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One more win: that’s what Tampa Bay Lightning fans are asking of their team as it sits on the cusp of back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships.
The Bolts are getting ready to take on the Montreal Canadiens for Game 4 at the Bell Centre Monday in what could be the final game of the NHL season.
Stanley Cup Final 2021: Lightning vs. Canadiens odds, NHL picks, Game 4 predictions from proven hockey expert
The Tampa Bay Lightning have the chance to hoist the Stanley Cup on Monday evening. The Lightning lead the Montreal Canadiens by a 3-0 series margin as the teams face off on Monday in Game 4 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final in Montreal. Tampa Bay exploded offensively in scoring six goals during a Game 3 win on Friday evening. The Canadiens will aim to stem the tide as they continue their Cinderella run through the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The game is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET in Montreal. William Hill Sportsbook lists Tampa Bay as -160 favorites (risk $160 to win $100), while the over-under, or total number of goals Vegas thinks will be scored, is five in the latest Lightning vs. Canadiens odds. Before making any Canadiens vs. Lightning picks or 2021 Stanley Cup Final predictions, you need to see what SportsLine NHL expert Matt Severance has to say.
Tampa mayor Jane Castor says the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are on the verge on clinching their second consecutive Stanley Cup, should let the Montreal Canadiens win Game 4 in Canada so the defending champs can win it all at home and celebrate in front of fans.
Game 4 is Monday night in Montreal. The Lightning have commanding 3-0 lead and have not trailed in the series.
“What we would like is for the Lightning to take it a little bit easy, to give the Canadiens just the smallest break, allow them to win one at home, and then bring it back to the Amalie Arena for the final and the winning of the Stanley Cup,” Castor said. “We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. But they are playing some amazing, amazing hockey.”
TAMPA, Fla. – There’s only one game standing between the Bolts and keeping the Stanley Cup in Tampa Bay, but first, they have to get through Game 4.
The Lightning haven’t been giving the Montreal Canadiens a taste of victory in the Stanley Cup Final. A win on Monday night not only would mean they become Stanley Cup champions for the second year in a row, but it would mean a complete sweep.
MONTREAL — An extra day of rest between Stanley Cup Final games might ease forward Josh Anderson and the Montreal Canadiens’ lingering disappointment of falling behind 3-0 to the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
It won’t, however, change the daunting challenge they face in being pushed to the brink of elimination with Game 4 at Montreal tonight.
We’re officially into the final week of the NHL season, with the Stanley Cup Final ending as early as tonight and no later than Sunday. And that means that this week, somebody on the Canadiens or Lightning is going to join a reasonably exclusive club: players that have scored Cup-winning goals.
It’s a weird group. Some Cup-winners have become famous or at least infamous. Others are all but forgotten, overshadowed by other moments. That seems like solid ground for a ranking, so let’s go back over the last 25 Cup-winning goals and rank them from worst to least. It’s completely subjective, of course, but it’s always fun to Remember Some Guys Goals.