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Tampa Bay Lightning eliminates Montreal Canadiens with 4-1 Game 6 win
Tampa Bay Lightning eliminates Montreal Canadiens with 4-1 Game 6 win

Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Steven Stamkos scored his third goal of the playoffs for the Lightning, who closed out the second-round series in six games after Montreal fought off elimination in Games 4 and 5. “This was our Game 7 tonight,” Stamkos said. “This is the biggest game of the playoffs for us and we responded.” Kucherov finished with six goals in the series. Ondrej Palat also had a goal and assist for Tampa Bay, which played without forward Ryan Callahan, who had an emergency appendectomy on Monday...

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