Edmonton, Alberta (AB) – Kevin Shattenkirk scored in extra time in question, with two goals for Brighton Point, Tampa Bay Lightning beating the Dallas Stars 5-4 to take a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup final on Friday night and clinch the title. Go to the winning crowd.
Game 5 Saturday night, 24 hours away from its second championship in Tampa Bay Licensing History. Won the Lightning Cup in 2004, but despite being one of the best teams in the NHL over the past decade the center has yet to get the cone.
Thanks to OT for Shattenkirk’s goal at 6:34. The senior defender said he signed with Lightning in the summer of 2019 after the purchase of the New York Rangers because he felt he had a similar chip on his shoulder when he won the Presidents Cup and won the first round.
“I still feel like we have something to prove,” Shattenkirk said. “We have one more time.”
This is another dominant performance of top players. Lightning’s best focal point was scoring consecutive goals at the end of the first period and at the beginning of the second, creating and maintaining the most significant momentum in the playoffs.
Lightning won when Dallas captain Jamie Benn was called to provoke Tyler Johnson, where Penn’s skates never came into contact with Johnson.
“Tyler Johnson is stepping in front of Jamie, which will not have a real impact on the play,” said two-time star player Joe Powellsky. “Jamie breathes on him. The boy calls it.”
Victor Hedman, perhaps why Con Smith showed why by saving a goal in the third period as pre-runner playoff MVP. As the buck slowly slid into the folds towards the goal behind Andrei Vasilevsky, the headman pulled it out of the way of harm.
Instead of the brave stars taking the lead, Alex Killorn put the lightning a few shifts ahead, and then a play with half the hard work power and half the sublime ability. He won a buck battle behind the net, traveled in a right face off circle and shot a right shot in the top left corner.
There’s not much the stars ’goldsmith Anton Gudofin can do in it, and Vasilevsky fell victim to two awkward bounces that even allowed Dallas into the series. John Klingberg’s goal came after his opening shot went through the legs of Tampa Bay’s John Ruta and Hedman, and Powellsky’s second goal and Shattenkirk were knocked out.
The players of the Lightning team were happy to get the Shattenkirk winner as the stars’ fourth goal was at the wrong end. In the winning power play, Shattenkirk tells the headman to get him, and he finds a way out. A shot caused a celebration as the Lightning players jumped off the bench to raise the shotgun.
Even before the OT, The Lightning took over the play for most of the night and showed depth and talent, making it a trophy contender for many years. Five years after taking a 2-1 lead in the final and losing six to Chicago, their key players are closer than the trophy.
It will take an exciting comeback with a bunch of Stars suddenly struck to retain Tampa Bay from another sunshine state title, this time winning in the NHL’s northern city, with no fans.
Lightning came with the most important players battling with injuries, including point and No. 2 center Anthony Cyrelli. But the stars missed another important part that was ahead Roop Hinds, Johnson’s stick was injured when he got stuck in his left slide, he crashed hard into the boards.
Penalties eliminate Dallas’ performance. The least disciplined team in the playoffs took five more in Game 4 and allowed three Power-Play goals.
After defender Mikhail Sergachev blew the whistle for possession of Tyler Chekhov, Lightning Lightning escaped penalty penalty in their own minutes.
Notes: Powelski’s two goals give him 60 in his playoff career, linking him to an American player Joe Mullen. … Stars forward Cory Perry became a regular in NHL history and the first player to score a Stanley Cup final goal in September. கே With Captain Steven Stamkos unavailable again due to injury, Lightning got stuck with 12 pioneers and six defenders, plugging Carter Vergeke into his place.
Game 5 Saturday night marks the first setback in the final since 2009 and the second time since the 1950s.
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