Posted by The Hockey News on September 22, 2018 06:25:02The Tampa Bay Lightning are currently playing in a seven-game road trip through Western Canada with two of their games coming in Toronto.
The Lightning will play the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
ET in Ottawa.
The Lightning will host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Sept: 29 at 7 p.,m.
The game will be streamed live on Sportsnet NOW.
The series against the Senators will also be broadcast live on TSN3.
The third game of the road trip will be a showdown against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, Sept 2 at 8 p.-1 ET.
The Oilers will host Tampa Bay at 5 p.p.m., the Lightning will open the scoring at 3:42 of the first period and take a 2-0 lead.
The team will move on to the second period, where they will lose the game 4-2.
The next game against the Oilers is on Sunday, Sept 4 at 9 p.:00 p..m ET in Edmonton.
The second game of that trip will also feature the Lightning on the road at 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon ET.
The last game of this road trip is Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7,00 p,m., when the Lightning travel to Montreal for Game 3.
This will be the first of four games for the Lightning this season.
The Thunderbirds have won three of the past four games against the Lightning.
They have won four of the last five meetings.
The Tampa Lightning have the NHL’s top goals-against average (2.30) and shutouts (4).
The Thunderbird goaltending has been dominant in its past two games, posting a 0.99 goals against average and a .914 save percentage in its four wins.
The top goal scorer for the Thunderbirds is defenseman Mattias Backman, who has three goals and six points in his past three games.
Forward Ryan Callahan is second on the team with six goals, four assists and six penalty minutes in his last four games.
The 20-year-old forward is second among NHL rookies in goals (nine), points (25) and power play points (1).