Bolts end Habs' improbable run, repeat as Stanley Cup champions
Tampa Bay won the title again after dispatching the Dallas Stars over six games in the 2019-20 final in the Edmonton bubble.
Montreal was vying for its first Stanley Cup victory since 1993, and the Canadian club was making its first appearance in the championship round since that year.
The Canadiens had the worst record among postseason squads this year, but they upset the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and Vegas Golden Knights en route to the Stanley Cup Final.
Tampa Bay rookie Ross Colton scored the lone goal of Game 5 in the second period.
The Lightning reached the final for the third time in seven years after the Chicago Blackhawks vanquished them over six games in 2015.