Montreal's season: 82GP, 46-28-8, third place in the Atlantic Division
Max Pacioretty had 39 goals, P.K. Subban had a strong year and Carey Price continued to be an elite goaltender. The Canadiens' depth was strong this season and was aided by two smart additions at the deadline—Tomas Vanek and Mike Weaver. Montreal lacks size in its lineup, but the Habs are a skilled, veteran group.
Tampa Bay's season: 82GP, 46-27-9, second place in the Atlantic Division
This has been a bizarre season for the Lightning. The club traded the face of the franchise, Martin St. Louis, and endured a long period without Steven Stamkos. The Lightning did have balanced scoring—five players over 20 goals—and introduced delightful rookie Ondrej Palat. They are a contender but are also young—eight of their key players are 23 or younger.