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Stanley Cup Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Montreal Canadiens 5-1 in Game 1

The Montreal Canadiens faced the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals from the Amalie Arena on Monday night.

Tampa Bay’s Yanni Gourde scored to help the Lightning take a 1-0 series lead in the championship round against the Canadiens, giving the Lightning a dominating 5-1 in Game 1.  The Lightning also got two goals from Nikita Kucherov, and a goal apiece by Erik Cernak and Steven Stamkos.

The Lightning are looking to become the first team to repeat as champions since the 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins.  Game 2 will take place on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m in Tampa.

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