RECAP: Lightning beat Canadiens 3-1 in Game 2, lead Stanley Cup Final series 2-0


Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) is greeted by center Anthony Cirelli (71) and right wing Barclay Goodrow (19), behind Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31), after a goal during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

<<Full Recap>>

TAMPA (WFLA/AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning are back on home ice Wednesday night for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The Bolts currently lead the series 1-0 after a 5-1 win Monday night in Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens. Here are live Game 2 updates:

10:54 p.m.:

Bolts win! The Tampa Bay Lightning now have a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final series thanks to a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2.

The Bolts will now head north to play Game 3 and Game 4 in Montreal.

10:47 p.m.:

With about 4 minutes left to go in Game 2, Ondrej Palat scores to give the Bolts a more comfortable lead of 3-1.

TB: 3
MTL: 1

10:17 p.m.:

The third period is underway at Amalie.

TB: 2
MTL: 1

10 p.m.:

Blake Coleman pulls off a stunning maneuver to score in the final second of the second period and gives the Lightning a 2-1 lead heading into break.

TB: 2
MTL: 1

9:40 p.m.:

The Canadiens get a goal to tie the game with less than 10 minutes left in the second period.

TB: 1
MTL: 1

9:27 p.m.:

The Bolts are on the board first! Anthony Cirelli scores the first goal of the game to give the Lightning a 1-0 lead over the Canadiens.

TB: 1
MTL: 0

9:20 p.m.:

The second period is underway at Amalie Arena.

TB: 0
MTL: 0

8:58 p.m.:

The first period is over and we are scoreless headed into the break.

TB: 0
MTL: 0

8:21 p.m.:

Game 2 is underway at Amalie Arena!

TB: 0
MTL: 0

The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Wednesday for the second time this season.

The Lightning won the last matchup 5-1. Nikita Kucherov scored a team-high two goals for the Lightning in the victory.

The Lightning have gone 21-7-0 in home games. Tampa Bay is 10th in the league recording 8.6 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.3 assists.

The Canadiens are 11-10-7 in road games. Montreal is 24th in the NHL with 31.2 shots per game and is averaging 2.8 goals.


Victor Hedman leads the Lightning with 36 assists and has 45 points this season. Brayden Point has eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

Tyler Toffoli leads the Canadiens with 44 points, scoring 28 goals and collecting 16 assists. Cole Caufield has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.


Lightning: Averaging 3.3 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.0 goals per game with a .934 save percentage.

Canadiens: Averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .925 save percentage.


Lightning: None listed.

Canadiens: None listed.

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