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Lightning look to take commanding 3-1 series lead over Stars Friday night

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Posted at 7:16 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 13:00:55-04

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to continue their momentum Friday night when they take on the Dallas Stars in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The Bolts have stormed back after losing Game 1 and won their next two to take a series lead.

Game 3 brought a pleasant surprise for Lightning fans as Steven Stamkos returned to the ice for the first time in months, and even scored a first period goal en route to a 5-2 win.

It was a moment that would give any Lightning fan chills.

In fact it was so exciting, a neighbor actually called law enforcement for a possible domestic disturbance, only to find out Lightning fans were screaming at their TV!

Stamkos' ice time was very limited Wednesday and he didn't have any shifts after the first period. The team says he will not play in Game 4, but isn't ruled out for the series.

In each of the last two games, the Bolts have jumped out to early leads and will hope to do the same Friday night.

In addition to the goal from Stamkos Wednesday, the Lightning goals came from the big marquee names you might expect: Kucherov, Point, Hedman and Palat.

In the past two games, Tampa Bay has also started to figure out Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin, scoring 8 goals in their last 60 shots.

On the other end of the ice, Andrei Vasilevskiy continues to shine, boasting a .924 save percentage in the past two games.

The Bolts could take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Stars Friday night at 8 p.m. in Edmonton.