NHL legend Bobby Hull had the biggest night ever in his NHL career, winning his seventh Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Monday night in a rematch of the last meeting in a Stanley Cup Final.
It was the second time in three years that the Lightning had won a Stanley Series game and the first time in seven years that a Stanley League team had won back-to-back games in the same year.
The first time Hull and the Tampa Lightning won back to back games was in 2009 and 2010, and the last time the team had come back from two straight defeats was in 2010.
Hull scored three goals for the Lightning, including a power play goal in Game 3 that sent the game into overtime.
The Ducks, meanwhile, lost to the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 2.
The last time a Stanley Stanley Cup winner and his team went on a three-game winning streak in the Stanley Cup Finals was in 2008 when the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1.
The Kings and Kings of Anaheim went on to win the Stanley Cups in 2009.
“It’s pretty special,” Hull said of his team’s 3-0 series win.
“You’re just going to be proud of that.
It’s an amazing feeling.”
The Ducks (25-15-5) have won their last five games.
They had a 3-3 tie with the Nashville Predators on Monday, but a goal by Jake Virtanen in the third period put the Predators ahead 4-3.
The Ducks were able to tie the game in the second period.
They have not won a series since 2007.
The Tampa Bay (17-16-5), who have won four straight and seven of their last eight, also have won three in a row.
They have not lost since a 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Predators in Game 1.
“We played pretty well, we dominated the game and we came out and got a win,” defenseman Brian Campbell said.
“We got a little bit of a lead, and we were able do what we need to do to get it back to within one goal.”
Campbell scored his 10th goal of the season in Game 4.
The veteran forward also added three assists and had a minus-2 rating.
The Lightning’s captain, Andrej Sustr, had six points.
The Blackhawks (22-13-7) lost for the first 12 minutes, then won three more to tie it 2-2 after a goal from Niklas Hjalmarsson in the fourth.
The Blackhawks led 3-all in the game before losing it 3-4 on a power-play goal by David Backes.
Chicago then lost a 3 and 1 lead to Anaheim, but had the puck again in the final minute.
“I thought we had a pretty good chance,” coach Joel Quenneville said.
The Stars led 3 3-5 in the first period.
But the Ducks scored the final two goals of the first and tied it at 3 in the 13th.
“They’re playing great hockey right now, and I thought they had a chance,” Quennevilles said.
The Hawks have won two of three against the Lightning.
Their lone loss came on Nov. 15, 2011, when the Blackhawks lost 3-on-3 in overtime to the Lightning in the series finale.