Lightning Dominate Their Way To Second Straight Stanley Cup Championship

For the second time in 10 months, the Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup champions.

The Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to close out the Stanley Cup Finals in five games. The title is the Lightning’s third since their founding in 1992 and their second straight, joining the 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins as the only champions to go back-to-back this century.

Even though the Lightning repeated, it was a player who wasn’t with them at all last season who provided the series-winning goal. Rookie Ross Colton, playing in his 53rd career game after two years in the AHL, deflected a pass from David Savard to find the back of the net.