The corona crisis has also messed up the calendar in American sports. So the NHL had to pause the season. After their sequel, it went to the play-offs. Now the winner has been found.
Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Stanley Cup for the second time since 2004. In the sixth last game in the play-offs of the North American ice hockey league NHL, the favorite won 2-0 against the Dallas Stars on Monday-evening and won the best-of-seven series 4-2. The guarantee for the victory was goalkeeper Andrei Wassilewski, who blocked all 22 shots that hit his target.
“A dream came true”
“We were very confident,” said Canadian center Brayden Point, who led Tampa in the first quarter. “We worked so hard and executed our schedule well. We only thought about the game ahead.” Teammate Blake Coleman took care of the final score in the second quarter.
Tampa defender Victor Hedman was named the main player in the final series. “A dream has come true. It’s the best I’ve had in my entire hockey career,” said Hedman. The Swede also has a chance of winning the Norris Trophy, which will be awarded to the best defender in the competition.
Skilled captain Steven Stamkos received the Stanley Cup in the NHL bubble in Edmonton from Commissioner Gary Bettman. “I am so proud of this team and everything we have achieved”, said Stamkos: “I am speechless. It is a dream to be a part of it.”