The 2022 Stanley Cup Final teams are set with the Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the Colorado Avalanche. The Lightning had to go through the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs to reach the Cup Final. The Avalanche had to take down the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators in the West playoffs. With the two teams set, we’re going to go over who was in the Cup Final last season.
2021 Stanley Cup Final
Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Montreal Canadiens 4-1
The Lightning are in their third straight Stanley Cup Final. Tampa Bay won in five games in 2021, defeating the Canadiens. The Lightning were very much expected to be there after winning in 2020 as well. Montreal, not so much. The Habs were a surprise team in the Cup, widely due to the Pandemic.
The Canadiens played in the North Division comprised of all the Canadian NHL teams. Montreal defeated Toronto in the first round after being down 3-1. The Habs then swept the Winnipeg Jets before upsetting the Vegas Golden Knights in seven games in the Conference Finals. The Canadiens scored a total of eight goals in five games against the Lightning.