Game 2 Date, TV, Programming, Streaming, More
We’ve got you covered heading into Game 2 of the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Final.
All eyes will be on Amalie Arena tonight as the Montreal Canadiens look to tie this series after losing Game 1 in a difficult 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, who landed the first big blow. of the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Final. .
The Bolts looked every inch the juggernaut they are in Game 1, and the defending champions proved why the playoff experience is so vital after taking care of a seemingly baffled Habs team. for the time being.
This series is only just beginning, however, and the Canadiens have weathered playoff adversity having already lost Game 1 of the semifinals to the Vegas Golden Knights before winning the series in six, as they had overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round.
With the nervousness on the sidelines the Canadians should be better prepared heading into Game 2 and if they can get back to what has made them so successful and difficult to face so far in this playoffs then we should have a sacred contest on our hands.
Let us break it all down for you with everything you need to know …
2021 NHL Stanley Cup Final: 2: TV, programming, live streaming, more
Wednesday June 30, 2021
8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay
NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS
970 WFLA-AM (Tampa Bay) / TSN Radio 690 (Montreal)
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Here are the lineups planned for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens ahead of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ondrej Palat – Brayden Point – Nikita Kucherov
Tyler Johnson – Anthony Cirelli – Steven Stamkos
Barclay Goodrow – Yanni Gourde – Blake Coleman
Pat Maroon – Ross Colton – Mathieu Joseph
Victor Hedman – Jan Rutta
Ryan McDonagh – Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev – David Savard
Striped: Luke Schenn, Alex Barre-Boulet, Boris Katchouk, Taylor Raddysh, Gemel Smith, Mitchell Stephens, Daniel Walcott, Fredrik Claesson, Cal Foote, Ben Thomas, Christopher Gibson, Spencer Martin
Injured: Alex Killorn (undisclosed)
Artturi Lehkonen – Phillip Danault – Brendan Gallagher
Tyler Toffoli – Nick Suzuki – Cole Caufield
Paul Byron – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Josh Anderson
Joel Armia – Eric Staal – Corey Perry
Ben Chiarot – Shea Weber
Joel Edmundson – Jeff Petry
Erik Gustafsson – Jon Merrill
Striped: Jake Evans, Cale Fleury, Alexander Romanov, Lukas Vejdemo, Laurent Dauphin, Jesse Ylonen, Alex Belzile, Xavier Ouellet, Otto Leskinen, Michael Frolik, Brett Kulak, Tomas Tatar, Cayden Primeau, Charlie Lindgren, Michael McNiven
Tale of the Band
Catch up on some key stats ahead of Game 2:
Record: Tampa Bay Lightning – 13-6 / Montreal Canadiens – 12-6
Objectives for: Tampa Bay Lightning – 63 / Montreal Canadiens – 44
Goals against: Tampa Bay Lightning – 38 / Montreal Canadiens – 42
Power play%: Tampa Bay Lightning – 37.5% / Montreal Canadiens – 20.0%
% of penalties killed: Tampa Bay Lightning – 83.6% / Montreal Canadiens – 91.8%
Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Officers:
- Nikita Kucherov: 30 points (7G, 23A)
- Brayden Point: 23 points (14 D, 9 A)
- Steven Stamkos: 18 points (8 G, 10 A)
- Alex Killorn: 17 points (8 G, 9 A)
- Victor Hedman: 16 points (1 D, 15 A)
Montreal Canadiens playoff leaders
- Tyler Toffoli: 14 points (5G, 9A)
- Nick Suzuki: 13 points (5G, 8A)
- Cole Caufield: 9 points (4 D, 5 A)
- Corey Perry: 9 points (3 D, 6 A)
- Joël Armia: 8 points (5 D, 3 A)
Tampa Bay Lightning
Andrei Vasilevskiy had a fairly calm Game 1, stopping 18 of the 19 shots he faced and doing his job whenever asked. However, the 2018-19 Vézina Trophy winner didn’t have much to do for big chunks of the game, especially in the third period when the Montreal Canadiens recorded just five shots on goal.
That should be a different story in Game 2. While the Canadiens hope to split the series before returning to Canada for Game 3, their forwards will play with more urgency and some of their young guns, including Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield. , should be more focused after appearing overwhelmed by the opportunity in Game 1.
As such, Vasilevskiy will most likely face a lot more rubber tonight and he could have to deal with a lot of traffic, so he will have to stand on his head and prepare for a busy night if the Bolts are to take the lead. control. The 2-0 series leads to Montreal on Friday.
Tyler toffoli is one of the few Canadiens players to win a Stanley Cup with the LA Kings in 2013-14, and he’ll need to use that knowledge of what it takes to win this time of year to help his youngsters line mates.
In the second row with Suzuki and Caufield – the latter still a rookie – Toffoli is the veteran of this trio and having seen his young teammates struggle with the scale of the opportunity in the first game, he will have to set an example.
He will also have to carry the offensive burden of a Canadiens team that struggled to generate offense on Monday and, having been acquired for his scoring and scoring ability, Toffoli is expected to be his offensive anchor. team in Match 2 and if his line can have a big night out, that could make the difference in Montreal making it a tied series.
Tampa Bay Lightning
It was a tough night overall for the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1, but I’m expecting a rebound in Game 2 tonight, especially from Carey Price who will have a monster game to completely stop what is a explosive attack from Tampa.
He’ll need his teammates to wake up offensively, which I think they will do, and Montreal will return to the style of hockey that got them to this point in the first place, which will mean the end of this series before Game 3 to Montreal. Friday.