Series (Game 4 of 4)

Montreal leads 3-1

Game 1: Tuesday, November 8th
Game 2: Wednesday, December 28th
Game 3: Saturday, March 4th
Game 4: Monday, March 13th

Lightning 2

(34-27-4, 72 pts)

Canadiens 1

(31-24-9, 71 pts)

7:30 PM ET, March 13, 2006

Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1 2 3 T
TB 0 2 02
MTL 0 0 11

S. Burke (Lightning - G): Saves: 31, Save Pct.: .969

C. Rivet (Canadiens - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

V. Lecavalier (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Tampa Bay (33-27-4) at Montreal (31-23-9) 7:30 pm EST

Tampa Bay (33-27-4) at Montreal (31-23-9) 7:30 pm EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Since the Montreal Canadiens traded goaltender Jose Theodore to the Colorado Avalanche last week, Cristobal Huet has been showing his gratitude.

Huet tries for his third consecutive shutout for the Canadiens on Monday when they look to finish a season series sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Montreal acquired David Aebischer from Colorado for Theodore, a former Hart and Vezina Trophy winner, who is sidelined with a fractured heel. However, Huet has been outstanding since the deal, turning aside 54 shots in shutout wins over Boston and the New York Rangers.

Craig Rivet scored his sixth goal on a power play in the opening period of Saturday's 1-0 triumph over the Rangers.

The Canadiens are 6-1-3 in their last 10 games and are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of the Lightning and three in back of New Jersey for sixth.

Tampa Bay needs to turn things around in a hurry in an effort to reach the playoffs and defend its Stanley Cup championship.

Ruslan Fedotenko scored his 20th goal for the Lightning, who lost for the fifth time in six games with Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tampa Bay has given up 35 goals during the stretch.

Chris Higgins scored a pair of goals and Mathieu Dandenault added two assists for Montreal in a 6-2 win over Tampa Bay in their previous meeting March 4.