Tampa Bay breaks against Montreal
Aurélien CANOT, Media365, published on Thursday 01 July 2021 at 09:13
Tampa Bay won again clearly (3-1) against Montreal on Wednesday night on their ice in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning, defending champion, widens the gap before Game 3 on Friday for the Canadiens.
Full card for Tampa Bay at home. Already a large winner (5-1) of game 1 of the Stanley Cup final between them and Montreal, the Lightning again won clearly at home against the Canadians (3-1), Wednesday night in the game 2, the second in a row at home for the outgoing winner, already on track to keep its trophy (of the 51 teams that led 2-0 in the final, 46 were crowned) as the first meeting of the series on the Canadiens’ ice looms on Friday night as part of the match 3. The Floridians, who dream of becoming the first NHL franchise since the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017, put the machine in motion in the second half after a first third without a goal and especially scored by many penalties, on both sides ( three for the Canadiens, three for the Lightning as well, including two for the same Ryan McDonagh.
A record Vasilevskiy!
The score then still 0-0, the Lightning found the opening for the first time, on a goal from Anthony Cirelli, after six minutes of play. Blake Coleman doubled the bet a few seconds from the end of the period ( 19th), thus responding to Nick Suzuki’s equalizer for Montreal (10th). Last scorer of the evening, after 15 minutes in the last third, the Czech Ondrej Palat completed this new demonstration of the defending champion, who was also able to count in the cage on a phenomenal Andrei Vasilevskiy. With 42 saves in Game 2, the Russian goalkeeper also set his season record.
NHL / PLAY-OFFS 2021
Tampa bay lightning – Montreal Canadiens: 2-0
Match 1 – Tampa bay lightning – Montreal Canadiens: 5-1
Match 2 – Tampa bay lightning – Montreal Canadiens: 3-1
Match 3 – Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning July 2
Match 4 – Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning July 4th
Match 5 (if necessary) – Tampa Bay Lightning – Montreal Canadiens on July 6
Match 6 (if necessary) – Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning July 8
Match 7 (if necessary) – Tampa Bay Lightning – Montreal Canadiens on July 10