Tampa Bay Lightning only had to hit the net once, striking twice to emerge as the Stanley Cup Winners. An amazing performance from their goaltender, and two other team members whose names were not on the cup, the Lightning clinched the title a second time within ten months by sweeping the rug from under the Montreal Canadiens in a 1-0 match of Game 5 Wednesday evening.
The lighting took the cup a third time in the history of the game, denying the Canadiens a 25th Win. Tampa Bay’s mayor had jokingly said that it would be nice if the team lost on the road but won at home, and that is exactly what happened.
The win got families and fans excited, a thing they could not do during the lockdown. Some players made notable history including Patrick Maroon, who is now the four NHL player to help his team clinch a title three times in a row in two different teams. Kucherov also made history as the only other player, other than Wayne and Lemieux Gretzky, to have at least 30 points under back-to-back play-offs.
The win was propelled by the team’s shock of having being beaten by Columbus in round one of the 2019 play-offs. They grew from the loss, and put up a resolve.
The Canadiens. On the other hand, rans out of enthusiasm along the way in what many considered a surprise run that came in the wake of one of the poorest records of their 16 qualifying games.