With Steven Stamkos injured and not expected to return until mid-February (torn right lateral meniscus), the Lightning have to be scratching their heads as to what kind of goals to set for this season.
The 2016 NHL playoffs are down to the final four teams. In the Eastern Conference finals the favored Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Tampa Bay Lightning starting with Game 1 on Friday night (8pm ET).
The Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning continued their series in the second round of the 2015 NHL Playoffs on Saturday night. Montreal, having won game four in Florida to stave off elimination, hosted game five - once again in need of a victory.
The Montreal Canadiens were among the favorites to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs when the post-season began. Montreal, in backing up their reputation as one of the best teams in the league, roared out to a 3-0 lead against the Ottawa Senators in the first round.