The Montreal Canadiens are coming off of a game very similar to the last game they played against the Tampa Bay Lightning. After building a 3 goal lead against the Lightning after the first two periods on February 12th, the Habs allowed 3 straight goals in the third period to tie the game.

Carey Price made a big statement in the shootout by stopping all 3 shots, and David Desharnais scored the winner to preserve the victory, but it was a heart stopper of the game.

Hopefully this time around Victor Hedman isn't allowed to skirt the rules by punching a puck in the net.

The Canadiens will be facing Cedrick Desjardins in net tonight, recently acquired by the Lightning from Montreal in exchange for Dustin Tokarski. One of Desjardins 2 career NHL starts has come against Montreal, a listless 4-1 victory for the Bolts with Desjardins making 27 saves on December 30th, 2010. Max Pacioretty beat Desjardins on the first shot of the game, but they couldn't beat him again.