Lightning take 3-0 lead in Stanley Cup final

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from winning back-to-back Stanley Cups.

The Lightning traveled to Montreal on Friday night and beat the Canadiens, taking a 6-3 victory and a 3-0 stranglehold on the series.

Jan Rutta and Victor hedman the two scored to give the Lightning a 2-0 lead just minutes into the game. Philippe Danault buried a goal halfway through the first to bring the Habs down to one point, but Tampa walked away with two goals in the second and third periods.

Despite the enormous challenge of coming back, Habs head coach Dominique Ducharme said his team are taking things one game at a time …

“We can’t look very far,” Ducharme said. “You look at the mountain and it looks quite high, but there are steps to climb. The first step is to win our next home game.

“Those who say we’re just going to let it go, it’s not knowing us well. We will fight.

Only one team came back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup final to claim victory: the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1942.

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