The Stars came in two wins away from the Stanley Cup.
They beat and fought back and were scratched, but eventually fell short, losing Game 6 against the Stanley 2020 Lightning Cup champion.
The loss was tough for the Stars, who went 3-1 in the best-of-seven series before winning Game 5 in double overtime to keep the Stanley Cup Final in a roll.
NO LONGER: Tampa Bay wins the Stanley 2020 Cup
Emotions were raw after team members spoke to the media.
Anton Khudobin: “There’s no feeling right now. Just empty, you know. We’ve fought hard. Especially in this situation. It’s not easy to be without families for two months, but we are attacked, we are attacked as a team, we are attacked. , but now there is nothing. “
Jamie Benn: “He’s hooked. He spends a lot of time with that group and …”
John Klingberg: “We are two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup. We have given it our all. Some key players have been injured, we grind, players come in, step up, do a great job. I am proud of this team, this organization for what we have done. At the end of the day, we’re two wins away from the Stanley Cup. ”
Tyler Seguin: “Emotions, it lasts now. As Klinger said, proud of this organization, these guys, all the guys, the axes that come in when guys are injured and other guys that intensify at different times. Going into that strip. , that training room, and having to wait in line to get in because everyone has bags of ice on them, the boys are grinding. I know Tampa was there too. I’m a great team. Congratulations to them. They won, but a lot. proud of everyone in our dressing room ”.
Rick Bowness: “No one expected us to get here, but we believed in ourselves, and we were engaged with each other. We had a team game, we had great camaraderie, great leadership and we pushed this team up. possible.We picked up a little short but I am very, very proud to be their coach.I am very proud of the players, very proud of the organization, and there are even better days ahead of us, but it was, it was a great experience.I enjoyed it, I enjoyed going here, helping them get here, and it’s unfortunate that we came short.But I know we got from this team as much as possible.And from a coaching perspective, that’s all whatever you may ask. “
Klingberg: “We’re brothers. We’ve had a great time together, and of course, this hurts a lot. It hurts. It hurts. That’s the dream of playing on the biggest stage in the world, and it ends up losing. It hurts. It hurts.”
Follow: “I think it’s the biggest grind and the hardest moment of our lives as professional athletes, and also the most fun. I think we’ve had so much fun type up to this point in this race, and it’s fun to be in this scene. and a lot of the guys in this league or in this company don’t have the opportunity to feel this pressure, and we’re having a lot of fun, so it’s been great, but other than that, there’s nothing positive about it that really comes to life. It’s definitely closed, and I think we’re all looking forward to seeing family and friends now. “