Putting to bed any questions of a goaltending controversy for the Tampa Bay Lightning heading into Game 3 at the Bell Centre versus the Montreal Canadiens, head coach Jon Cooper will stick with Anders Lindback in net and not turn to 21-year old Latvian rookie and Olympic sensation Kristers Gudlevskis.
No goaltending drama today, Lindback first goalie off the ice #TBLightning— Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) April 20, 2014
Lindback is 0-2 in the series with an .881 save percentage. Gudlevskis stopped 2 of 3 shots faced in relief in Game 2 but will remain the backup in Game 3.
Other Lineup Notes
Palat skating with Thompson and Panik this morning.— Damian Cristodero (@LightningTimes) April 20, 2014
Ben Bishop traveled with the team but otherwise his status remains unchanged. It looks as if the Lightning will have to extend the series to give Bishop a chance to play in these playoffs.
Full lines via Erik Erlendsson:
Lines for what they're worth: Killorn-Johnson-Stamkos; Purcell-Filppula-Callahan; Brown-Paquette-Kucherov;Palat-Thompson-Panik— Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) April 20, 2014