Well the Tampa Bay Lightning have had a chance to relax and to spend some quality time home for Christmas but they will be back on the ice at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for back to back games Saturday and Sunday. At the moment Tampa Bay is in second place in the Atlantic trailing only the Boston Bruins. But come Saturday night they will face a Montreal team that is breathing down the necks of the Lightning in the ultra competitive Atlantic division.
Over the last ten games Tampa Bay has posted an impressive 7-1-2 record. In those ten game the Lightning have out-scored opponents 28-19 while holding the opposition to fewer than three goals eight times. So after this mini vacation it is hoped that tonight they can pick up where they left off against an always tough Montreal team than would like nothing better than to leave the Forum Saturday night tied for second place.
Come Sunday the New York Rangers will be in town so the Lightning will have a very quick turn a round after the game with Montreal. Both games get underway at 7:30 p.m. and look for Tampa Bay to play before a full house both games this weekend because New York and Montreal always are a great draw.