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Lightning strike: Beat Canadiens 6-3 in Game 3 of Cup Final

Posted at 11:14 PM, Jul 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-02 23:34:30-04

MONTREAL (AP) — Tyler Johnson and the quick-strike Tampa Bay Lightning are one win from defending their title following a 6-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning caught the Canadiens flat-footed by scoring twice in the opening minutes of each of the first two periods. They took a 3-0 series lead, with Game 4 at Montreal on Monday night. Johnson scored twice and Nikita Kurcherov and Victor Hedman each had a goal and assist. Jan Rutta and Blake Coleman, with an empty-netter, also scored for the Lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 31 shots