Stanley Cup final Game 1: Could Joel Armia give Canadiens a boost vs. Lightning?

Welcome to Kevin McGran’s Lightning vs. Canadiens live blog for Game 1. Join us here for live updates and analysis throughout the game, and full post-game takeaways to come after the buzzer.5:26 p.m.The bit pre-game drama was the whereabouts of Joel Amria. He didn't join the Canadiens on the flight down because of COVID-19 protocols. But by Monday morning, he was cleared and on a private jet to Tampa. If he makes it in time, he'll likely play. If not, Jake Evans will likely see his first action s since being concussed in Game 1 against the Jets in the second round.LINESHabsLehkonen - Danault - GallagherToffoli - Suzuki - CaufieldByron - Kotkaniemi - AndersonEvans/Armia - Staal - PerryChiarot - WeberEdmundson - PetryPriceAllenBoltsPalat – Point – KucherovKillorn – Cirelli – StamkosGoodrow -Gourde - ColemanMaroon – Johnson – ColtonHedman-McDonaghSergachev – CernakSavard – SchennVasilveskiyMcElhinneyGOT A QUESTION? Email me at askkevinmcgran@gmail.com and I’ll answer it in Friday’s Mailbag. 

Stanley Cup final Game 1: Could Joel Armia give Canadiens a boost vs. Lightning?

Welcome to Kevin McGran’s Lightning vs. Canadiens live blog for Game 1. Join us here for live updates and analysis throughout the game, and full post-game takeaways to come after the buzzer.

5:26 p.m.

The bit pre-game drama was the whereabouts of Joel Amria. He didn't join the Canadiens on the flight down because of COVID-19 protocols. But by Monday morning, he was cleared and on a private jet to Tampa. If he makes it in time, he'll likely play. If not, Jake Evans will likely see his first action s since being concussed in Game 1 against the Jets in the second round.

LINES

Habs

Lehkonen - Danault - Gallagher

Toffoli - Suzuki - Caufield

Byron - Kotkaniemi - Anderson

Evans/Armia - Staal - Perry

Chiarot - Weber

Edmundson - Petry

Price

Allen

Bolts

Palat – Point – Kucherov

Killorn – Cirelli – Stamkos

Goodrow -Gourde - Coleman

Maroon – Johnson – Colton

Hedman-McDonagh

Sergachev – Cernak

Savard – Schenn

Vasilveskiy

McElhinney

GOT A QUESTION? Email me at askkevinmcgran@gmail.com and I’ll answer it in Friday’s Mailbag.