Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay repeats as Stanley Cup champions

Tampa Bay reclaims title, defeating Canadiens 4-1
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy reaches for puck during deciding game of 2021 Stanley Cup Finals vs. Montreal Canadiens
Posted at 11:06 PM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 23:08:21-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive season.

They beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 Wednesday night to wrap up the series 4-1, 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.