Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay repeats as Cup champion

Stanley Cup Finals Hockey
Posted at 9:11 PM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 00:47:19-04

TAMPA (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive season.

They beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to wrap up the series four games to one, with Ross Colton scoring in the second period.

Andrei Vasilevskiy posted a series-ended shutout for an NHL-record fifth consecutive time dating to the 2020 final.

The victory came in front of over 18,000 fans at Amalie Arena, a far cry from last fall's win in an empty arena in Edmonton, Alberta.