- The Lightning practiced at noon at the Tampa Bay Times Forum before the Habs took the ice for their off-day skate on Thursday.
- All players were on the ice for Montreal, including Travis Moen (concussion) who joined his teammates for practice in a white jersey. Michel Therrien confirmed that Moen was progressing well and is following protocol but will not be available for Game 2.
- Injured Tampa netminder Ben Bishop was on the ice before his teammates in the morning, but didn’t take any shots. Tampa coach Jon Cooper indicated the timetable for his goaltender’s return was “not soon”.
- The Canadiens once again split up into two groups during practice to work on special teams. Thomas Vanek, Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, Tomas Plekanec, Rene Bourque, Daniel Briere, Brendan Gallagher, P.K. Subban, Andrei Markov, Josh Gorges and Alexei Emelin were with the PP group.
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