Morning Flurries: Tampa Bay Lightning repeat as Stanley Cup Champions

The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second consecutive Stanley Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in game five.

This victory will be celebrated by the Lightning in front of a raucous home crowd at Amalie Arena.

Ross Colton, a depth forward, surprised everyone by scoring the game-winning goal in the second period by out-hustling a big defender to the front of the net.

Andrei Vasilevskiy deservedly took home the Conn Smythe Trophy after recording his sixth straight series-clinching shutout.

Morning Flurries: Tampa Bay Lightning repeat as Stanley Cup champions

The loss of goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks over the weekend in a fireworks accident has devastated the Columbus Blue Jackets and the entire hockey community.

Alan Hepple, a former Director of Amateur Scouting, didn’t have to look for work for long before the Arizona Coyotes named him to the position of Director of Pro Scouting.

Andre Tourigny, the new head coach for the Avalanche, was an assistant with the team for two seasons under Patrick Roy.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Have Dropped a Series Opener

The Tampa Bay Lightning have now lost three of their four series openers in these Stanley Cup Playoffs.

That’s why none of the seasoned players are freaking out despite dropping Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime.

“The series victory is the ultimate goal. Head coach Jon Cooper said Thursday on Zoom that winning Game 1 is not the goal.

If we could win every game, would you want that? Without a doubt, we’ve also begun our road trips for all four series.

The series victory is of paramount importance. To see if we can get into Game 2, let’s turn the page.

In the first period, the Bolts fell behind the Avalanche, 3-1, and looked sluggish against the team with the best record in the Western Conference.

All the people in the room “agree that we could have done better,” Cooper added. No amount of effort was required.

The issue involved an execution. If we’re going to beat this squad, we need to be much more precise in our play.

Though they eventually lost in OT, Tampa Bay improved as the game progressed, scoring two goals 48 seconds apart in the second period before ultimately losing the game.

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As the officials deliberated over whether the ball was indeed lodged between the crossbar and the net or was merely sitting on top, the Avalanche players rejoiced.

Despite the fact that Lightning head coach Jon Cooper only answered one question, talked for two minutes, and then walked away from the podium after the game

Claiming he would have a better attitude in the morning because of the delay, the wait was not what irritated Cooper.

Just before Kadri scored the game-winning goal, Colorado appeared to get away with a too-many-men penalty.