Lightning begin Cup quest on Wednesday versus Montreal
APR 13, 2014 8:21p ET
With a 1-0 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday, the Lightning finished with 101 points in the Atlantic Division, one more than the Canadiens. Tampa Bay's 46 victories this season tied a franchise record (2003-04 and 2010-11), and their point total ranks third all-time.
The best-of-seven series begins Wednesday at Tampa Bay Times Forum, and Game 2 will be held Friday at the same site before the series shifts to Montreal.
The complete first-round schedule is as follows:
| Game 1
April 16 - at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
| Game 2
April 18 - at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
| Game 3
April 20 - at Montreal, 7 p.m.
| Game 4
April 22 - at Montreal, 7 p.m.
| Game 5*
April 24 - at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
| Game 6*
April 27 - at Montreal, TBD
| Game 7*
April 29 - at Tampa Bay, TBD
|* -- if necessary|
The Atlantic Division rivals played four times this season, with the Lightning winning three of the four contests. Tampa Bay's only loss came in a shootout.
The Lightning posted a 2-0 record in Montreal and were 1-0-1 in Tampa Bay.