Canadiens Host Lightning on Tuesday With just two wins in each their first five games, both the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning have had a rocky start to the NHL season. The Atlantic Division rivals will face off at the Bell Centre for this first time this season, and both clubs will be eager to get back on track and register two points in the standings.

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For Tampa, it’s been a lot of scoring, but not great defense. They’ve notched 20 goals in five contests, but have given up 17. That includes a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators, who are expected to be among the worst teams in the NHL this year, in their previous game. While goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy hasn’t been sharp to start the year (3.04 GAA, .903 save percentage), it’s been a porous defense that’s given the Lightning all of their troubles. For the Habs, it’s been a similar story. Montreal is a team that counts on solid team defense to win, but that’s been missing for parts of games in the early going. They did, however, have a big bounce-back game on Saturday against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, when they defeated the St. Louis Blues 6-3. The Canadiens are hoping that win will spark the team and carry over to Tuesday’s contest against the Lightning. The puck drops at 7 PM ET, so don’t miss the action.