Canadiens ponder lineup changes on brink of elimination
(Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) (Ryan Remiorz)Alexander Romanov played 54 games during the regular season for the Montreal Canadiens. Facing elimination at home Monday in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning might finally be the impetus for coach Dominique Ducharme to shake up his lineup and bring in fresh legs. Of particular concern is the Canadiens' inability to match the Lightning's physicality in an effort to wear down the defending champions. Assuming Tampa Bay closes this out, Joseph would be one of the 52 names on the Stanley Cup. Work ethic.”___Follow AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SWhyno___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Driedger gets third shutout as Panthers beat Lightning 4-0
Chris Driedger stopped 30 shots to record his third shutout of the season, Juho Lammikko scored a short-handed goal, and the Florida Panthers secured home-ice advantage for the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the regular season finale for both clubs.