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L 1-2
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W 2-1
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'Hit 'em!' Stars hammer Tampa 4-1 to open Stanley Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Dallas Stars players on the bench yelled at their teammates, "Hit 'em!" They did, over and over, the body checks and the shouts easily heard throughout an arena left empty because of the pandemic for this most unusual Stanley Cup Final.

The well-rested Stars came out and hammered the banged-up Tampa Bay Lightning, taking it to them for two periods and relying on goaltender Anton Khudobin to close the door in the third to win 4-1 Saturday night for a 1-0 lead. By the time the talented Lightning got rolling, it was too late.

"I don't even know if you need to take a shower after the first two periods," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "They came out, they were skating and I think we probably dipped our toes in the water a little bit and watched them skate around for a bit."

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Leaders
Points: N. Kucherov85
Plus/Minus: A. Cirelli28
Shots on Goal: N. Kucherov210
PIM: B. Goodrow97
Win: A. Vasilevskiy35
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 243 (1)
Shots: 2176 (18)
PP%: 23.2% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 723 (4)
Assists: 414 (1)
SH Goals: 6 (16)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Boston 44 14 12 100
x-Tampa Bay 43 21 6 92
x-Toronto 36 25 9 81
x-Florida 35 26 8 78
x-Montreal 31 31 9 71
Buffalo 30 31 8 68
Ottawa 25 34 12 62
Detroit 17 49 5 39
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 194 (22)
Shots Against: 2165 (17)
PK%: 81.4% (14)
Penalty Minutes: 690 (4)
Shutouts: 4 (15)
Sv%: 0.910 (9)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/12 A. Killorn Suspension Over
9/10 A. Killorn Suspended One game by NHL for boarding
9/9 A. Green Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
8/15 O. Sosunov Waived For purpose of being released
7/26 G. Smith Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
7/26 A. Barre-Boulet Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
7/26 L. Witkowski Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
7/26 S. Martin Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
7/26 C. Foote Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
7/17 S. Day Signed as Free Agent One-year, two-way contract
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