Tampa Bay Lightning Win Second Stanley Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning has won its second Stanley Cup in 16 years by defeating the Dallas Stars on Monday in the NHL bubble.  The Lightning won the best-of-seven series 4-2 after winning Monday’s Game 6 contest by a 2-0 ledger.

The NHL suspended its season in March for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.   The NHL resumed action with a 24-team playoff held in two “hub” cities – Edmonton and Toronto.

The entirety of the Stanley Cup Finals was played in Edmonton.

The Lightning’s Stanley Cup victory avenged the ending to the Lightning’s 2019 season.  After winning last year’s Presidents’ Trophy, the Lightning was swept by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the playoffs.   Columbus was the last team from the Eastern Conference to make the playoffs last year.