TAMPA, Fla. – When Blake Coleman alone tied the series when he found another way to show his hanging out with reigning champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup final.
Coleman hit a single-armed, diving spy, and goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevsky was the best player on the ice, making the top 42 saves in the playoffs. Lightning, who won 3-1 on Wednesday, advanced two games to the finals. night
The Canadians defeated Lightning 43-23 and dominated the long games, but they were in Montreal to win at least one so as not to be wiped out by an opponent who could have won in different ways. will make their way to the upcoming 3rd and 4th games.
It was Montreal’s style of play to give up a few shots, save them and rely on goalkeeper Kerry Price to face any lead. A few days after coach John Cooper said, “Part of our success was trying to distrust Vasilevsky,” they did it in Game 2 of the final, and it paid off.
“Va-sy!” Songs Va-sy! He wrote. More than 18,000 people sang through the Amalie Arena after the second-place winner of the Vezina Trophy took on a difficult situation one after the other and finished with an “a”. During the pre-match introduction, no player had much noise and he was in the spotlight all night with a much better performance than the Canadian Serie A opener, hitting him from all sides.
But the lightning once again showed why they were recurring champs and favorites, who responded with blows after blows. Fourth-place goal-scorer Alex Killorn was scored by Tampa Bay Anthony Sirelli, Coleman and Ondrej Chamber despite suffering a hamstring injury in Game 1 and a painful win over defender Mikhail Sergachev and strikers Tyler Johnson and Ross Colton. managed to beat the price three times in goals. a big difference in shooting.
Coleman’s goal solved all of that. At the end of the second half, Barclay Goodrow put the puck around Montreal defender Ben Chiaro and hurriedly passed the package with Phillip Danault and headed to Coleman, who struggled to lift the lightning. At the end of one of the worst periods of the playoffs -1.
Changes, defeats and other mistakes were added – but not a loss for lightning due to Vasilevsky’s superior play, which was perfect except for another bounce shot when Nick Suzuki’s shot turned into a pinball in the second half. was.
A few minutes ago, after Anthony Sirelli put the lightning on the board, Suzuki tied it to Montreal. Sirelli’s seemingly harmless point kick went through the traffic and overtook Price in just the sixth shot of the night lightning.
When Palat scored in the 21st shot of Lightning at 4:18 to make it 3-1, the fans shouted, “Ca-rey! Carey! He called. When he took the lead in the second half, Lightning went 13-2 this season.