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Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 5 Preview

Alex Jones
06 Jul 2021
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 5 Preview

5th leg of the final. Canadiens are still alive

The battle for the Stanley Cup continues this Thursday, with the Canadiens highly motivated after their win in overtime against Tampa Bay this Tuesday. The goal scored by Josh Anderson keeps the hopes alive in the Habs’ camp. Meanwhile, the atmosphere inside the Bell Centre arena was electric. Josh Andersson gave the lead to Habs with a goal scored in the 16th minute of the 1st period. Canadiens were dominating the game when Barclay Goodrow equalized 2 minutes before the 2nd period ends. The third period was a true battle. Alexander Romanov scored for Canadiens from a long-range in the 9th minute. While Patrick Maroon equalized everything to send the game to OT. Carey Price was decisive with his saves during OT. Also, the posts saved the Canadiens three times from conceding. After a rebound, Josh Andersson scored a fantastic goal, giving the first victory to the Habs in this final series. Will the Bolts forget this loss and come back to the victory this Thursday to lift the Stanley Cup? We invite you not to miss the 5th leg of the Stanley Cup final.


Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens count 70 head-to-head games. Yesterday, Canadians took their 31st victory against 39 victories of Tampa Bay. After seven consecutive wins of Tampa Bay, here comes a win for the Canadiens. It has been more than two years since Canadiens won for the last time against Tampa Bay. The goals scored average is 2.5 goals/match for Canadiens and 2.9 goals/match for Tampa Bay.

Injury Updates

Like in previous games for Tampa Bay against Canadiens, Marian Gaborik will miss even tonight due to his back injury. Another player that will miss tonight will be Anders Nilsson due to a concussion. Alexander Killorn is suffering a foot injury and will be in doubt for the next game. For Canadiens, the only absence will be Jonathan Drouin. He has left the squad since 28th April due to personal reasons, and still no news for his comeback. 

Prediction and Odds

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Tampa Bay lost their first chance to be the Stanley Cup winner for the 2nd time in a row, as they lost the 4th leg 3-2. This time they will play at home and chances to lift the trophy this time are big. The Bolts have satisfactory results at home, five wins in their last five games. With 21 goals scored and four conceded. It would not be easy for Canadiens that have negative results, playing away with two wins and three losses in their last five games. Even though they achieved a big win against Tampa Bay last game, it seems difficult for Canadians to hold the fury of Bolts.

All hockey fans are invited to watch the 5th leg of the big final Livestream on

C+ France, DAZN Deutsch, Match TV, Nova Sport 1 (Cze), Sport 1 (Cze), Sport 1+ (Ger), SportKlub , Sport TV (Por), TV10, TV3 (Den), TVP Sport, Viaplay  Voyo, V Sport Hockey

Also, you can watch Livestream even on betting sites like Bet365, William Hill, Unibet, or 1xbet.

Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning to win this game with HA -1.5 (2.30)

Game Information

  • Date: Jul 8, 2021
  • Time: 02:00 AM (CET)
  • Venue: Amalie Arena (Tampa)
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