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Stanley Cup Semifinals Series Tied on Both Ends

Hockey

The GIST: Sorry, Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens are facing their biggest challenge: the Vegas Golden Knights.

June 21, 2021
AP PHOTO/DAVID ZALUBOWSKI
AP PHOTO/DAVID ZALUBOWSKI

The series: The Golden Knights tied the series 2-2 with a 2โ€“1 overtime (OT) win last night, proving that their decision to replace starting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, after a disastrous mishap on Friday, with backup Robin Lehner was worth it. 

  • Though Montreal opened the scoring with this beauty, it was Vegas who had the last laugh, with Quebec-native Nicolas Roy notching the game-winner just 1 minute and 18 seconds into OT. Tough. Game 5โ€™s back in Vegas tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET.
  • BTW, Habsโ€™ head coach Dominique Ducharme will likely miss the rest of the series as he recovers from COVID-19, but weโ€™re happy to watch assistant Luke Richardson lead the team while doing it for his daughter Daron

The other series: Meanwhile, the reigning Stanley Cup champs, the Tampa Bay Lightning, are facing their own pesky challenge in the New York Islanders. After the Isles won Game 4 on Saturday, the series is tied 2-2 heading into Game 5 tonight at 8 p.m. ET.