It's official, the Montreal Canadiens are Stanley Cup Finalists.
With Artturi Lehkonen’s overtime goal in Game 6, the Canadiens sealed a meeting with either the Tampa Bay Lightning or the New York Islanders, who will play their series-deciding Game 7 on Friday.
As well, for the first time in Montreal's 103 year history, the club won the Clarence Campbell Bowl, traditionally given to the winner of the Western Conference champions. This will be the Canadiens' 35th trip to the Stanley Cup Final, which begins on Monday.
The crowd outside the arena was so enthusiastic about the win that the Bell Centre was placed in lockdown for a short period of time as Montreal Police intervened.
With their first time back to the Stanley Cup Final since 1993, Canadiens fans had lots to celebrate on Thursday, whether that was in the streets of Montreal on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day or on social media.
— The Captain (@Cpt_Handsome) June 25, 2021