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.