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Eastern Conference semifinals: Lightning vs. Canadiens

TAMPA, Fla. -- Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Steven Stamkos scored his third goal of the playoffs for the Lightning, who closed out the second-round series in six games after Montreal fought off elimination in Games 4 and 5.

Kucherov finished with six goals in the series.

Ondrej Palat also had a goal and assist for Tampa Bay, which played without forward Ryan Callahan, who had an emergency appendectomy on Monday night.

Ben Bishop stopped 18 shots to outperform Carey Price, who finished with 24 saves.

The Lightning, who won nine of 11 meetings against the Canadians this season including playoffs, will face either the Rangers or Washington Capitals in the conference finals.

Those teams meet in Game 7 of their second-round series on Wednesday night.

TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: Ben Bishop #30
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save on Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 12, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: A Tampa Bay
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: A Tampa Bay Lightning fan dressed as an astronaut cheers in front of Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 12, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: Nikita Kucherov #86
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal with Ondrej Palat #18 against the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 12, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: Carey Price #31
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a save against Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 12, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: Nikita Kucherov #86
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning (C) celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with teammates Tyler Johnson #9, Jason Garrison #5, Ondrej Palat #18, and Braydon Coburn #55 in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 12, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) and
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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) and Steven Stamkos (91) lead their team onto the ice for the pre-game warm ups before taking on the Montreal Canadiens for Game 6 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Tampa, Fla. (Dirk Shadd/The Tampa Bay Times via AP) TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO TODAY OUT

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) takes
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) takes down Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) during the first period of Game 6 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, second
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, second from right, of Russia, scores past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) as defenseman Alexei Emelin (74), of Russia, watches during the first period of Game 6 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec (14), of the
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Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec (14), of the Czech Republic, gets the puck after Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), of the Czech Republic, knocked down Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher (11) in front of Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) during the first period of Game 6 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson, right wing
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson, right wing Nikita Kucherov, left wing Ondrej Palat and defenseman Braydon Coburn celebrate after Kucherov scored a goal during the first period of Game 6 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86),
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, leads teammates Tyler Johnson (9) and Ondrej Palat (18), of the Czech Republic, to the bench after scoring past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during the first period of Game 6 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86)
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrates as he beats Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) to score the first goal of the game during the first period of Game 6 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Tampa, Fla.(Dirk Shadd/The Tampa Bay Times via AP) TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO TODAY OUT

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86)
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) beats Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) to score during the first period of Game 6 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Tampa, Fla.(Dirk Shadd/The Tampa Bay Times via AP) TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO TODAY OUT

Montreal Canadiens right wing Brandon Prust (8) scores
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Montreal Canadiens right wing Brandon Prust (8) scores in front of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (obscured), of Russia, during the third period of Game 4 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, May 7, 2015. The Canadiens won 6-2.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Alex Killorn #17
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Alex Killorn #17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning takes a shot on Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 7, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn,center, flies through
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn,center, flies through the air after being sandwiched between Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller, left, of Denmark, and P.K. Subban, right, during the first period of Game 4 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov, center, of Russia,
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov, center, of Russia, is called for a cross-check after hitting Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan, left, during the first period of Game 4 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Montreal Canadiens right wing P.A. Parenteau, left, watches
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Montreal Canadiens right wing P.A. Parenteau, left, watches as a shot by defenseman Jeff Petry gets past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy,right, of Russia, during the second period of Game 4 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Alexei Emelin #74
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Alexei Emelin #74 of the Montreal Canadiens collides with Jonathan Drouin #27 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 7, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

