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Canadiens return to Cup Final after 3-2 OT win over Vegas

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 23:34:20-04

MONTREAL (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen scored 1:39 into overtime, Carey Price stopped 37 shots and the Montreal Canadiens advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 28 years following a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Cole Caufield and captain Shea Weber also scored, and the Canadiens eliminated the Golden Knights in Game 6 of their semifinal series.

Considered mere after-thoughts after entering the playoffs with the worst record, Montreal has won 11 of 13 since falling behind 3-1 to Toronto in its first-round series.

Montreal will make its playoff-leading 35th Stanley Cup Final appearance with a shot to add to its 24 championships.

Montreal will face the winner of the semifinal series between the defending champion Lightning and New York Islanders.

Game 7 is at Tampa Bay on Friday.