When a team establishes a 3-0 series lead as Tampa Bay did against Montreal, it gains breathing room as the onus is on the other squad to stage a historic comeback. Even still, the Lightning deserve credit for stepping up in Game 6 against the Canadiens after what was likely two frustrating losses.
In fact, Tampa Bay not only responded, but dominated in tonight’s 4-1 victory.
“That was probably the best game we played all playoffs,” Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said in his postgame interview.
Tampa Bay had a clear edge in shots (28-19), faceoff wins (36-25), and hits (33-22) tonight. This game also saw Stamkos score his third goal in five games. After a rough first round, he couldn’t be much hotter going into the Eastern Conference Final.
You can see his full interview below:
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 13, 2015