SportsPulse: Mackenzie Salmons sits down with former NHL goalie and NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes to discuss the level of play during the Stanley Cup Finals= and whether or not the winner should have an asterisk in the record books.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are in position to capture their first Stanley Cup since 2004 as they play the Dallas Stars in Game 5 Saturday night in the Edmonton, Alberta, bubble.
A win would give them hockey’s biggest prize one year that were part of one of hockey’s biggest upsets, swept in the first round by the Columbus Blue Jackets after a record-tying 62-win season.
The Lightning took a 3-1 series lead Friday night when Kevin Shattenkirk scored at 6:34 of overtime.
Both teams will have little time to prepare. The NHL has scheduled the first back-to-back nights in the championship round since 2009.
The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates Kevin Shattenkirk’s Game 4 overtime winner against the Dallas Stars. (Photo: Perry Nelson, USA TODAY Sports)
A look at the potential clincher:
What to know about Game 5
Place: Rogers Place in Edmonton.
Time, TV, streaming: 8 p.m. ET, NBC. Streaming at https://www.nbcsports.com/live