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Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay repeats as Cup champion

APTOPIX Stanley Cup Hockey
Posted at 9:31 PM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 23:31:41-04

TAMPA, Fla. (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 17,000 fans at Amalie Arena, a far cry from last fall's win in an empty arena in Edmonton, Alberta.