The Tampa Bay Lightning were less than seven minutes away from taking victory laps with the Stanley Cup hoisted above their heads for the second time in franchise history over the weekend. However, the Dallas Stars posted a 3-2 victory in double overtime. They hope to send the 2020 Stanley Cup Final to a decisive seventh game when they take on the Lightning in Game 6 on Monday. Opening faceoff from Rogers Place in Edmonton is set for 8 p.m. ET.
Joe Pavelski scored with 6:45 remaining in the third period of Game 5 to keep alive Dallas’ hopes, while fellow veteran Corey Perry completed his two-goal performance at 9:23 of the second overtime, preventing Tampa Bay from celebrating. The Lightning had won three consecutive contests after suffering a surprising defeat in the series-opener. Tampa Bay is the -160 favorite in the latest Lightning vs. Stars odds from William Hill,