There’s one final task between the Tampa Bay Lightning and their quest for a Stanley Cup repeat:
The Montreal Canadiens.
When the 2021 Stanley Cup Final kicks off on Monday, the Bolts’ attempt to be the NHL’s first back-to-back winners since the Penguins in 2016-17 will go through the league’s most storied franchise.
The Habs, winners of an NHL-record 24 Cups, aim to add even more to their hallowed trophy collection.
Here’s the schedule for the Stanley Cup Final between the Lightning and Canadiens:
Game 1: Mon, June 28, 8 p.m., Canadiens at Lightning
Game 2: Wed, June 30, 8 p.m. Canadiens at Lightning
Game 3: Fri, July 2, 8 p.m., Lightning at Canadiens
Game 4: Mon, July 5, 8 p.m., Lightning at Canadiens
Game 5: Wed, July 7, 8 p.m., Canadiens at Lightning*
Game 6: Fri, July 9, 8 p.m., Lightning at Canadiens*
Game 7: Sun, July 11, 7 p.m., Canadiens at Lightning*
* — If necessary