Ramblings: Lightning One Win Away, Senators Waive Ryan, Petry Signs Extension (Sept 26)

Ian Gooding

2020-09-26

Nearly a calendar year after the 2019-20 season started, and nearly two months after bubble hockey began, the Stanley Cup may be awarded in less than 24 hours.

Tampa Bay 5, Dallas 4 OT (Tampa Bay leads series 3-1)

Kevin Shattenkirk played overtime hero in Game 4, scoring a power-play goal at 6:34 of overtime.

In the post-game interview, Scott Oake asked Shattenkirk about his decision to choose Tampa Bay after the Rangers bought out his contract (maybe that was a blessing in disguise?) If that decision results in a Stanley Cup, it was 100 percent the right call. Shattenkirk has recorded points in three consecutive playoff games after going six games without a point. He'll be a UFA again after the season and should draw plenty of interest.

This wasn't your typical playoff game as far as penalties called, particularly late in the third period and in OT. Late in the third period, Corey Perry hooked Brayden Point, ahem, between the legs, for a clear penalty – yet Point was also somehow called for embellishment?