It might be Game 4, but the Montreal Canadiens are viewing tonight's match up as a Game 7.
The Canadiens have the potential to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2010 with a 3-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
"We can't give the Lightning life, that is the worst thing we can do," Daniel Briere said.
The Canadiens were able to pull off a win on Sunday but felt they didn't play their best game. Prior to Game 4 they were saying that if they give Tampa the same kind of opportunity again tonight it won't be good news.
"They are going to be desperate,” Josh Gorges told the media after the optional morning skate. “If we let up, or if we aren't sharp for a shift or a few minutes, the game could be over."
It was a quiet Tuesday morning over at the Habs practice facility in Brossard. Michel Therrien elected to have a optional morning skate with 13 players taking part in it.
The Canadiens have not swept a series since 1993 when they eliminated the Buffalo Sabres in the second round and eventually went on to win the Stanley Cup.