Canadiens back in Stanley Cup Final after 28-year absence

The Montreal Canadiens are heading back to the Stanley Cup Final.

Artturi Lehkonen was able to get a shot past Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner to give the Canadiens the overtime victory in Game 6. Lehkonen had four shots on goal the entire night and the final shot was the most important one for Montreal.

The Canadiens’ scoring started in the first period when Shea Weber put the team up one goal. Vegas’ Reilly Smith would tied the game less than a minute later.

Montreal would go back up in the second period when Cole Caufield put together a nifty move in the neutral zone and fired a shot past Lehner. But even Carey Price’s most valiant efforts couldn’t keep Vegas from tying the game.

Lehner couldn’t keep the Canadiens at bay in overtime.

The Canadiens will head back to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1993. Montreal finished the season 24-21-11 with 59 points and finishing fourth in the NHL’s North Division. The uniqueness of the coronavirus-impacted season kept Montreal in Canada until this series with Vegas.

Now, Montreal is vying for a championship.