scored his first goal Sunday, his second point in 40 games.
Goalie Ben Scrivens will make his third straight start for Montreal. He saved 57 of 59 shots for a .966 save percentage in wins against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday and Hurricanes on Sunday as the Canadiens won consecutive games for the first time since a four-game winning streak from Nov. 20-27.
Tampa Bay defenseman Jason Garrison will not play after sustaining a lower-body injury during the first period of a 5-1 loss at the Ottawa Senators on Monday.
"That's a tough one too because he is a big minute-munching defenseman for us," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Monday.
The Lightning did not have any players take to the ice for an optional morning skate.
Here are the projected lineups:
Ondrej Palat - Vladislav Namestnikov - Steven Stamkos
Alex Killorn - Tyler Johnson - Nikita Kucherov
J.T. Brown - Valtteri Filppula - Ryan Callahan
Cedric Paquette - Brian Boyle - Erik Condra
Victor Hedman - Anton Stralman
Matthew Carle - Andrej Sustr
Nikita Nesterov - Braydon Coburn
Injured: Mattias Ohlund (knee), Joel Vermin (hand), Jason Garrison
Scratched: Jonathan Marchessault
Alex Galchenyuk - Tomas Plekanec - Brendan Gallagher
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Dale Weise
Tomas Fleischmann - Lars Eller - Sven Andrighetto
Brian Flynn - Torrey Mitchell - Devante Smith-Pelly
Andrei Markov - P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin - Tom Gilbert
Nathan Beaulieu - Mark Barberio
Injured: Carey Price (lower body), Jeff Petry (lower body), Lucas Lessio (lower body), Paul Byron (lower body), Daniel Carr (lower body)
Scratched: Greg Pateryn
Status report: With Garrison injured, Cooper said Monday that Tampa Bay might call up a defenseman from Syracuse of the American Hockey League.
Who's hot: Brown has three goals in his past five games. … Subban has nine points during a six-game point streak (two goals, seven assists).