Tampa Bay takes the lead against Dallas
Aurélien CANOT, Media365, published on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 08:44 a.m.
Dallas hangman (5-2), Wednesday night in Edmonton in Game 3, Tampa Bay took the lead for the first time in the Stanley Cup final.
Tampa Bay takes matters into its own hands in the Stanley Cup Final. Led 1-0 at the end of a match 1 which had given to see the Stars as realistic as possible (4-1 in their favor), the Lightning had immediately reunited by winning with difficulty against Dallas in match 2 (3 -2). Wednesday, in Game 3 on the Edmonton ice, the Floridians did not give details this time against the Texans, corrected (5-2) for the comeback of the emblematic captain of the Lightning Steven Stamkos, absent since February 25. Tampa Bay is in the lead (2-1) for the first time since the start of the series. Likewise, the Lightning didn’t wait very long on Wednesday to take the lead in the game. Nikita Khucherov took advantage of an incredible gift from opposing defender Miro Heskainen to deceive his compatriot and Game 1 hero Russian goalkeeper Anton Khudobin after just six minutes of play.
Hedman still in the spotlight!
The Stars did not even have time to recover from this catastrophic start that Stamkos himself was going to take care of complicating their lives a little more. Barely a minute after Khucherov’s opening goal, the Canadian and big absent side Tampa Bay of these play-offs until now accelerated on the right side and left no chance to poor Khudobin on a marvelous shot in the opposite window. The reduction in the score, five minutes later by Jason Dickinson, did not in any way slow down the Lightning’s progress. And from the first minute of the second third, Victor Hedman, already a scorer in these play-offs, put on a layer, imitated shortly after by Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat, executioners in their turn of the Stars. Heskainen, the unfortunate one at the start of the game, took a little personal revenge at the end of the game by scoring the Texans’ second goal, but that did not change anything in this one-sided evening. Tampa Bay Advantage.
NHL / STANLEY CUP 2020
Final (in Edmonton)
Tampa Bay Lightning (2) – Dallas Stars (3): 2-1
Match 1 – Tampa Bay – Dallas : 1-4
Match 2 –Tampa bay – Dallas: 3-2
Match 3 – Dallas – Tampa bay : 2-5
Game 4 on Friday September 25
Game 5 (if necessary) on Saturday September 26
Match 6 (if necessary) on Monday September 28
Game 7 (if necessary) on Wednesday September 30)