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Duffer’s Dabbles: At Least Lightning And Canadiens Don’t Have To Face Red Wings



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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens have endured difficult times recently with the Detroit Red Wings.

Entering the Stanley Cup final, perhaps the best thing the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens have going for them right now is that neither will be required to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in order to lift Lord Stanley’s mug.

Overcoming the Red Wings isn’t going well for either team of late.

Tampa Bay enjoyed a long stretch of success against Detroit. The Wings ended up turning the tables late in the 2021season. The Wings have won three of their last five games against the Lightning.

Meanwhile, the 2019-20 NHL season saw Detroit sweeping all four games from the Canadiens. Those were the most recent meetings between the two teams.

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