Lightning vs. Stars Game 5: Live score, updates, highlights from Stanley Cup Final
Sporting News has all the action as Tampa Bay tries to close out the 2020 playoffs and win the Stanley Cup.
The 2019-20 season could officially come to an end Saturday night.
It has been more than 365 days since training camp and preseason games got underway, and now the Lightning are one win away from putting the final stamp on the season and win the Stanley Cup.
Tampa Bay took a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 5-4 overtime win in Game 4 less than 24 hours ago on a Kevin Shattenkirk power-play goal. Now it's looking for the clincher, but the organization doesn't hold the best record in Game 5s of a Final; the Lightning are 0-2 all-time.
This year's group did sweep its only other back-to-back set in the 2020 postseason, beating the Bruins in 4-3 in Game 2 of the second round and 7-1 the next night.
As for the Stars, they'll try to stave off elimination and keep their season — and bubble hockey — going without a few key cogs: Roope Hintz, Blake Comeau, Radek Faksa and, once again, Ben Bishop. Anton Khudobin will get the start in net for Rick Bowness' crew.
First period: Stars 1, Lightning 0
Second period: Lightning 1, Stars 1
Third period: Lightning 2, Stars 2
First overtime: Lightning 2, Stars 2
Second overtime: Stars 3, Lightning 2