Anders Lindback simply was not good enough on Friday night, allowing three goals on 23 shots before getting pulled during the Bolts' Game 2 loss to Montreal.
Teddy Purcell scored Tampa Bay's lone goal in Game 2 late in the third period, as the Bolts were stymied by Carey Price and the Habs during a 4-1 loss.
Andrej Sustr will draw into the Lightning's lineup Friday night.
Ben Bishop (elbow) was on the ice prior to the Lightning's practice on Friday.
Anders Lindback is expected to start on Friday.
With Ben Bishop (left elbow) not expected to be healthy anytime soon, the Lightning will have to rely on Anders Lindback to defeat Montreal.
Look for Alex Killorn to take the place of the injured Ondrej Palat on Tampa's top line alongside Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson.
Ondrej Palat is not expected to play Friday night against Montreal in Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs.
Ben Bishop's return to the lineup from an elbow injury isn't expected to occur any time soon.
Ondrej Palat (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Friday's contest against Montreal.
Ben Bishop (elbow) skated on his own before Wednesday's morning skate.
Ondrej Palat was forced to leave Tampa Bay's playoff opener in the third period with an undisclosed injury.
Cedric Paquette picked up an assist and four hits in Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.
Nikita Kucherov found the back of the net in his playoff debut Wednesday night.
Alex Killorn produced a goal and an assist in Game 1 Wednesday night against Montreal.