The Lightning went down to a fifth loss in regulation in their last six games when beaten 2-1 on home-ice by the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
Mitchell Stephens scored the goal for Tampa Bay, while Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 33 shots.
Tampa Bay are averaging 3.49 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 2.80 (GA). Nikita Kucherov leads the way for the Lightning in goals, points and assists, with 31, 80 and 49 respectively. They are 21-10-2 on home-ice this season.
Brendan Gallagher, Joel Armia, Jeff Petry, Charles Hudon, Paul Byron and Jordan Weal all scored for the Canadiens, while Carey Price stopped 20 shots.
Montreal are averaging 3.01 GPG, while they are allowing 3.06 (GA). Tomas Tatar is the leading player for the Habs in terms of goals, points and assists, with 22, 61 and 39 respectively. They are 17-12-3 on the road this season.
Lightning vs Canadiens Betting Lines & NHL Tips
Current form favours the Canadiens here, but the Lightning have the home-ice advantage and still look the best bet to win in this match-up. They are therefore the tips in our NHL predictions for this game.