Montreal Canadiens were thrilled to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights, making it back to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1988.
Artturi Lehkonen managed to score a goal past Robin Lehner, Golden Knights goalie, to give the Canadiens an overtime win in Game 6. Lehkonen was on four goals throughout the night, and Montreal's final shot was his most important.
Canadiens fans celebrated immediately after the buzzer sounded.
Marc Bergevin, Canadiens general manger, was exhilarated in his suite.
Montreal holds the record for most Stanley Cup titles in NHL history. It won their first Stanley Cup as a National Hockey Association member, and 23 more when they joined the NHL. This will be their 35th appearance.
It's been 28 year since the Canadiens have had the chance to compete for the title. Jacques Demers was the Canadiens' first coach. Kirk Mulller and Vincent Damphousse were the leading scorers for the team.
In the first period, Shea Weber scored one goal for the Canadiens. Vegas' Reilly Smith would tie it less than a minute later.
Montreal would rally in the second period, when Cole Caufield made a clever move in neutral zone and shot past Lehner. Vegas tied the game despite Carey Price's valiant efforts.
Alec Martinez tied it just over a minute into third period. Martinez scored his fourth playoff goal.
Lehner could not keep the Canadiens at bay during overtime.