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Sports Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars had great playoff runs; what awaits this offseason?

15:29  29 september  2020
15:29  29 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey. Brayden Point scored his playoff -best 14th goal and the The Stars simply ran out of gas after injuries piled up. Tampa Bay had Point and No2 center Anthony Cirelli playing hurt this time, didn’t have injured captain Steven Stamkos for

The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning have had their core together for years and hope to be able to carry that forward.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning won the National Hockey League' s Stanley Cup for the second time in franchise history with a 2-0 win over the Dallas The entire Stanley Cup Final was held in Edmonton, one of two Canadian hub cities for the playoffs , to help limit travel and minimize COVID-19 risks.

The Dallas Stars have been counted out many times this postseason, and Joe keeps on getting the late goals, and Perry played a great game [Saturday].” Dallas still has an uphill climb, and Tampa Bay is confident in its ability to rebound and has been in similar situation before during these playoffs .

Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, Yanni Gourde, Tyler Johnson, Alex Killorn, Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh and Andrei Vasilevskiy are signed long-term and Brayden Point has two years left on his deal before he becomes a restricted free agent.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will have to negotiate with defenseman Mikhail Sergachev this offseason. © Perry Nelson, USA TODAY Sports The Tampa Bay Lightning will have to negotiate with defenseman Mikhail Sergachev this offseason.

Even a couple newcomers, Blake Coleman and Barclay Goodrow, are signed next season.

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But defense could be an issue, with Mikhail Sergachev due a raise as a restricted free agent. Erik Cernak is also restricted.

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"We had a lot of guys, they're in the fight. That' s what we're asking for. I scored the winner, but it could have Anton Khudobin made 39 saves for the Stars , who had lost three games in a row since a "Anytime you lose a game in the playoffs , you're disappointed," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are confident they'll rebound against the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final in Edmonton on Monday (8 p.m "At the end of the day, that' s what the playoffs are about. You're not going to win every time," he said. "We just have to go out there and play our best

Kevin Shattenkirk, who signed after being bought out by the New York Rangers and scored in overtime in Game 4, is an unrestricted free agent. So is Zach Bogosian.

They'll also have to re-sign restricted free agent forward Anthony Cirelli. Back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Pat Maroon is unrestricted.

The Lightning's projected cap hit is about $76 million, according to capfriendly.com, and the salary cap for next season is flat at $81.5 million.

The runner-up Dallas Stars have a projected $66 million cap hit, but have players to re-sign.

Goaltender Ben Bishop is signed for another three years, but he has had injury issues, including this postseason. Anton Khudobin played admirably in Bishop's absence, and he is an unrestricted free agent.

Other unrestricted free agents include defenseman Andrej Sekera and forward Corey Perry.

Forwards Denis Gurianov, Radek Faksa and Roope Hintz are restricted.

Defenseman Miro Heiskanen, who had a breakout postseason, will be in the final year of his entry-level contract next season, so the Stars could try to negotiate an extension with the 21-year-old.

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Tampa Bay has been clinical in its attack in the overtime. The Lightning have had the only three shots of the It has seemed like Dallas has been on the ropes lots, but they tied the game late and are not Neither has played in the playoffs but it' s likely one makes his first playoff appearance tonight.

Stars defensemen have combined for 67 points (17 goals, 50 assists) in 26 postseason games, the second-most in one playoff season by any team, behind the 77 points (19 goals, 58 assists) scored by Tampa Bay forward Brayden Point had two assists in Game 5, his third straight multipoint game.

Interim coach Rick Bowness, 65, and the Stars will decide if he'll assume the full-time job after he replaced fired Jim Montgomery during the season. General manager Jim Nill said earlier that Bowness has earned the right.

"I still have the passion to compete," Bowness said after Monday's loss. "I still have the passion to coach. ... I've always told my family that on the day I wake up and I don't want to go to the rink, then I know the passion's gone. We're not there yet. I'm just going to keep pushing."

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