Corey Perry extends Stars' season in double OT:

Corey Perry's 2nd objective and ninth shot of the night extended Dallas' season for at least another game after their 3-2 double overtime win over Tampa. 2:22

All that matters to the Lightning is they're still in control of the series. Only they can win the Cup on Monday night, and they believe playing the same method as Game 5 will be enough to finish this off and celebrate.

"That's what playoffs have to do with," forward Yanni Gourde said Sunday. "You're not going to win every elimination video game. You simply got to go out there and play our finest, try to win that particular game and go from there."

They'll have to do it without hurt captain Steven Stamkos, who's out for the remainder of the series. Head coach Jon Cooper and Stamkos made that determination in a conversation Sunday early morning, though it was growing obvious that his post-season would be restricted to 2:37 of ice time and a remarkable objective in Game 3 of the final.

"He did everything he might to get back, and he did return and sadly he could not go any even more," Cooper stated. "Hopefully the next time you see him on the ice is throughout a trophy discussion."

Andrei Vasilevskiy's 1.41 goals-against average and.941 save portion in games after a loss this post-season gives self-confidence for the Lightning along with the experience made in previous playoffs. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Cooper said multiple times his group has actually been "quite excellent at reacting after losses." Not simply quite great however ideal.

Led by goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy's ability to get better like the Vezina Trophy finalist he is, Tampa Bay is 6-0 after a loss this post-season. Vasilevskiy has a 1.41 goals-against average and.941 save portion in those video games.

'We're a durable group. We understand how to react to difficulty.-- Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman on Saturday's Game 5 loss So, that's a source of self-confidence in addition to the experience made along the method in previous playoffs and even as just recently as last round. The Lightning lost their first opportunity to conclude the Eastern Conference last, to the New York Islanders in overtime of Game 5.

Stars banged up

Dealing with a similar scenario in the Cup final, they're prepared.

"We've remained in this situation in the past," top defenceman Victor Hedman said. "We're a resistant group. We understand how to respond to adversity. We were up 3-1, now it's 3-2, so you simply got to go out and get the next one. That's our focus."

And the next one comes against an opponent apparently on its last legs. Dipping now four deep into their gamers from their taxi squad of "Black Aces" with forwards Joel Kiviranta, Nick Caamano and Justin Dowling and defenceman Joel Hanley feeds destiny' underdog mentality however diminishes their depth.

"I provide a great deal of credit since we're missing a lot of essential people on our hockey club," Bowness said. "There's no concern about it."

There's no concern Dallas is harming.

With forwards Radek Faksa, Roope Hintz and Blake Comeau and defenceman Stephen Johns already out, veteran Andrej Sekera was hurt blocking a shot early in Game 5 and missed a period and a half before returning. Jason Dickinson is hobbling through as best he can after obstructing a shot with each foot in this series, and destiny are attempting to gut through all of it and force Game 7.

"Every guy's going through something this time of the year," Seguin said. "Everyone's prepared to get tapped in. That's just how our identity's been and how we've been all this bubble, so it's been fantastic."


And it's their 2nd win of the Stanley Cup final to force a Game 6 Monday (CBC,, 8 p.m. ET) that these groups see very in a different way."Every person truly this entire time we've been in the bubble seeming to choose the other group we're playing, we relish that," stated centre Tyler Seguin, who has 5 points in the previous two games after a five-game drought. That's what made the very first OT so troubling for the Stars, who put the Lightning on their heels to take Game 1."We just fight," said Perry, who along with Pavelski has three objectives in two video games. "You're not going to win every elimination game.