Anton Khudobin G DAL
Mon 9/28/20 11:47 PM
Khudobin stopped 27 of 29 shots Monday in a 2-0 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 6.
Khudobin was rock-solid from beginning to end and single-handedly kept the Stars alive for two-plus periods while Tampa Bay dominated play. The 34-year-old netminder had some bumps along the way but was mostly steady during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, going 14-10 with a 2.69 GAA and .917 save percentage.
Zach Bogosian D TB
Mon 9/28/20 11:42 PM
Bogosian (undisclosed) logged one assist and led the team with five hits in Monday's 2-0 win over Dallas in Game 6.
Bogosian had been out of the lineup since the series opener but returned Monday and received just over 19 minutes playing time. The 30-year-old had five assists and 12 PIM in 20 playoff games.
Victor Hedman D TB
Mon 9/28/20 11:38 PM
Hedman had an assist with two shots, two PIM and two blocks in Monday's 2-0 win over Dallas in Game 6.
Hedman drew an assist on Brayden Point's power-play goal in the first period and went on to log a team-leading 25:01 of ice time. The veteran defenseman was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP, beating out Point, after collecting 10 goals and 22 points with a plus-13 rating and 82 shots in his 25 games.
Brayden Point C TB
Mon 9/28/20 11:34 PM
Point scored a goal on two shots and won 12 of 16 faceoffs (75.0 percent) in a 2-0 win over Dallas on Monday in Game 6.
Point opened the scoring with a first-period power-play goal, following his own shot and knocking home the rebound with 7:37 left in the frame. The goal, Point's league-leading 14th of the playoffs, proved to be the Cup-clinching strike. The 24-year-old finished the series on a five-game point streak, with five goals and three assists during that stretch. Point was the runner-up in voting for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP after amassing 33 points in 22 games.
Blake Coleman LW TB
Mon 9/28/20 11:28 PM
Coleman scored a goal on a team-leading five shots in Monday's 2-0 win over Dallas in Game 6. He also chipped in with four hits.
Coleman gave the Lightning a 2-0 cushion when he converted a one-timer from the right faceoff circle 7:01 into the second period. It was his first goal of the Stanley Cup Finals and snapped his seven-game goal drought. A trade deadline acquisition from New Jersey, Coleman notched 13 points in his 25 playoff games and added length to the Tampa Bay lineup in his bottom-six role.
Andrei Vasilevskiy G TB
Mon 9/28/20 11:10 PM
Vasilevskiy registered 22 saves in Monday's 2-0 win over Dallas in Game 6.
Vasilevskiy entered the night with an .896 save percentage in the series and responded with his first shutout of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He actually faced a rather light workload for much of Monday's game -- Dallas had just 10 shots on goal midway through the third period -- but answered the bell when the Stars finally pressed in the latter stages. Vasilevskiy went 18-7 in the postseason with a sparkling 1.90 GAA, .927 save percentage and three shutouts.
DTDLuke Schenn D TB
Mon 9/28/20 8:01 PM
Schenn (undisclosed) is not expected to suit up against the Stars for Game 6 on Monday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
While it appears that head coach Jon Cooper is going to tinker with the lineup a bit, Schenn will still be unavailable; whether he's a healthy scratch or unfit to play is still unknown. The 30-year-old defenseman hasn't played since Game 1 against Dallas on Sept. 19.
Zach Bogosian D TB
Mon 9/28/20 7:58 PM
Bogosian (undisclosed) was on the ice for warmups and is expected to rejoin the lineup for Monday's Game 6 against Dallas, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Bogosian last suited up for Game 1 against the Stars on Sep. 19, but it appears he'll get back in the lineup with a chance to clinch the championship in Game 6. The big-bodied blueliner hasn't recorded a point since Aug. 26 against Boston, but he's racked up 22 hits in nine games since then.
Andrej Sekera D DAL
Mon 9/28/20 7:52 PM
Sekera (undsiclosed) was on the ice for warmups and is expected to suit up for Monday's Game 6 tilt with the Lightning, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Sekera was banged up in the Game 5 victory Saturday but appears to be fit for action. The 34-year-old blueliner has averaged 14:48 of ice time while recording just one assist since the NHL returned to play in August.
Andrei Vasilevskiy G TB
Mon 9/28/20 7:48 PM
Vasilevskiy will draw the start for Game 6 against Dallas on Monday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Vasilevskiy was solid in the Game 5 loss, stopping 30 of 33 shots, but he ultimately took the double-overtime loss. In the series, he's sporting a brutal .896 save percentage despite a respectable 2.52 GAA. The 26-year-old will look to close the series out Monday and avoid a Game 7 on Wednesday.