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Lightning's Pat Maroon secures Stanley Cup championship hat trick

With the Bolts hoisting the Cup once again, it marks the third consecutive victory for the left-wing.

TAMPA, Fla. — Pat Maroon has officially secured his third consecutive Stanley Cup title with the Bolts claiming back-to-back championships Wednesday night.

It took five games for the Bolts to beat the Canadiens in the best of seven series, giving the Lightning forward his championship hat trick. 

Maroon's Stanley Cup-winning streak began in 2019 when he played with the St. Louis Blues. It was the first time the team took home the Cup in its franchise history and a moment to remember for Maroon. 

"We did it, we did it. I mean, there's nothing else. We put everything on the line from Jan. 3 on and we deserve this. What a way to finish it," he told the NHL at the time.

Maroon then moved to the Tampa Bay Lightning and helped the team win its second-ever championship during an unprecedented year. The 2020 season's Stanley Cup Final was played in a bubble, of sorts, without fans or loved ones but it didn't stop the Bolts from coming out on top. 

Now, he's done it again! Hoisting the Cup one more time and basking in the glory of a well-fought climb to the top of hockey once again.

Maroon joins 80 top names in hockey who have won three (or more) straight championships. The last time such a feat was accomplished was during the 1982-1983 season by New York Islanders' Billy Carroll and Mike McEwen, according to NHL records.

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