๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Tampa Bay Lightning Capture Stanley Cup In Edmonton Bubble

In front of an empty Rogers Place in Edmonton, the Tampa Bay Lightning avenged their shocking 2019 playoff exit with a Stanley Cup victory, defeating the Dallas Stars in six games on the backs of a 2-0 win.

After a thrilling double overtime victory from the Stars in Game 5, the Lightning bounced back with a defensive masterpiece, holding the Stars to just 8 shots in the first 40 minutes, with Andrei Vasilevski notching his first shutout of the 2020 playoffs in a 22-save performance. Brayden Point and Blake Coleman notched the two goals for Tampa, while Conn Smythe winner Victor Hedman was named the game’s #1 star for shutting down the potent Stars offence that fought back time after time throughout the postseason.

The win marks the Lightning’s second Stanley Cup, their only other title coming in 2004. The Lightning, who returned to the Finals for the first time since 2015, saw 21 IHLC champions from six countries on their roster hoist the Cup, including captain Steven Stamkos, who only managed one period of play during these playoffs due to injury; assistant captains Ryan McDonagh and Smythe Trophy winner Hedman; Nikita Kucherov, who set a record with 27 assists throughout these playoffs; and star goaltender Vasilevski, winning a record 18 games in this unique playoff.

Our congratulations go out to the players, management and fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning, with those on the roster that have also held the IHLC highlighted in bold:

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Zach Bogosian, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Julien BriseBois, general manager
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Erik ฤŒernรกk, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Anthony Cirelli, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Braydon Coburn, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Blake
Coleman, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jon Cooper, head coach
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jean-Philippe Cรดtรฉ, director
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mathieu Darche, director
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Barclay Goodrow, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Yanni Gourde, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jeff Halpern, assistant coach
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Victor Hedman, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Tyler Johnson, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mathieu Joseph, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Alex Killorn, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Nikita Kucherov, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Patrick Maroon, forward
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Ryan McDonagh, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Curtis McElhinney, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Al Murray, assistant GM
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Ondล™ej Palรกt, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Cedric Paquette, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brayden Point, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jamie Pushor, assistant GM
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Todd Richards, assistant coach
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Stacy Roest, assistant GM
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Jan Rutta, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Luke Schenn, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Mikhail Sergachyov, defence
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Kevin Shattenkirk, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Steven Stamkos, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mitchell Stephens, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Andrei Vasilevski, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Carter Verhaeghe, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Volkov, forward

Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Lightningย – IIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC



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