Actualité – Tampa Bay finally, some small stories

Lightning returns to the Stanley Cup final with 15 players who reported the championship with the team last year, including 13 who also won with the club in 2020 (Erik Cernak |, Anthony Cirelli, Victor Hedman, Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov, Pat Maroon, Ryan McDonagh, Ondrej Palat, Brayden Point, Jan Rutta, Mikhail Sergachev, Steven Stamkos et Andrei Vasilevskiy). The two players who only won in 2021 are Ross Colton et Cal Footetandas que Zach Bogosian 2020 is not over yet.

Five Lightning players who wore the uniform this post-season are in search of their first Stanley Cup: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Brian Elliott, Brandon Hagel, Riley Nash et Nicholas Paul. Among these players, only Bellemare (2018 with VGK) participated in a final. The only Cup winner on the Tampa Bay roster who has not played a match in the final is Cal Foote.

* Pat Maroon (18 GP), Victor Hedman (17 GP), Nikita Kucherov (17 GP), Ondrej Palat (17 GP), Ryan McDonagh (16 GP), Corey Perry (16 GP), Alex Killorn (13 GP) et Andrei Vasilevskiy (13 GP) can all reach 20 career matches in the final. The only active players to have participated in 20 matches or more are Sidney Crosby (25 GP), Evgeni Malkin (25 GP), Patrice Bergeron (20 GP), Zdeno Chara (20 GP) et Brad Marchand (20 GP).

* Pat Maroon (2019 STL, 2020 TBL, 2021 TBL) could become the fourth player in LNH history to win the Stanley Cup in four consecutive seasons with multiple clubs – only Ed Litzenberger (4x; 1961 CHI, 1962 TOR, 1963 TOR, 1964 TOR), From McDonald’s (4x; 1958 MTL, 1959 MTL, 1960 MTL, 1961 CHI) at Eddie Gerard (4x; 1920 SEN, 1921 SEN, 1922 TSP, 1923 SEN) did it. The last time an LNH player won four consecutive titles, no matter the circumstances, was during the Islanders period, where 16 players won the four cups (15 pitchers and one goalkeeper).

* Corey Perry, who won the Stanley Cup alone with Anaheim in 2007, last year was the third player in LNH’s history to pass more than 15 years without winning a Cup. Seoul Chris Chelios (1986 MTL and 2002 DET) et Mark Recchi (1991 PIT and 2006 CAR) I’ll do it.

* Corey Perry (2007 with ANA, 2020 with DAL, 2021 with MTL) is on the verge of becoming the seventh player in LNH history to play at least one final match for four different franchises, after Al Arbor, Paul Coffey, From McDonald’s, Larry Hillman, Darryl Sydor et Martin Gelinas. Perry could also become the second player in LNH history to report a match with a team after losing to her in the previous final – he will join as well Billy Carrollwho played for the Islanders in 1984 against the Oilers before joining Edmonton and winning with them in 1985.

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