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2021 Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Open Thread

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NHL: DEC 28 Canadiens at Lightning Photo by Tim Larson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The 2021 Stanley Cup Final kicks off tonight between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Montreal is coming off of an incredible feat after taking down the Vegas Golden Knights in the Semifinals round, meanwhile Tampa Bay is fresh off of a thrilling Game 7 win over the New York Islanders.

Where to Watch

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: Amalie Arena (Tampa, FL)

Series: Tied 0-0

Television: NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, Sportsnet

Projected Lineups

Tampa Bay Lightning

Ondrej Palat - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - Steven Stamkos
Barclay Goodrow - Yanni Gourde - Blake Coleman
Patrick Maroon - Tyler Johnson - Ross Colton

Victor Hedman - Jan Rutta
Ryan McDonagh - Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev - David Savard

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Montreal Canadiens

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

Carey Price