The Tampa Bay Lightning won their first Stanley Cup since 2004 with a 2-0 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the series on Monday night. It is the Lightning’s second Cup in franchise history.
Tampa Bay defeated the Stars in a postseason that featured two Canadian ‘bubble’ sites due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedma won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Team captain, forward Steven Stamkos, had to sit out most of the series. He last played in Game 3 of the final before being ruled out with a core muscle injury.
The NHL is the first of the four major North American professional sports leagues to crown a champion since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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