DHis approximately 18,000 spectators at Tampa’s Amalie Arena went crazy. Every club, foot, or body that blocked the Montreal Canadiens’ shot was enthusiastically cheered—and then the Tampa Bay Chargers’ title defense was perfect. In front of their own fans, they can only watch the victory last September from a distance. Corona.
But now the season of the best ice hockey league in the world is over, and this time has to fight the pandemic to the end. The picture of the European Football Championship is the same: people embracing happiness in the stands and sweaty athletes on the court.
“These players have to work under the most difficult conditions. Not just last season, but also this season,” NHL boss Gary Bateman said before the handover on Wednesday night (local time). Stanley Cup Steven Stamkos, captain of the Chargers. “This is incredible. It’s a cliché, but no words,” Stammkos said after his 1-0 victory over the record champion with Roscolton’s goal. “This is great.”
52 games postponed
Since the introduction of the wage cap National Hockey League In 2005, only the Pittsburgh Penguins won this famous trophy for two consecutive years. For the Chargers, this is the third title in its history.
In the new division, there is no main round match between Canada and the United States, strict test teams, distance rules in the dressing room, and almost no freedom of movement in away games- Hockey League Attempts to take many measures during the pandemic to make this season possible, but encountered restrictions time and time again. The team broke out many times, 52 games had to be postponed due to the virus, of which a dozen games were postponed many times.
The effect can last until the final series, Montreal’s third and fourth games, the skating rink has only 3,500 fans, and Canadian authorities do not allow more. However, in Florida, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs in February, 24,385 spectators had entered the stadium, and the number of spectators in the playoffs increased.
After the success, the players and fans celebrated each other. A professional player in a blue jersey circled the ice one by one, holding the trophy high above his head to make himself celebrated. Alex Killorn was injured after being blocked in the first game and is no longer injured. He took a photo with the fans behind the plexiglass window in another lap of honor and looked at his national team. Victory said: Can I come back. But I will tell you when I get there. “
Pat Malone also received his applause-becoming the fourth player in league history to win the Stanley Cup for three consecutive years. In 2019, he won the trophy with the St. Louis Blues, and won the championship with the Chargers in 2020 and 2021. NHL boss Gary Bettman awarded the lightning goalkeeper Andrej Wassilewski the trophy for the most valuable player in the final series.
However, for the Canadians, after losing the fourth game in the fifth game of the final series, the season ended in great disappointment. As the team with the fewest main round wins among all the teams in the playoffs, they are weak in every series, but as time goes by, the Canadian team’s belief that the 28-year dry period is over is getting higher and higher. Since the 1993 NHL record champion won the last victory in 24 finals, no team in the home country of ice hockey has lifted the Stanley Cup. Next attempt: 2022. Maybe then NHL star Leon Dresettel will also work with his Edmonton Oilers.