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Sports Time, TV, streaming info and players to watch as Stars, Lightning open Stanley Cup Final

16:11  19 september  2020
16:11  19 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Good, bad, strange of NHL Stanley Cup Final matchup between Lightning and Stars

  Good, bad, strange of NHL Stanley Cup Final matchup between Lightning and Stars The Stanley Cup Final will start Saturday and feature the Lightning and the Stars, two teams that should make for an interesting series.Last year's team finished with a record-tying 62 victories then was unceremoniously swept in the first round by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

[RELATED: Complete Stanley Cup Final coverage]. 8 p.m. ET. The usual fun at the end of warmups with Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin was not Tonight, Sergachev and Seguin were the last two players on the ice, and Sergachev looked over and saw his rival and likely just decided it wasn't worth

Here's all the info you need to watch a Stars vs Lightning NHL live stream today. Western Conference No. 3 seed the Dallas Stars take on Eastern Conference No. 2 seed the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final , with the best-of-seven series running until at least September 25

When Joe Pavelski was testing out free agency in the summer of 2019, he narrowed his choice to the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning because he thought they'd give him the best chance to win.

Dallas Stars stay alive in Stanley Cup final, beat Tampa Bay 3-2 in double OT

  Dallas Stars stay alive in Stanley Cup final, beat Tampa Bay 3-2 in double OT EDMONTON — The Dallas Stars are still alive in the Stanley Cup final, lead by two veterans who are simply refusing to let them lose. Corey Perry, age 35, scored two goals, including the winner in double overtime, to give the Stars a 3-2 win Saturday over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup final, forcing Game 6 Monday night. Perry jammed the puck past Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy at the 9:23 mark of the second extra period — butCorey Perry, age 35, scored two goals, including the winner in double overtime, to give the Stars a 3-2 win Saturday over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup final, forcing Game 6 Monday night.

this Stanley Cup Final . Teammate Corey Perry picked up the puck at game end and we can guess who will be getting it postgame in the Stars dressing If you're a fan of the game, you know the on-ice officials are constantly getting advice from players and coaches on what to watch and what to call.

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The former San Jose Sharks captain chose Dallas.

"I liked the goalies here," he told reporters Friday. "I liked the structure defensively. They played a lot of one-goal games. They didn’t give up a lot of goals. … And there’s some high-end talent on this team, too."

a man that is standing in the snow: Stars center Joe Pavelski plays in a January game against the Lightning. © Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports Stars center Joe Pavelski plays in a January game against the Lightning.

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Pavelski will learn if he made the right choice as the Stars and Lightning face off during the Stanley Cup Final, starting Saturday night.

What to know about Game 1

Place: Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta.

Time, TV, streaming: 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC. Streaming at https://www.nbcsports.com/live

Dallas Stars stay alive in Stanley Cup final, beat Tampa Bay 3-2 in double OT

  Dallas Stars stay alive in Stanley Cup final, beat Tampa Bay 3-2 in double OT EDMONTON — The Dallas Stars are still alive in the Stanley Cup final, lead by two veterans who are simply refusing to let them lose. Corey Perry, age 35, scored two goals, including the winner in double overtime, to give the Stars a 3-2 win Saturday over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup final, forcing Game 6 Monday night. Perry jammed the puck past Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy at the 9:23 mark of the second extra period — butCorey Perry, age 35, scored two goals, including the winner in double overtime, to give the Stars a 3-2 win Saturday over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup final, forcing Game 6 Monday night.

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How they got here: The Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, Boston Bruins and New York Islanders, going 12-4 overall. The Stars beat the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights, going 12-6.

Previous trips to the final: Dallas, 1999 and 2000, winning in 1999; Tampa Bay, 2004 and 2015, winning in 2004.

Season series: The Stars won both meetings in overtime.

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PREDICTIONS: Who will win the series?

SCHEDULES: Dates, TV and results

STYLE: Both teams turn defense into offense

Players to watch

Stars offense: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Pavelski, Alexander Radulov (four game-winning goals) and Corey Perry are the veterans, but the Stars also have been getting big games from their youngsters. Denis Gurianov had a four-goal game and Joel Kiviranta had a hat trick in series-clinching games.

Lightning offense: Nikita Kucherov was the 2018-19 Hart Trophy winner and after a disappointing playoffs that year, he's leading in postseason scoring (26 points). "He obviously has a lot of points, but I think his overall game, his backchecking, his attention to detail, his physicality, making the right plays at the right time, Kuch, he’s a force up front," defenseman Victor Hedman said. Brayden Point scored two overtime goals in the first round and is right behind Kucherov with 25 points. Lots of skill up and down the lineup.

Bubble hockey champs: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas Stars 2-0, win Stanley Cup

  Bubble hockey champs: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas Stars 2-0, win Stanley Cup EDMONTON — The Tampa Bay Lightning are the 2020 Stanley Cup champions, hoisting the NHL's championship trophy Monday in a near-empty Rogers Place to cap off a surreal, bifurcated, bubbled hockey season for the ages. Brayden Point and Blake Coleman scored the goals and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 22 shots for his first career playoff shutout in a 2-0 win, giving Tampa Bay a 4-2 triumph in the best-of-seven series. The Lightning players exploded off the bench as the seconds ticked to zero, tossing sticks and gloves and swarming Vasilevskiy, their whoops and hollers echoing off the empty seats and capacious tarps.

Stars ’ 4-GOAL night helps in game 1 victory over lightning in stanley cup final . Dallas’ fate was essentially sealed when the team All three goals were shot in less than four minutes and Monday’s game marked the first time in seven games that Tampa Bay scored the opening goal.

"He's still rehabbing," Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois said during Stanley Cup Final media day Friday. Stamkos participated in drills with the top power- play unit during training camp in July but did not participate in a full practice until after the Lightning arrived in Toronto, the hub city for

Stars defense: Their mobile defense is a strength, led by Miro Heiskanen, who has 22 postseason points at age 21, and veteran John Klingberg.

Lightning defense: Hedman (nine goals) is a perennial Norris Trophy candidate and Kevin Shattenkirk and Mikhail Sergachev also bring offense. Tampa Bay added physical defensemen Zach Bogosian and Luke Schenn this season.

Stars goalie: Anton Khudobin, 34, assumed the starting role after an injury to Ben Bishop. He has been hot with a .950 save percentage against Vegas in the Western Conference final.

Lightning goalie: Andrei Vasilevskiy won the Vezina Trophy last season and is a finalist this season. He played in the 2015 final.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Time, TV, streaming info and players to watch as Stars, Lightning open Stanley Cup Final


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a person holding a stop sign is covered with snow: Sept. 17: Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy celebrates Tampa Bay's 2-1 win against the New York Islanders after Anthony Cirelli's overtime goal in Game 6.

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