πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 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 offense 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:

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Zach Bogosian, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Julien BriseBois, general manager
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Erik ČernΓ‘k, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Anthony Cirelli, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Braydon Coburn, defence
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Blake
Coleman, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Jon Cooper, head coach
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Jean-Philippe CΓ΄tΓ©, director
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Mathieu Darche, director
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Barclay Goodrow, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Yanni Gourde, forward
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Jeff Halpern, assistant coach
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ Victor Hedman, defence
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Tyler Johnson, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Mathieu Joseph, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Alex Killorn, forward
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Nikita Kucherov, forward
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Patrick Maroon, forward
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Ryan McDonagh, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Curtis McElhinney, goaltender
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Al Murray, assistant GM
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ OndΕ™ej PalΓ‘t, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Cedric Paquette, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Brayden Point, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Jamie Pushor, assistant GM
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Todd Richards, assistant coach
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Stacy Roest, assistant GM
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Jan Rutta, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Luke Schenn, defence
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Mikhail Sergachyov, defence
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Kevin Shattenkirk, defence
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Steven Stamkos, forward
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Mitchell Stephens, forward
πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊΒ Andrei Vasilevski, goaltender
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Carter Verhaeghe, forward
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Alexander Volkov, forward

Photo Credit: Tampa Bay LightningΒ – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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