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NHL: Tampa Bay Lighting defeat Montreal Canadiens to Win Back-to-Back Stanley Cup Final

Tags: ice hockey, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Stanley Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning.
Posted on 08 July 2021 by "T".

In a span of just nine months, the Tampa Bay Lightning managed to win their second Stanley Cup, after they defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to claim back-to-back titles in seasons that were tied together by the viral pandemic.

At the Amalie Arena where they played on home ice, the Lightning team shifted away a bit from their electric style in order to match the tenacious grinding play of the Canadiens to win Game 5 and take the series 4-1.

The victory came in front of 17,000+ fans at Amalie Arena, a far cry from last autumn's win in an empty arena in Edmonton, Alberta.

The sole goal on Wednesday night came from winger Ross Colton just over six minutes into the second period, as he poked a pass from defenseman Ryan McDonagh around the back of Montreal goaltender Carey Price. The Lightning managed to fend off the Canadiens through the third period to win the game.

Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning was crowned the MVP to earn the coveted Conn Smythe trophy.

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said, "This group, no matter what happens from here on out, this group is going to be etched in history forever, and that's pretty F'ing special. I'm so proud of the guys. You can't soak it in yet. It's so fresh. It's so new. You don't even realize what's going to happen. We won the Stanley Cup and we still have the Stanley Cup. That's just amazing."

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2021/07/07/lightning-top-canadiens-game-5-stanley-cup-repeat/7896173002/

 


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9 comments on "NHL: Tampa Bay Lighting defeat Montreal Canadiens to Win Back-to-Back Stanley Cup Final"


 dule-vu08/07/2021 13:21:59 GMT
dont know results of all games in this series,but when I see 4:1 in wins,I would say that this was easy series for tampa bay!how strong they are show this words that they won their second stanley cup in just nine months and who know where is end of this team!maybe they will repeat again next year,just if they can stay with this players and to sign up few more players!
 CALICUL09/07/2021 12:12:07 GMT
unfortunately the Montreal Canadiens failed to win a trophy which they wanted for many years of waiting. Tampa Bay was the winner after these 5 matches and their rivals must to fight in the next few years for their dream. Congratulatioms for winners.
 dule-vu11/07/2021 17:43:13 GMT
would be great for all canadian teams in next season,no matter in what sport,that they could play normally and that canadian government will allow people to come in their country and that players will have normal life as other people ofcourse!
we can imagine how it was difficult for montreal and other teams to play in usa!
 CALICUL12/07/2021 15:48:47 GMT
Some teams are destined to lose very often in many finals even if this happens years or decades later, but this is the situation and the fights must continue for them, to make beautiful matches for their fans. They have other chances to get there again and maybe this time Montreal Canadiens will win.
 Nelson171215/07/2021 20:41:17 GMT
In one of hockey’s most cherished rites, the Stanley Cup usually spends the off-season gallivanting with players around villages in Canada and hamlets throughout Scandinavia and burgs across the United States. But with the coronavirus pandemic raging last autumn, the silver chalice lingered for a good, long while near Tampa, Fla., where the Lightning relished their time with it so much that they went ahead and won it once more
 dule-vu17/07/2021 16:13:01 GMT
we will see how it will be for next season and will canada allow people and teams to travel in their country!
 dule-vu23/07/2021 14:10:41 GMT
as I see in lot of countries in world,like greece,turkey,japan,there is big number of positive people again and probably we will have problems again in september and canada will stay closed for all teams that want to play in their country!who know how they will play again in usa in lot of different sports!
 Rocio2508/08/2021 04:18:13 GMT
Unfortunately you win and lose, but the most important thing is to give your all on the field, this time it was Tanpa Bay lighting's turn to win, which is a good team to move forward, guys, they deserve it, the one who perseveres achieves it and you are an example of it congratulations
 dule-vu08/08/2021 06:04:12 GMT
I expect that they will first pick for winners in next season also,but it hard to know what players will be changed in every team!next season will start in few months!

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