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'Quest for Stanley Cup' explores Stamkos' emotional return for Lightning

Fifth episode documents forward's unforgettable Game 3, reunion of Goodrow, parents

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

New Quest for the Cup Wednesday

Quest for the Stanley Cup Ep.5 airs Wednesday, 9/30

Episode 5 of Quest for the Stanley Cup airs Wednesday, 9/30 at 6pm on ESPN+ and YouTube Canada

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Steven Stamkos' emotional return in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final is already a part of the lore of the Tampa Bay Lightning's championship run.

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Coleman shares photo montage he made for bubble life

Lightning forward created video with images of daughter before leaving home in July

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Being away from home was hard for players in each Stanley Cup Playoff bubble, and Blake Coleman gave a glimpse at how he managed without his family.

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Stanley Cup Final blog: Jake Oettinger

Stars backup goalie talks about falling short of title, enjoying time in bubble

by Jake Oettinger / Special to

Dallas Stars goalie Jake Oettinger is keeping his own blog throughout the 2020 Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He will check in regularly with behind-the-scenes access.

The 21-year-old was selected by the Stars in the first round (No. 26) in the 2017 NHL Draft and is in his second season in the Dallas organization, turning pro in 2018 after three seasons at Boston University. His first two NHL games came in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season, including in the third period of Game 3 against the Lightning, when he allowed no goals and made three saves in relief of starter Anton Khudobin. Oettinger's first NHL game was Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sept. 8, when he relieved Khudobin in the third period, allowing no goals and making five saves.

Here is Oettinger's fifth and final entry following the Stars' 2-0 loss to the Lightning in Game 6 on Monday, which gave Tampa Bay the series victory in the best-of-7 Final.

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NHL postseason bubbles successful because 'everybody bought into this'

League staff, teams made safety priority, adhered to protocols in Edmonton, Toronto

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman entered the bubble in Edmonton on Sept. 10 and went into quarantine. Like anyone else from the outside, he had to spend four days in his hotel room. The next three days, he could leave his room only for essential work.

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Stamkos of Lightning sixth captain to sit out Stanley Cup winner

Forward joins Cournoyer, Beliveau on list of leaders to watch teammates take title

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / Columnist

Steven Stamkos was in full equipment when he took the Stanley Cup on Monday night from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the Tampa Bay Lightning captain pressing the priceless trophy overhead at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

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Favorite postseason memories discussed by

Players band together in protest, Lindblom's return from cancer among best moments @NHLdotcom

The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been one of the most unique and memorable in the history of the NHL. They started Aug. 1 with 12 Eastern Conference teams in Toronto and 12 Western Conference teams in Edmonton. This after the season was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. They ended Monday when the Tampa Bay Lightning won 2-0 to finish a six-game victory against the Dallas Stars in Edmonton for their second championship.

Though the Lightning hoisting the Cup will be the lasting image from the past 59 days, there were several incredible moments. We asked 11 writers and editors to name their favorites:

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Top 10 moments of Stanley Cup Final

Bettman presenting trophy to Stamkos, Perry's heroics among best between Lightning, Stars

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup on Monday, capping one of the most unique journeys to the top of the hockey world.

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Shattenkirk redeems himself, helps Lightning win Stanley Cup

Defenseman regains form, rebounds from disappointing two seasons with Rangers

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

Kevin Shattenkirk had just scored an overtime goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, pushing the Tampa Bay Lightning to within one win of the Stanley Cup, which they won Monday with a 2-0 victory against the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the best-of-7 series at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

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Lightning radio broadcaster turns up the volume for Stanley Cup call

After Game 6 win, local announcer nails call by bringing all the energy

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Mishkin Final Call of Stanley Cup

Mishkin Final Call for the Stanley Cup Champions

Lightning Radio Broadcasters Dave Mishkin and Phil Esposito call the final moments of the Tampa Bay Lightning winning the 2020 Stanley Cup.

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At this volume, they might have heard the call all the way in Edmonton.

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Lightning 'proved them all wrong' with Cup win after first-round exit

Show resilience, bounce back from sweep against Blue Jackets last season

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / Deputy Managing Editor

Lightning celebrate Game 6 win

TBL@DAL, Gm6: Lightning celebrate at buzzer

Cup Final, Gm6: The Lightning defeat the Stars in Game 6 to win the Stanley Cup Final and celebrate as the buzzer sounds

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The Tampa Bay Lightning needed an extra 3 1/2 months than they anticipated due to a global pandemic, but they exorcised any lingering demons from last season when they hoisted the Stanley Cup after a 2-0 win against the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Cup Final at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Monday.

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