Lightning beat Canadiens 6-3 to take 3-0 lead in Stanley Cup Final

The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday to take a 3-0 lead in the series.

“Obviously, what we did in the bubble last year was very special,” said Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, referring to the Lightning beating Dallas in six games in last year’s final. “And you want to relive that moment, but at the end of the day, we’re not there yet. We need to win one more game. … And we’re not satisfied until that’s done.”

Tyler Johnson led the way by scoring twice for the Lightning.

“We didn’t want to sit back, especially in the neutral zone,” said Johnson. “I think a lot of it is just our team wanting to be on the attack, and kind of being close. We’re just trying to go for it.”

Hedman and Nikita Kurcherov each produced a goal and an assist. Jan Rutta and Blake Coleman also scored one each.

The Lightning and the Canadiens will play Game 4 on Monday in Montreal.

Stanley Cup


The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League playoff champion. (wikipedia)

Montreal Canadiens


The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal. They compete in the National Hockey League as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. (wikipedia)

Carey Price


Carey Price is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League . (wikipedia)

Nikita Kucherov


Nikita Igorevich Kucherov is a Russian professional ice hockey right winger for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League . Regarded as one of the NHL’s top offensive performers, (wikipedia)

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