Lightning wins two straight Stanley Cup Finals, defeats Canadiens in Game 5

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Tampa Bay has a second prominent Champion in the past six months. After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup.

It is the second straight championship for the Lightning. All three of the Tampa Bay championships have come since September 2020.

Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate their Stanley Cup Finals win over the Montreal Canadiens
Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate their Stanley Cup Finals win over the Montreal Canadiens (Photo by the Tampa Bay Lightning/Instagram)

The Lightning won 1-0 in Game 5 over the Montreal Canadiens. Last September, they defeated the Dallas Stars in the Edmonton bubble.

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The Lightning now has three championships in team history. Their other championship came during the 2003-04 season.

The team also appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2015. However, they were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.

Ross Colton scored the game-winning goal in the second period. David Savard and Ryan McDonagh assisted on Colton’s goal as he got the puck past Canadiens goalie Carey Price.

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Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 22 saves in the win. He was also the first star in the game.

Colton was the second star of the game. Barclay Goodrow was named the third star of the game.

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