By Zane Miller
On Monday, September 28th, 2020, the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta to win the 106th Stanley Cup Finals four games to two. It was the second (and, as of this writing, most recent) Stanley Cup championship for the Lightning franchise. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.
5. #10 Corey Perry (Stars)- F
Perry earned player of the game in game five, scoring a pair of goals in the Stars’ 3-2 victory in double overtime.
4. #18 Ondrej Palat (Lightning)- F
Palat earned player of the game in game two, getting a goal as the Lightning went on to claim a 3-2 win to even up the series.
3. #77 Victor Hedman (Lightning)- D
Hedman was game three’s player of the game, as he had a goal and two assists in the 5-2 win for the Lightning.
2. #21 Brayden Point (Lightning)- F
Point took player of the game honors in game four, scoring a pair of goals as the Lightning claimed a 5-4 victory in overtime.
1. #88 Andrei Vasilevskiy (Lightning)- G
Vasilevskiy earned player of the game in game six, getting a shutout victory with 22 saves on 22 chances as the Lightning won 2-0 to take the series championship.
Players of the Game Breakdown:
Link to stats database: https://www.hockey-reference.com/playoffs/2020-dallas-stars-vs-tampa-bay-lightning-stanley-cup-final.html
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