“The main thing is that this Tampa has a well-functioning system.

It is important that those who can play remain healthy.

The Lightning doesn't have much time between rounds right now.

If Dallas extended the streak with Vegas to seven games, then Tampa would have a couple of days more rest.

But everything turned out the other way around.

I still think Tampa is stronger.

Dallas will have a tough time in this series.

But nobody thought the Texans would make it to the Stanley Cup final.

And they went out there.

Anton Khudobin plays decently, and they have guys who score.

At the right time, everything is decided.

Nevertheless, I give preference to “Tampa”, - the press service of the NHL quotes Khabibulin as saying.

He noted that he would like to watch every match of this final.

“I don’t know if we can play hockey at night.

Or I will plug my ears so as not to hear the result - and watch during the day, as if the match is being played live.

But this kind of hockey cannot be missed.

Moreover, for the first time in history, two Russian goalkeepers are playing in the Stanley Cup final, ”the former goalkeeper added.

The first leg of the final series Tampa vs. Dallas will take place on 20 September.

The beginning is at 2:30 Moscow time.

Earlier, Gary Bettman admitted that the next NHL season could start in January.