Lightning defeat Stars to capture 2020 Stanley Cup

The oddest NHL season in history ended Monday with the Tampa Bay Lightning defeating the Dallas Stars, 2-0, to capture the Stanley Cup.

Brayden Point and Blake Coleman scored for the Lightning, who clinched the series in six games for the franchise’s second Stanley Cup and first since 2004.

Star defenseman Victor Hedman won the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP.

The Lightning were always heavy favorites to win it all, even after the season was halted in March due to coronavirus.

The NHL returned in August, and featured a play-in round before the postseason began in Edmonton and Toronto in a bubble-like atmosphere without any fans in attendance. The final round took place in Edmonton.

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