The Tampa Bay Lightning will be fighting for their playoff lives tonight, a little sooner than many of us thought.

The Habs are getting scoring from their second, third and fourth lines, and they're getting a few breaks from the referees. And they'll take it.

Things aren't so rosy on Tampa's side, however.  

Tampa coach Jon Cooper is trying to roll with the punches.

The good news (for them) is that Steven Stamkos will play tonight after taking a knee to the head in game three.

And Stamkos says Tampa is only one win away from making this thing interesting.


The CBC Montreal Sports team has you covered for the Montreal Canadiens' 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run. Andie Bennett and Doug Gelevan are with Habs from the first round all the way to the victory parade.

Check out cbc.ca/montreal every morning for highlights, interviews from the locker room and the latest reports from Doug and Andie in Montreal and on the road. 

Lightning street hockey

Michael Kostka, Radko Gudas and Mark Barberio of the Tampa Bay Lightning playing street hockey Sunday in Laval. (Frank Cavallaro/CBC)

With files from CBC Sports