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Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay repeats as Cup champion

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ross Colton (79) scores on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey...
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ross Colton (79) scores on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)(Phelan Ebenhack | AP)
Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 10:00 PM CDT
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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.

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