Jun 24, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Artturi Lehkonen (62) scores a goal against Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during the overtime period in game six of the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens are going to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1993.

Artturi Lehkonen scored less than two minutes into overtime to give the Canadiens a series-clinching 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6.

Here’s the Canadiens’ French call of the game-winning goal:

And what makes it particularly incredible: the Canadiens entered the postseason as the lowest overall seed. Montreal reached the playoffs despite only having 59 points and a -9 goal differential (Vegas, for example, had 82 points and a +67 goal differential). They also erased a 3-1 series deficit to win their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

So, one half of the Stanley Cup Final is set. We’ll find out the other half in Friday night’s Game 7 between the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning.

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