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Video- The Night The Tampa Bay Lightning Won The Stanley Cup

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FOCO Wants to Celebrate the Lightning Stanley Cup Victory with YOU!

The Tampa Bay Lightning are officially Stanley Cup Champions for the second year in a row. Winning one is nice, but winning two consecutive championships, that puts you in rarified air amongst some of the best teams ever.

To commemorate this incredible win for the amazing Tampa Bay Lightning fan base, FOCO (@focousa on social media) has launched a 2021 Stanley Cup Collection on their site. These products range from player bobbleheads to christmas ornaments to mini replica Stanley Cups, and everything in between.

You can take a look at them for yourself below or view the entire collection here. What better way to celebrate your team winning the Stanley Cup than repping their gear in every which way possible! Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning and their fans for a well-earned victory, once again!

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Video- Quick Recap Of Game 5 Stanley Cup Final Between Tampa And Montreal

Almost two minutes long.

 

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From Both Sides

from Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times,

When the final horn of a unique, unpredictable season blared Wednesday night at Amalie Arena, tired legs hopped over the railing of the Lightning bench and Tampa Bay skated into hockey history.

The Lightning’s 1-0 win over the Canadiens in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final sealed a 4-1 series win and made Tampa Bay just the second team since the salary cap era began in 2005-06 to win back-to-back Stanley Cups, joining the 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins.

Legacies like this are rare in today’s game. The cap keeps teams from being great year after year, but this Lightning team managed to stay together and achieved the improbable.

“No matter what happens from here on out, this group is going to be etched in history forever,” captain Steven Stamkos said.

The Lightning rebounded from a Game 4 loss in Montreal, making them the first team to win the Cup on home ice since 2015, when they had to watch the Blackhawks claim the championship in Chicago.

“We’ve been knocking at the door for so many years,” coach Jon Cooper said. “And now to be able to do it, back to back, and it kind of cements this group as … well, they’re special.”

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from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

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Video- Early Morning Line - Nikita Kucherov

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Nikita Kucherov holds an wild postgame presser where he calls out Canadiens fans after winning the Stanley Cup.

...and more.

 

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The Bolts Go For A Final Home Win

from Stephen Whyno of the CP at TSN,

When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since before World War II, Jon Cooper could not bear to watch the joyful aftermath.

"I’m looking away from the whole thing," he said.

Cooper's Tampa Bay Lightning had just lost the 2015 series in six games after their first trip to the final of what turned out to be three times in seven years. Even after winning it all in 2020, he vividly remembers the feeling of watching Chicago players celebrating the team's first Cup-clinching win on home ice since 1938.

“There’s that excruciating minute or two you have to afford the team to celebrate,” Cooper said. “I think that’s just a poignant moment in sports when that happens, out of respect, and then the respect the captain has on the winning team to rally his troops to get in the handshake line.”

That was captain Steven Stamkos' job last fall when Tampa Bay beat Dallas, even though he didn't play in the clinching game. If he and the Lightning finish off the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 Wednesday night or do it in Game 7, Stamkos should get the proper chance to rally his teammates, and they'd be the first team since Chicago to win the Cup at home.

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Video- Quick Recap Of Game 4 Stanley Cup Final

Just over two minutes of your time.

 

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Game Plan Won’t Change For The Tampa Bay Lightning

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

The Tampa Bay Lightning had what they wanted late in Game 4 on Monday; a four-minute power play, their top players on the ice, a chance to win the Stanley Cup.

It just didn't work out.

The Montreal Canadiens killed defenseman Shea Weber's double-minor for high sticking Lightning forward Ondrej Palat at 18:59 of the third period, then cashed in on the momentum when forward Josh Anderson scored at 3:57 of overtime for a 3-2 win.

"We had ample chances to put this one away and we didn't," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. "Eventually if you let a team hang around long enough, they may get you and tonight they did."

Instead of sweeping the Canadiens and winning the Stanley Cup at Bell Centre, the Lightning have to try again at home in Game 5 of the best-of-7 series on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

Not much changes from their perspective, other than they're down to three chances to win the Stanley Cup.

"You can't pick your adversity," Cooper said. "You hit a little bit of it, and you have to fight your way through it. It's just something we're going to have to fight our way through. We can't hang our hat that we're going home.

"We've been through this before. We've had a chance to knock teams out a few times last year and a few times this year. It's why you go up in series, to give yourself a chance or multiple chances to knock a team out. We just have to regroup and see if we can do it in Game 5."

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Open Post- Game 4 Of The Stanley Cup Final

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning complete the sweep tonight or will the Montreal Canadiens force a game 5 on Wednesday in Tampa?

Sit back and enjoy the game. It may be the last hockey game we can watch until early October.

Below, find some pre-game reading at the TV schedule for tonight's game.

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Video- Nikita Kucherov’s Top Career Highlights

Five minutes to watch.

 

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