TAMPA, Fla. / NHL — For the first time since the 2018 playoffs, the Lightning got to celebrate a series-clinching win on home ice with their fans.
After securing an early lead over the Cats, Tampa Bay put on a defensive line in front of Andrei Vasilevskiy to eliminate the Panthers with a 4-0 shutout win.
For the second-straight game, Tampa Bay led 1-0 through 20 minutes, with the goal coming on their first shot of the night, according to NHL.com.
Unlike Game 5 where the Bolts snagged a lead and lost it, Tampa Bay doubled their advantage on a second power play advantage.
In the first...