A pair of Montreal Canadiens fans dance among
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A pair of Montreal Canadiens fans dance among a sea of Tampa Bay Lightning fans during second period of Game 4 NHL second round playoff hockey action between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais, foreground, is congratulated
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Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais, foreground, is congratulated by teammates after he scored a goal during second period of Game 4 NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov, right, of Russia,
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov, right, of Russia, trips Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, left, during second period of Game 4 NHL second round playoff hockey action, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, left,
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, left, of Russia, scores past Montreal Canadiens defenseman Tom Gilbert, center, and goalie Carey Price, right, during the second period of Game 4 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Carey Price #31
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 7, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Members of the
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Members of the Montreal Canadiens, including P.A. Parenteau #15, David Desharnais #51, Jeff Petry #26 and P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrate a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 7, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Brendan Gallagher #11
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Brendan Gallagher #11 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 7, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Andrei Vasilevskiy #88
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning attempts to save a shot in front of defenseman Victor Hedman #77 and David Desharnais #51 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 7, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Tyler Johnson #9
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 7: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is checked by Brandon Prust #8 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 7, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher attempts to
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Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher attempts to get control of the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23) during second period of Game 3 NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle (11) attempts
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle (11) attempts a shot between Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) and defenseman Alexei Emelin of Russia, right, during second period of Game 3 NHL second round playoff hockey action, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle (11) collides
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle (11) collides with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) against the boards during the second period of Game 3 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) blocks
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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) blocks a shot by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) as Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) helps during the second period of Game 3 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) and
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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) and center Steven Stamkos (91) clear a puck after Bishop blocked a shot as defenseman Victor Hedman (77), Montreal Canadiens right wing Dale Weise (22) and center Alex Galchenyuk (27) watch during the second period of Game 3 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Lars Eller #81
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Lars Eller #81 of the Montreal Canadiens tips the puck in front of Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning as he's defended by Alex Killorn #17 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Ben Bishop #30
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save as Andrei Markov #79 of the Montreal Canadiens crashes the net past the defense of Victor Hedman #77 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Lars Eller #81
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Lars Eller #81 of the Montreal Canadiens tips the puck in front of Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning as he's defended by Alex Killorn #17 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23)
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23) attempts a shot at Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during first period of Game 3 NHL second round playoff hockey action, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle (11) is
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle (11) is slammed into the glass by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Greg Pateryn (64) during the first period of Game 3 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) slams Tampa
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) slams Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) into the boards during first period of Game 3 NHL second round playoff hockey action, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Devante Smith-Pelly #21
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Devante Smith-Pelly #21 of the Montreal Canadiens attacks the net of Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning as Andrej Sustr #62 defends in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) blocks a
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) blocks a shot attempt by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23) during the first period of Game 3 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: J.T. Brown #23
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: J.T. Brown #23 of the Tampa Bay Lightning crashes into Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens as Matt Carle #25 and Brandon Prust #8 look on in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Tomas Plekanec #14
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens avoids the check of Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Alex Killorn of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates
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Alex Killorn of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Fla.

