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2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final: September 21 schedule, how to watch on TV

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Tampa looks to even the series in Game 2 on Monday night.

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Lightning will look to even the 2020 Stanley Cup Final at one game apiece when they meet the Stars for Game on Monday night in Edmonton.

Despite sizeable deficits in multiple statistical categories, Dallas took Game 1 by a 4-1 score on Saturday night. Goals from Jamie Oleksiak and Joel Kiviranta in the second period broke a 1-1 deadlock, with Jason Dickinson adding an empty-net tally in the third period. Tampa owned a 27-11 shot advantage during 5-on-5 play according to Natural Stat Trick, and also owned a 55-35 advantage in shot attempts, and a 21-19 advantage in scoring chances. However, Dallas did own an 8-6 advantage in high-danger chances, suggesting that the Stars may have effectively limited the quality of the Lightning’s time in the offensive zone.

Much of the drama for Game 2 centers on availability of a few key players, including Tampa captain Steven Stamkos. Coach Jon Cooper remained vague during his media session on Monday afternoon:

Dallas forward Roope Hintz, who was injured after blocking a shot in the third period of Game 1, is expected to play, according to Stars coach Rick Bowness.

Monday, Sept. 21

Dallas at Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS)

*All times Central