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Members of the
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Members of the Tampa Bay Lightning including Matt Carle #25, Steven Stamkos #91 and Alex Killorn #17 celebrate a goal as David Desharnais #51 of the Montreal Canadiens reacts in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Ryan Callahan #24
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens look at the puck going in for a goal in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: P.A. Parenteau #15
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: P.A. Parenteau #15 of the Montreal Canadiens tries to split the defense of Andrej Sustr #62 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Matt Carle #25 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Ben Bishop #30
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks to clear the puck in front of Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Carey Price #31
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a save on Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning as Lars Eller #81 defends in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Carey Price #31
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Ben Bishop #30
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TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save in front of Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens as Victor Hedman #77 defends in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) is
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) is checked by Montreal Canadiens right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (21) during the second period of Game 3 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Members of the
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Members of the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the puck in front of goaltender Carey Price #31 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry (26) celebrates with
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Montreal Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry (26) celebrates with teammates P.A. Parenteau, left, and Alexei Emelin (74) after scoring the game's first goal during first period of Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL second round playoff hockey action, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Montreal.(Ryan Remiorz /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Tyler Johnson #9
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning takes a face-off with Jacob De La Rose #25 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning's goaltender Ben Bishop makes a
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Tampa Bay Lightning's goaltender Ben Bishop makes a save on Montreal Canadiens' P.A. Parenteau as the Lightning's Matthew Carle defends during first period of Game 2 NHL second round playoff hockey action in Montreal, Sunday, May 3, 2015. . (Graham Hughes /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tampa Bay Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (51) celebrates
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (51) celebrates with teammate Victor Hedman (77) after scoring their first goal against the Montreal Canadiens during first period of Game 2 NHL second round playoff hockey action, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Montreal.(Ryan Remiorz /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Devante Smith-Pelly #21
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Devante Smith-Pelly #21 of the Montreal Canadiens and Andrej Sustr #62 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battle for position in front of goaltender Ben Bishop #30 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Ondrej Palat #18
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Jacob De La Rose #25 of the Montreal Canadiens chase the puck in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Lars Eller #81
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Lars Eller #81 of the Montreal Canadiens and Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the puck after a face-off in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk (27) runs into
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Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk (27) runs into Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) during second period of Game 2 NHL second round playoff hockey action, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Montreal.(Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Max Pacioretty #67
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens falls as he chases the puck with Braydon Coburn #55 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Ben Bishop #30
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save with Lars Eller #81 of the Montreal Canadiens waiting in front of him in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Steven Stamkos #91
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Torrey Mitchell #17
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 03: Torrey Mitchell #17 of the Montreal Canadiens tries to get past J.T. Brown #23 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 3, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos scores on Montreal
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos scores on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during second period of Game 2 NHL second round playoff hockey action in Montreal, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) scores
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) scores his team's fourth goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during second period of Game 2 NHL second round playoff hockey action, Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is scored on
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is scored on by Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov during second period of Game 2 NHL second round playoff hockey action in Montreal, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) scores
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) scores his team's second goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during second period of Game 2 NHL second round playoff hockey action Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Ryan Callahan #24
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning challenges P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 1, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Tyler Johnson #9
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal with teammates in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 1, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Max Pacioretty #67
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 1, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop keeps his
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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop keeps his eyes on the puck during the overtime period against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Jeff Petry #26
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Jeff Petry #26 and goaltender Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens watch the puck in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 1, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning's goaltender Ben Bishop, left, makes
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Tampa Bay Lightning's goaltender Ben Bishop, left, makes a save against Montreal Canadiens' Lars Eller during overtime of Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov, left, pushes Montreal
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov, left, pushes Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price into his goal during overtime of Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov, left, slides in
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov, left, slides in against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during overtime of Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86)
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) scores a disallowed goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) as Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) looks on during overtime of Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorzs/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tampa Bay Lightning's goaltender Ben Bishop, right, keeps
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Tampa Bay Lightning's goaltender Ben Bishop, right, keeps his eyes on the pubk as Montreal Canadiens' Jacob De La Rose moves in during overtime of Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86)
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) is hugged by Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) as he celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal during the second overtime against the Montreal Canadiens of Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Players from the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate teammate
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Players from the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate teammate Nikita Kucherov's winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second overtime of Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86)
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) is hugged by Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) as he celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal during the second overtime against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price lets in the
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price lets in the winning goal by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov during the second overtime of Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Carey Price #31
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens allows a goal during the second overtime period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 1, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in the second overtime period and take a 1-0 series lead. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86)
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) is hugged by right wing J.T. Brown (23) as he celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal during the second overtime against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Goaltender Carey Price
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Goaltender Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens turns around as the puck passes behind him in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 1, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31)and defenseman Greg
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31)and defenseman Greg Pateryn look down as Tampa Bay Lightning's Brian Boyle, left, celebrates teammate Nikita Kucherov's game-winning goal during the second overtime period of Game 1 of second-round playoff NHL hockey action Friday, May 1, 2015, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Ben Bishop #30
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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 01: Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save during the first overtime period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 1, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

he Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate their overtime victory
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he Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate their overtime victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 1, 2015 in Montreal.

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